How health care reform opens new doors to senior living by Kay Van Norman, MS, and Kristine Rogers, BA.
Published in the Journal on Active Aging Jan/ Feb 2013
The Affordable Care Act, signed into law in March 2010, signals sweeping changes to healthcare in the United States. But what does this legislation mean for those who support older-adult health and wellbeing?
Creating Purpose Driven Communities by Kay Van Norman
Published in the Journal on Active Aging Sept/Oct 2009
Age demographics will drive growth in senior living, but there is an opportunity for so much more. What would it take for potential clients to want to move in, rather than wait until they “have to”?
Aging Brilliantly in Montana http://distinctlymontana.com/
Published in Distinctly Montana Gal fall 2012
“Here are some simple strategies to help you age Brilliantly”
Choosing to stay strong as you age by Kay Van Norman
Published in Quaity CareTM 2010
Actual hands-on tools to help you protect your strength as well as those you work with or care for, on a daily basis.
Chapter 4: “The Media’s Portrayal of Ageing” by Colin Milner, Kay Van Norman, and Jenifer Milner
The Media’s Portrayal of Ageing explores how negative stereotypes of aging evolved, and how the media and marketers help perpetrate these negative stereotypes. “Expectations of aging impact health beliefs, choices, behaviors, and outcomes”, says Kay Van Norman, President of Brilliant Aging, “so changing these negative perceptions of aging has the potential to impact individuals as well as society as a whole.” “I was honored to contribute to this book and hope that media and marketers will take the information to heart and play a pivotal role in changing the way we all view aging.” Download Chapter 4 (PDF) below:
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- “Global Population Ageing: Peril or Promise”International thought leaders from the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on Aging explore global aging and it’s social & economic effects. Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, lauds the book as “the product of a true collaboration among the business, political, academic, and other leaders of society; and Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization calls it a “must read”.
Milner, C., Milner, J., Van Norman, K (2012) “The Media’s Portrayal of Ageing”, chapter in Global Population Ageing: Peril or Promise?, editors, David Bloom (lead editor), John Beard, Simon Biggs, Linda Fried, Paul Hogan, Alexandre Kalache, Jay Olshansky,World Economic Forum
Ageism as a Barrier to Physical Activity by Kay Van Norman
Published in the Journal on Active Aging, Sept/Oct, 2004, pg. 32-38
Health promotion specialists have made significant progress identifying and addressing barriers to physical activity participation such as transportation, accessibility, cost, environment and quality programming and staff…
Woman in Motion- Conquering the Aging Myth by Kay Van Norman
What have you given up that you used to love to do? I’m standing on stage in a skimpy leotard, fishnet stockings and heels, seconds from performing a Fosse dance piece (think the movie Chicago) with eight other dancers age 17-24. Oh… I’m a 48 year old professional woman, wife and mother of two…
Changing Wellness Behavior by Kay Van Norman
Behavioral intention is formed by weighing attitudes towards, and perceived norms for a specific behavior. For example, most 40+ individuals consider regular physical activity a positive aspiration (even it they don’t actually do it!)…
Whole Person Wellness by Kay Van Norman
Whole Person Wellness recognizes each person as a unique individual with needs and opportunities for growth in multiple dimensions of health; physical, social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and vocational. The standard approach to health has been reactive, addressing health problems and focusing almost entirely on physical health…
More Publications by Kay Van Norman
Books and Manuals
Van Norman, K. Exercise and Wellness for Older Adults (2010) Human Kinetics Publishers, Champaign, IL
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Van Norman, K, (2005) “Warming up and Cooling Down”, chapter in Physical Activity for Older Adults, editors, Jessie Jones, PhD and Debra J. Rose, PhD, Human Kinetics Publishers, Champaign, IL
Van Norman, K.,(1998, rev. 2004), “Exercise Programming & Leadership”, chapter in Exercise for Older Adults: ACE’S Guide for Fitness Professionals published by the American Council on Exercise (ACE).
Van Norman, K. Exercise Programming for Older Adults (1995) Human Kinetics Publishers, Champaign,IL
Van Norman, K. & Montague, J. Step In The Right Direction. Keiser Corporation Publishers,(1999). A training manual for wellness center development and programming.
Van Norman, K (2009) “Creating Purpose Driven Senior Living Communities”, The Journal on Active Aging, September/October.
Van Norman, K. (2006) Motivating Participants to Be More Physically Active, Center for Healthy Aging, National Council on Aging Issue Brief, Number 5, Winter
Van Norman, K (2004), “Increasing Physical Activity Participation among 50+ Adults: A New Approach, Journal on Active Aging, September/October.
Van Norman, K, Montague, J., (2002) “Taking Wellness to New Levels”, Assisted Living Success, October.
Van Norman, K. (2001) “Changing Wellness Behavior, Part 2″ Assisted Living Success, April.
Van Norman, K. (2001) “Changing Wellness Behavior, Part I” Assisted Living Success, February.
Van Norman, K. (2001) “Vocational & Social Dimensions@ Assisted Living Success, January.
Van Norman, K. (2000) “Facilitating the Intellectual Dimension of Wellness” Assisted Living Success, December.
Van Norman, K. (2000) “More than Physical” Assisted Living Success, October.
Van Norman, K. (2000) “Movement Matters” Assisted Living Success, August.
Van Norman, K. (1999) “Understanding & Reducing the Risk of Falls” Assisted Living Success, December.
Van Norman, K. (1999) “Fighting Physical Frailty” Assisted Living Success, October.
Van Norman, K. (1999) “Fitness for Individual Needs: Moving from theory to practice in wellness programming” Assisted Living Success, August.
Van Norman, K. (1999) “Motivation & Compliance in Exercise Programs for Older Adults” Canadian Fitness, July.
Van Norman, K., (1999) “Whole Person Wellness: A Framework” Assisted Living Success, January.
Van Norman, K. (1999) “Wellness: Moving From Principle to Practical Application” Retirement Community Business, Spring.
Van Norman, K., and Montague, J.(1998), “The Multi-Station Wellness Concept: Motivating Older Adults to Move Towards Wellness”, American Senior Fitness Bulletin, Vol.5,no.1, winter 1998.
Van Norman, K., and Montague, J.(1998) “The Multi-Stations Wellness Model” Assisted Living Success, August.
Van Norman, K., (1998) “Motivation and Compliance in Exercise Programs for Older Adults” The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, October.
Van Norman, K. (1998) “The Role of Wellness Programming in Assisted Living” Ohio Assisted Living Association, June/July.
Van Norman, K.,Yates, S., and Dunnagan, T.(1998) “Home-Based Exercise Pilot for Fall Prevention Programming”, in American Senior Fitness Bulletin, Vol.5, no.2., spring.