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Authors

  1. Nastasi, Julie Ann ScD, OTD, OTR/L, SCLV, CLA, FAOTA
  2. Kenyon, Kaitlin OTR/L
  3. Tirney, Devon OTR/L

Abstract

Visual impairment presents challenges for older adults to participate in physical activity or exercise. The purpose of this collective case study is to explore how older adults with visual impairment participate in physical activity. Four older adults with visual impairment were recruited to participate in the study. Three out of the 4 participants were able to complete all rounds of the study prior to COVID-19 pandemic halting the study. Five themes emerged from the study: exercise to enhance health and well-being, occupations as activity, loss of participation, adaptation to vision loss, and motivation to stay healthy. The findings support the use physical activity to enhance overall health and well-being.