Positively Happy: Fostering Life Satisfaction Through a Five Session Workshop

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Identifier 2011_Hoenig
Title Positively Happy: Fostering Life Satisfaction Through a Five Session Workshop
Creator Hoenig, Kathleen J.
Subject Personal Satisfaction; Activities of Daily Living; Quality of Life; Attitude to Health; Socialization; Motivation; Humor; Happiness; Laughter; Loneliness; Fear; Reinforcement (Psychology); Life Style; Self Care; Self Efficacy; Aging Populations; Life Satisfaction; Well-Being; Optimal Aging
Description The physical and psychological aspects of aging impact quality of life and often present challenges to living a healthy, happy life. Studies have shown that humor, happiness, and positive attitude influence quality of life. An initial inquiry via email was sent to personnel at Salt Lake County senior centers to ask about the interest in, support for, and helpfulness of a humor, happiness and laughter workshop. Positive responses about such a workshop led to the initial and ongoing development, by this author, of a pilot program titled, Positively Happy: Fostering Life Satisfaction Through a Five-Session Workshop, to promote happiness and humor and to increase life satisfaction among older adults. The workshop consists of five sessions. Each session focuses on educating seniors about beneficial effects of humor and happiness on positive aging and includes participatory activities designed to encourage laughter, positive social interaction, friendship and healthy attitudes. The pilot program will be conducted at a Salt Lake County senior center. After the pilot workshop is completed and evaluated, the long-term goal is to implement it in the future as a five week program (incorporating feedback from evaluations) conducted once a week at senior centers in Salt Lake County.
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2011
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Kathleen J. Hoenig 2011
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Scanning Technician sg
Metadata Cataloger AMT
Name Kathleen J. Hoenig
ARK ark:/87278/s6m936xx
Setname ehsl_gerint
Date Created 2013-03-14
Date Modified 2016-06-15
ID 179519
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m936xx
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