Various techniques are used to motivate the residents to exercise and increase their dexterity. Using our parachute is one of the many items we use to engage residents’ involvement in movement. While most gross motor activities for the elderly develop muscles in the lower body more than the upper torso, parachutes strengthen primarily shoulder, arm, and hand muscles.
Our residents also enjoy music on a daily basis. On January 12th, we had a concert featuring the Music Makers of the St. Lewis Center for everyone. The seniors came to sing and play various instruments to entertain the residents. We all had a hand-clapping good time!