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Project Title

Physical activity in adult care residences: A multi-level intervention

Funding Dates



NAPSACC LogoPhysical activity is an important factor in the well-being of older adults, who often experience a steady decline in physical activity while staying in adult supervised care settings (ASC; e.g., adult care homes, adult day cares). Physical activity can improve both functional ability and mobility as well as cognition for older adults, but less than 10 percent of individuals in ASCs meet the recommended amount of daily physical activity. This lack of physical activity is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s and other dementias in older adults. This project aims to fill a gap in research surrounding physical activity practices in ASCs and to develop a physical activity promotion program that could easily be used across ASCs nationwide. The project team will adapt Go NAPSACC, an online interactive tool used to improve the health and well-being of children in child care settings, for use in ASCs

Research Areas 

Nutrition and Physical Activity

Principal Investigator

Erik Willis, PhD


Alzheimer’s Association