How to Plan and Implement an Exercise Program

How to Plan and Implement an Exercise Program

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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.


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Julianne 28th Jan 2020 Activities Officer
Do you have a list of evaluation programs already written up.
Susan 29th Jan 2020 Activity Director
I am not sure exactly what you mean Julianne but here is an activity evaluation form on Golden Carers
https://www.goldencarers.com/activity-evaluation-form/5165/
Here is another article about Exercise
https://www.goldencarers.com/how-to-run-group-exercise-sessions-for-the-elderly/5182/
Solange 31st Jan 2020 Diversional Therapist
Hi Julianne, Susan 's suggestions are quite helpful. You also can evaluate the Lifestyle Program through reports on attendance and through the Residents’ Meeting, usually once a year. At the Residents' Meeting, you can establish the activities that are working and the ones that are not popular. You can ask for suggestions on what sort of activities they would like to see introduced to the Program. Via your own 'Attendance' report, you can evaluate the activities that should be deleted or improved.
Sarah 20th Dec 2016 Activities Director
Thank you for the Outline, Morena! Having an evaluation form on hand for all types of Activities is a great idea. Our facility is brand new and as we get residents, we are contouring activities based on their interests and needs. This site has so many great ideas, forums, etc.
Caz 11th Aug 2014
Ok have that in practice, was looking for more ideas or exercise sheets??
chant 18th Mar 2016
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Kim 5th Dec 2013 Registered Nurse
we have a very successful exercise program which deals with stretching and movement.we incorporate ball catching,throwing and bouncing.At the end of every session we use foam pool "noodles" to hit the ball along the floor back and forth between the residents.They get so much fun out of this and it adds to their reflex and co ordination. Sometimes I think they come just for that aspect of the session. Your article are so helpfull keep up the great work.
Tangi 27th Nov 2013 RECREATION THERAPIST
Hi there, does the Carers website sell CD's / DVD's e.g. "heads/shoulders/knees and toes" and others. The residents of the dementia unit I find myself "filling-in" on a regular basis, enjoy it when we have exercises, the above would an add-on to my active games programs. Thank you
Morena 27th Nov 2013 Diversional Therapist
I consider that lifestyle program evaluation form would be done, specifying for how long the program has been running or trial up in place; what are the goal and expected outcomes.
Name of the program:
Is this program new: Y N
Time:
Location
Sessions per week
Group size and mix
What is the Feedback from residents, or relevant stakeholder, staff or volunteers about the program? Positive/Negative
Group size and mix
Resources:
Has the program met the goals or expected outcomes? What evidence is there of the success of the program.
How will the program be improved or improved residents wellbeing?
Hope this will help you.
Regards
Morena De Lopez :)

debbie 25th Nov 2013 day centre coordinator
Thank you for this outline. I have started to introduce more physical activities at our centre. This was lacking previously and we now have ball games, balloon throwing, bean bags, golden carers DVD stretching movements and also gentle chair dances on DVD. At present this is all going very well

I need to follow this through with the appropriate documentation and evaluations. So management can see the benefits this is having on our clients. Do you have anything I can use for feedback forms or evaluations?
I look forward to your response.

Cheers Debbie
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