Graduation Date

5-2017

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department or Program

Occupational Therapy

Department or Program Chair

Ruth Ramsey Ed.D., OTR/L

First Reader

Susan Morris Ph.D., OTR/L

Second Reader

Ruth Ramsey Ed.D., OTR/L

Abstract

Access to current, evidence-based health information is an important step to the promotion of health and wellness for all age groups, including OAs. Since the virtual world is easily accessible and is being used more frequently by OAs, an effective way to convey relevant up-to-date health information is through a website devoted to the dissemination of health promotion information tailored for OAs, including tips for integrating healthy habits into their lifestyle. Dominican University of California’s (DUC) Healthy Aging website, developed in May 2014, contains relevant and evidence-based research, including activities and local community based programs that promote healthy aging on the DUC campus.

The objective of this project was to further enhance the DUC Healthy Aging website by adding material that is focused on engagement in physical and emotional wellness with a focus on living a safe, productive, and enjoyable lifestyle. Specifically, new topics such as “Living Safely Inside and Outside of Home,” “Local Events,” “Emotional Wellness,” “At Your Fingertips,” “Apps You Can Use,” and “ Position, Movement, & Ergonomics” have been added to enhance the DUC Healthy Aging website.

Comments

Visit the Department of Occupational Therapy's Healthy Aging website.

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