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Transitions in Aging

Promoting Community Participation

Take Away

  • Benefits of being an active community member
    • The definition of successful aging: (1) to live independently as long as possible, (2) to remain out of institutions, (3) to maintain autonomy in decisions, and (4) to continue to engage in meaningful activities
  • Comprehensive programming
    • Promote healthy living
    • Engage in meaningful, person-centered activities

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Notes and References

So, we have discussed how being active community members can promote successful aging in individuals aging with developmental disabilities.

We have discussed different strategies to help individuals with different developmental disabilities become active members in their community. We prepared some case studies for you to put a practical spin on this presentation.