Everyone benefits from exercise that is suitable for their age and circumstances. Exercise promotes sociability, and improves mobility.
We all know that exercise is good for us but for some reason, the older we get, the less we do. Contrary to popular belief, poor balance and muscle weakness has a lot more to do with inactivity than age.
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I placed numbers on the floor 1-20 in a circle (just like a cake-walk). I played music as the residents danced and walked the circle.
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Golf is recognised as a good activity for promoting mental, physical and social wellbeing. Putting is a relaxing and ideal indoor activity that can be done by people with previous golfing skills and those who have never played before.
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To coincide with the Rio Olympic theme we are following for August we got off to a blazing start with a session of 50+ Zumba.
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Through doing a social history with one of our residents I found out her daughter was a yoga instructor and asked if she would be interested in volunteering half an hour for a yoga session with our residents.
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I explained to the residents that exercise is fun and good for the body and to keep your mind active too.
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I created a game where around 8 residents sit in a circle. I throw a balloon in the middle and then we all count how many times we can hit it in the air before it touches the ground.
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Blu-tack 20 or 50 cent coins to the bottoms of their shoes & have the residents taping along with swinging music while remaining seated.
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Moderate exercise achieves beneficial health outcomes. Age is irrelevant; everyone benefits from exercises that are suitable to their health, age and circumstances.
This is a great program to run for High or Low Care the residents love it.
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Golden Carers Gentle Chair Exercises DVD
Gentle exercise for the arms as well as an opportunity to socialize! Great for game for the elderly. Also suitable for people living with dementia.
Fun exercise and opportunity for social interaction.
This is an excellent game for socialization.
Promote friendship and stimulates physically.
Nice game to maintain or improve physical abilities.
Gardening is a wonderful physical and emotional activity for seniors. It is an opportunity to reminisce about times gone by while reaping the benefits of sunshine, fresh air and gentle exercise