I love this site, there is always an idea, quiz or craft that I can use or modify for my programs. After 35 years as an Activation Coordinator/Senior Facilitator, I am now semi-retired and running programs for individuals and small groups on Zoom (Mind Challenge/Theme Conversations & Your Story).
Love the forum idea and can see it being a real support to each other - wonderful to see the smiling faces, caring and positive attitudes that this field endangers!
Congratulations and thanks to the Golden Carers Team for a professional and well designed website that is internationally useful and user friendly!
Have you considered video games that keep the residents upright and engaged, this will keep with your aim of recovering mobility and preventing falls? Wii Fit? Arm chair exercises that include a mix of sitting down and standing up excersies? Ball games such as ten pin bowling for those with good ROM and gait?
You could contact your local dance school who maybe able to come an do the old time waltz or even rock and roll with your residents who aren't so keen on just on exercising, engaging dementia clients in favourite past times like dancing can be abit easier than having them exercise or take part in a walking group.
A few names I can think of for your class include
Upright an Dancing
Ten Pin Stars
Fit at Fifty (depends on your aged group)
Breakfast Club (if the excersies are first up in the morning)
Power 20 (20 minutes of movement to music)
We call our musical exercises.
Mooving and Grooving.
Lot's of fun. We add the extra o in moving .