the questionnaires are used for this different age group, so you ask the same question from the age group 20s, 40s, 60s and above seventies. Research Project: Physical Fitness for the Elderly in Your Community There is a tremendous amount of research available today that points to the importance of exercise for successful aging. This project will allow you to see if this message is getting out to the public. Investigate the physical fitness programs available for elderly people in your community. Call senior centers in your area to find out what programs are available. You can also visit the local gyms to see if there are any special programs available for elderly people. Visit the gym on three occasions (preferably at different times of day and different days of the week), and make a note of what percentage of the people exercising are elderly (i.e., over 65). You may also want to note in what kinds of activities the elderly clients are involved. Interview four people, one in each of the following age groups: twenties, forties, sixties, and over-seventies. Ask them to answer the questions listed below. Questions: • How often do you exercise? • In what types of exercise do you regularly engage? • Do you typically exercise alone or with other people? • How long have you been regularly exercising? • How long do you plan to regularly exercise in the future? • Why do you exercise? After completing the interviews, compare and contrast the answers given by people in the different age groups. Write a brief report summarizing your findings, and indicate how well the message about the benefits of exercise for successful aging has been received in your community.