Exercise is very important for both mind and spirit. As such, varied, daily, exercise is offered to all of our residents who participate based upon their physical and cognitive ability. Included in the programs are:
High stimulation exercise - important to increase brain circulation for activities of the day, including low impact aerobics, repetitions of arm lifts and leg lifts, marching to increase heart rate and overall body stretching.
Low stimulation exercise- especially important for residents who are prone to "sun-downing syndrome," a term referring to people who become more confused during late afternoon or evening hours. Low stimulation exercises include walking group, stretching, shoulder/neck massages and socializing events such as happy hour, afternoon tea and talk, and, when seasonally appropriate, enjoying our garden patio.