WHY OLDER PERSONS SHOULD JOIN US AT SALTY DAWG RALLY

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One sociological theory of aging is the activity theory. This interactionist theory of the aging process states that older people need to be active because it is in this state where they can continue to promote the advancement of self and the society where they live in. Having a positive disposition on aging is important so that they can be motivated to remain active which will contribute to their overall well-being. The government program Healthy People 2020 aims to improve the health of all Americans. One of their health outcomes in public health related to the activity theory is to increase the proportion of older people who participate in easy to rigorous physical activities during their free time. This is in line with their objective to recover and enhance the health, purpose, and quality of life of older people. The agency believes that engaging in physical activities can help reduce the rate of chronic illnesses and injuries among older adults. They can take control of their health and become independent. Studies also show how physical activity significantly lowered the risk of impairment in cognition and dementia. They support and encourage exercise and outdoor activities. They reiterate the value of physical activity among older people as these are associated with a delay in the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. There are so many benefits to engaging in outdoor activities, especially for older persons. Aside from improving physical health, their social and emotional connections are enhanced by developing camaraderie and friendships with community members. There is an increased sense of community and belongingness. That is why we love having them around at Salty Dawg Rally. We value their contribution to our society and the hard work that they have exerted over the past years. It is time for our older persons to relax and enjoy themselves with the people who know their true worth.

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