Occupation in Lifestyle Redesign: The Well Elderly Study Occupational Therapy Program

Time frame and location of the study
9 month treatment phase
Subsidized apartment complexes for independent seniors
Application of Occupational Science to the study design
Emphasizes the critical role that occupations play in affecting health and psychological well-being
Topical Content Areas
1. introduction to the power of occupations
2. aging, health, and occupation
3. transportation
4. safety
5. social relationships
6. cultural awareness
7. finances
8. integrative summary
Methods of Program Delivery
1. didactic presentation
2. peer exchange
3. direct experience
4. personal exploration
Health Related Outcomes
1. enhanced physical health
2. improved mental health
3. superior occupational functioning
4. increased life satisfaction