Evaluating the Impacts of COVID-19 Stay at Home Orders on the Physical, Mental, and Social Wellbeing in Participants in YMCA SilverSneakers Programming

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Hall, Alyssa
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Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE::Social medicine::Public health medicine research areas::Public health science , North Carolina , Exercise , COVID- 19 , SARS-CoV-2 , Emergency Shelter
North Carolina Executive Orders placed in March 2020 encouraged families and individuals to stay in their homes and to only leave their homes to perform essential services for survival and work. This Executive Order prohibited the operation of any businesses, organizations, or other establishments to which people may travel or congregate. The increased risk of complications due to COVID-19 infections for those that are age 60 and older lead to most shelter-in-place orders in U.S. states to be longer and more critical for this population which may have increased feelings of isolation The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of COVID-19 shelter in place orders on the physical activity, mental, emotional, and social well-being of adults ages 60 and older. The study will determine the lifestyle changes that occurred as the result of shelter-in-place orders and how they influenced the daily lives of YMCA members that participate in SilverSneakers programming