Get Residents Moving During ADL Care!

Hello everyone, With so many residents staying in their rooms because of COVID-19, we want help you find ways to keep them moving in their small spaces. Integrating physical activity while helping residents with their activities of daily living is a great way to do this, especially if you are short on staff during this […]

Go Outside!

Hello everyone, We hope you and your staff are all doing well amid this crisis, and that your residents and their families are coping well too. We were happy to get these pictures (please see attached files) from our friends at an assisted living home. On one of our recent sunny days, the staff encouraged […]

March into Spring

Hello everyone, March is here and soon you’ll want to be spending more time outside with residents enjoying the spring sunshine and flowers. Let’s get ready! Encouraging residents to move more now can help improve balance, maintain or increase lower body strength, and improve flexibility, which will make it easier for everybody to go outside. […]

Never Give Up on Activity!

Hello everyone, How often do we see a group of residents participating in a recreational activity, but notice that at least a few of them are left out… sitting in the corner looking on? Often, these more “challenging” residents are the people who most need to be active and engaged in activity so they avoid […]

Valentine’s Day Dance Contest!

Hello everyone, Valentine’s Day is this Friday and many of you are probably hosting parties in your communities to celebrate the day of LOVE. Well, we LOVE moving and dancing!!! This week at your parties, make sure to put on some music and get everyone dancing. Show us your moves!!! Send us pictures of your […]

New Year’s Resolution Idea!

Hello everyone, If you are looking for a good New Year’s resolution that you, your staff and residents can work on together, we’ve got an idea for you! Turn OFF the televisions for an hour each afternoon and turn ON some music and dance! Research has repeatedly shown that music is beneficial for people at […]

Are Your Halls Dull?

Hello everyone, This week, we’d like you to think about the environment in your facility and how it may influence behavior and/or encourage or discourage physical activity among your residents. Remember, if we can help residents stay engaged in pleasant ways, then they may be less likely to become anxious, depressed or agitated. They may also […]

Active Aging Week is Coming!

Hello everyone, We encourage you to celebrate Active Aging Week, held from September 23rd through the 29th and sponsored by the International Council on Active Aging. The event will have “theme days” that focus on different aspects of healthy aging. This year they include: The WALK! With Aegis Therapies Wellness with Water (Aquatic Yoga or […]