Definition:

The Idea that is normal and healthy for older adults to try to remain as active as possible for as long as possible.

HGD Chapter 18 p.461-462

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Activity_theory
http://www.learning-theories.com/activity-theory.html

Examples:Elderly people performing activities such as gardening, lawn care, walking,etc.

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=1579539427001


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Analogies:

Elders are like machines, you have to keep them producing on a regular basis or eventually they won't be able to produce at all.

Mnemonics:The word activity can brings up the thought of performing various actions. These actions can have an underlying meaning pointing towards elders performing various activities as they age.


In the News: Local woman celebrates her 102nd birthday.


http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=1579539427001
‍‍http://gerontologist.oxfordjournals.org/content/17/6/553.full.pdf‍‍ http://youtu.be/4oG0ZvkhzCY‍‍‍‍
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=1579539427001




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