Strategy HCO1.2: Develop a regional plan to address barriers to, and enhancements for, increasing older adults’ participation in physical activity programs or opportunities.
A strategic plan outlines the objectives, goals, and strategies that the community team will use to promote active aging/physical activity for older adults. A broad-based community health plan will describe in detail the plan's feasibility, the cost to execute, its envisioned impact, time-frame for completing the set goals, and the people who will lead the various action items.
Additional Information / Case Studies
Buncombe County is a leader in this area. The current Buncombe County Aging Plan (2013 – 2017) Goal 10 (page 17) Improve healthy weights among community dwelling older adults includes a strategy to “promote sustained physical activity among older adults.” In addition, the Buncombe County Community Health Improved Process (CHIP) includes a goal around Healthy Living and related physical activity among all ages.