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Often it becomes necessary for older adults to use wheelchairs, and moving the body becomes limited. Aware of this, Activity Specialists relieve clients by encouraging movement in their chair. Accompanied by soothing music, virtual sessions concentrate on breathing, extending limbs, and working together to bring the mind, body, and soul together. Stretching never felt so good!
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The COVID-19 crisis is impacting older adults in insurmountable ways. In addition to the dangers to physical health, we are witnessing how the impact of strict isolation from loved ones is detrimental for individuals and our community. Kari Rogenski, Director of The Hummingbird Project, is honored to share her Grandmother’s story through Dr. Bill Thomas’ Changing Aging website. We are proud that The Hummingbird Project’s virtual activity program is part of the solution to this crisis!
Resource Share Wednesday: The National Council on Aging
Check out this video on aging well.
Martin, an avid bird watcher, is feeling frustrated while the Stay at Home orders are in place. Perusing the nearby parks with binoculars was Martin’s favorite choice of activity. With the assistance of his care provider, an Activity Specialist delivered pinecones, peanut butter, and birdseed to create an attractive bird feeder. Hanging it by his living room window, Martin is now reunited with his passion and keeps a journal of his colorful friends who come to visit!
Watch this video to learn how to make a peanut butter & pinecone bird feeder!
Moving to another state is common for older adults. Lucille now lives in California with ties to the east coast. After researching her history, an Activity Specialist found the college and prep school she attended as a young adult. Watching her beam with pride while virtually viewing photos of her alma mater supported the notion that celebrating one’s foundation is important! Rah, Rah, Sis Boom Bah!
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Being shut in during Stay at Home orders can be frustrating; especially for clients who are used to going out with their Activity Specialist. A client who is familiar with the owners of Safari West, a wildlife sanctuary, was surprised when her activity specialist shared virtual editions they produced during the pandemic. Imagine the thrill as she viewed her pal narrate on-location surrounded by the beautiful animals. “It’s like we are right there with him!”
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On Friday, July 31st through Monday, August 3rd, Sage Eldercare Solutions will host a free online screening of Lives Well Lived, one of the most uplifting films you’ll ever see, followed by a Zoom Q&A with the director and a chance to discuss the movie with other viewers of all ages. This one-hour documentary features 40 people ranging in age from 75 to 100, who share intimate memories, inspiring stories, and insights to living a meaningful life.
This is an event for every member of the Sage community. Everyone — clients, PCAs, family members, community partners and friends — is welcome and encouraged to attend!
Please follow this link to register and reserve your ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/113910982816
To view the movie trailer, click this link: https://www.lives-well-lived.com/
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