As part of Limestone University’s commitment to make a difference in the Cherokee County community, three of its students recently made a physical activities presentation to local assisted living facilities.
D’Meko Pryor, Omari Solomon-Bishop, and Alyssa Stubbs fulfilled their Physical Education 495 course’s community service project requirement by presenting their physical activity research to representatives from three assisted living facilities in the area – Brookview Healthcare Center, Magnolias, and Peachtree Centre.
The students presented their project “Balancing, Strength, and Video/Technology Physical Activities for the Elderly in Assisted Living Facilities.” Pryor concentrated on a variety of video and technology physical activity programs for the older population. Solomon-Bishop focused on strengthening physical activities for varying ability levels, and Stubbs spotlighted improving balance whether it be in bed, in a chair, or standing up.
The presentations were made to representatives from each of the assisted living facilities on April 23 at Limestone’s Spring 2021 Student Research Symposium. The symposium was held virtually, for the second consecutive time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Limestone’s symposium takes place each semester to allow students to share, discuss, and interact with their peers and the University community regarding their research and creative works.
“Balance and strengthening physical activities are critical for adults to stay healthy during the aging process,” noted Dr. Felicia Cavallini, Professor of Physical Education. “Video programs have become more popular than ever since the COVID-19 pandemic. Our students provided much-needed information for the activity directors.”
Accompanying Photo (left to right): Omari Solomon-Bishop, Alyssa Stubbs, and D’Meko Pryor.