Come Join Us

We had another great day at Among Friends this week.  One of the activities that both volunteers and participants enjoy is chair yoga.  The Alzheimer’s Society provides a list of all the benefits of appropriate exercise for those with memory loss:

  • improving physical fitness – maintaining strong muscles and flexible joints can help people maintain independence for longer
  • improving the ability to dress, clean, cook and perform other daily activities (as these may be performed more effectively if someone is fitter or more supple)
  • helping to keep bones strong and reducing the risk of osteoporosis (a disease that affects the bones, making them weak and more likely to break)
  • improving cognition – recent studies have shown that exercise may improve memory and slow down mental decline
  • improving sleep
  • providing opportunities for social interaction and reducing the feeling of isolation
  • reducing the risk of falls by improving strength and balance
  • improving confidence
  • increasing self-esteem
  • improving mood.
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Chair yoga with Jan Hansen

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