Seniors Getting Active in Rural New York: Improving Physical Activity and Eating Environments in Rural Communities

Partners:

  • Cornell University

Participants:

  • 24 older adult citizen scientsits from four rural communties in New York State. 

Goals:

  • Document barriers and facilitators to healthy eating and active living

Outcomes:

  • Developed a civic engagement group to increase physical activity year-round for all ages
  • Created plans and raised funds for the development of fitness in the town's rundown playground

Publication:

Seguin RA, Morgan EH, Connor LM, Garner JA, King AC, Sheats JL, et al. Rural Food and Physical Activity Assessment Using an Electronic Tablet Based Application, New York, 2013–2014. Prev Chronic Dis 2015;12:150147.