Music, Movement, and Mood: Health Promotion Classes Boost Well-Being and Create Social Bonds

Kluge, Mary Ann
April 2014
Generations;Spring2014, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p31
Academic Journal
This program spot elucidates examples of how friendships can develop among participants in wellness programming. The two programs described are carefully designed to offer participants opportunities to be physically active and to engage socially with one another and outsiders from the university and the surrounding community. Research done at the facility found 'a sense of belonging' and 'a feeling of camaraderie' to be recurring themes in these programs. Friendships appeared to help residents mitigate the stress of relocation and begin to call the facility home.


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