Many people have ideas and willingness to set up groups that are beneficial for their local community, but only some such groups survive.
Associate Professor Dr Linda Robertson will consider the features of group processes for a peer-led exercise group for senior citizens, called Steady As You Go.
What gives people ownership of the group and makes them feel valued members of it? How do you create a positive group culture? What support do peer leaders need to continue in their leadership roles? What strategies ensure leadership succession?
The answers to these and other questions identify characteristics that are likely to be helpful to maintain the viability of similar peer-led groups.
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