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AUCD: Concurrent Sessions: Breaking Down Barriers to Inclusive Health Promotion & Recreation through Creative Partnerships: A Rural Approach


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Mindy Renfro, PT, PhD, DPT, CPH, Clinical Coordinator
University of Montana Rural Institute, UCEDD

Other Presenter(s)

Donna Bainbridge, PT, EdD, Special Olympics International, Missoula, MT, United States;
Meg Whicher, BS, Missoula Parks & Recreation, Missoula, MT, United States;
Molly Blair, BS, New Directions Fitness Center, Missoula, MT, United States, MT - University of Montana Rural Institute, UCEDD;


Recreation oftentimes is not inclusive for adults living with disabilities and/or aging and is key to physical activity. Many evidence-based programs promote healthy living and decrease risk of chronic disease, falls and/or social isolation but are not available to special populations. We will examine a multi-faceted approach to physical activity and health promotion for ALL adults established in rural Montana as a result of creative win-win partnerships.

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