Volunteers for Outdoor Walks

Hello everyone, First off, we hope all of you who are nursing assistants had a wonderful Nursing Assistant Appreciation Week and that your residents and fellow staff helped you feel appreciated, valued and loved! These have been very difficult months for all of us, but your commitment to your work and the residents you serve […]

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. […]

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 […]

Cues to Move

Hello everyone, The environment plays a large role in encouraging physical and functional activity of residents in your communities. Some of the most common things we find lacking are cues in the environment to promote activity. Things like hand weights, foam swim noodles, elastic bands, stationary bikes, and other exercise equipment are great to have […]

Turkey Trot Time!

Hello everyone, Thanksgiving Day is almost here! Before we enjoy our fabulous feasts, it’s fun to work up those appetites with some morning exercise on turkey day! How about hosting a “Turkey Trot” at your community? Turkey trots have become very popular as a way to have fun with family and friends, and often raise […]