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Andrea 7th Mar 2016 Lifestyle assistant
Is anyone able to share their gentle exercise routines? I have been using the same one (written by a physio) for awhile but am keen to get some other ideas to provide a bit of variety.
Talita 8th Mar 2016
Hi Andrea,

There are some comments from members at the bottom of this article that you might find useful:

How to plan and implement an exercise program
Amelia 14th Mar 2016 RAO
Hi Amelia, I do a gentle exercise class daily and like to change it up. A couple of days a week we use hand weights and once a week we do a stretching class using therabands. I googled seniors exercises and got a whole variety from the web. My residents love it and it has made a big difference to their strength and mind set. Hope this helps, Lorena
Amelia 14th Mar 2016 RAO
Sorry Andrea, I wrote the wrong name above, hope my ideas help! Lorena
ps I bought my therabands from our local chemist at around $4.00 per metre but they are available from Big W too.
Dene 15th Mar 2016 Diversional Therapist
Hi Andrea, We are an aged care hospital and the abilities of our residents are very limited. For our exercise programme we use an Octaband, which is made from lycra, multi coloured, has either eight or sixteen arms and is mainly for the upper body exercise. We incorporate leg movements for those that can. We purchased ours from America but if you Google Octaband you can find out where to obtain one. Our residents really enjoy their exercise programme using the Octaband. Hope this is helpful.

jane 28th Mar 2016 activity provider
Hi Andrea,
I use a CD - Chair Exercise for senior adults. It has quite a good selection of music from
Tea for Two, to September in the Rain. I use 'Activities to Share' Co. you can order
from . They also do singalongs with printed book of
lyrics. Very useful as they can be printed off and everyone has a copy. (Large print).
Hope this maybe of helpfully.


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