Caregiver Exercises

April 4, 2020 © by Judith Allen Shone

Congratulations! You have chosen to work toward good health!

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You know we all need to be flexible and mobile for life ahead!  Here we can create and continue a healthy habit!

Please, DO NOT EXERCISE if you feel painIMPORTANT: Be sure your loved one is in a safe place while you exercise..

Below find a choice of exercise programs. Work at your pace!  Try them all. Videos are nearly +/- 30 minutes.  


(A)
1-Gentle Tai Chi and Qi Gong fromToronto Rehab’s LEAP Service
(Living Engaged and Actively with Pain)

2-Gentle Chair Yoga routine
…….                    OR
(B)
Alzheimer Society Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Haltonfrom YouTube
Sit to be fit

  ——————–OR
(C)
Acclaim Health-Ontario
Chair Yoga with Nina – Experienced with those in Senior Day Programs


…….                  OR
(D)
‘Priority One’ Chair Based Exercises, Two videos from  YouTube
 are led by Alexis Mason  – Two Basic Chair Exercise videos from Priority One
– Beginning and Coordination


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    Remember, each person’s abilities and tolerance level are different.

IMPORTANT:   Be sure your loved one is in a safe place while you exercise.

1.Talk to your therapist or physician before working with these videos.
2. Go at your own pace. STOP if you feel pain or feel you should rest. Enjoy!❤
3. Decide how often to do these exercises each week.
4. Option: connect the video through laptop-to-TV HDMI cable, making it easier to follow on a larger screen. 📺

Do you walk and exercise? Consider if you’d benefit by alternating days? 


(A)  Toronto Rehab’s Brain and Spinal Cord LEAP Service.

Gentle Tai Chi and Qi Gong and Gentle Chair Yoga
LEAP Service (Living Engaged and Actively with Pain) will help you stay active!

Please contact Cara Kirche for information
Currently being encouraged for use by the LHIN Funded Toronto Lifemark Seniors Wellness Program, especially for those in their Exercise and Falls Prevention Program.

Find needed card table chair without arms, with a firm seat. 🪑

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(B)  Alzheimer Society Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton –
  Sit to be fit 
from YouTube



(C) CHAIR YOGA with Nina from Acclaim Health, Ontario
Experienced with those in Senior Day Programs

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(D)  ‘Priority One’ Chair Based Exercises, Two videos from  YouTube
 are led by Alexis Mason –
1.Get your soup cans. can (each approximately 1-pound weight)
2. Line up your chosen video. 🎞
3. Option: connect the video through laptop-to-TV HDMI cable, making it easier to follow on a larger screen. 📺
4. Find needed card table chair without arms, with a firm seat. 🪑
5. Have water to drink when you feel thirsty. water1
6. Check off the date as ‘participated’ on  your Exercise Success Record 🗓
7. Go get coffee afterwards! ☕ 

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If you require more intense exercises, follow these videos to YouTube and find
Alexis Mason-PRIORITY ONE videos there.
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Healthline.com confirms positive reasons for exercise:
  • It Can Make You Feel Happier. …
  • It Is Good for Your Muscles and Bones. …
  • It Can Increase Your Energy Levels. …
  • It Can Reduce Your Risk of Chronic Disease. …
  • It Can Help Skin Health. …
  • It Can Help Your Brain Health and Memory. …
  • It Can Help With Relaxation and Sleep Quality.
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Do you want to encourage your success?
Create a chart or copy/paste/print this image.
Check off the days you come to exercise.

Be happy! You took time for you today. 😊
Chose to come back another morning this week

See  you soon!! 

If you want to dance, go to the Family Lockdown Boogie!

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~judy

Each day do something to make others smile and your heart sing!

Permissions received to post exercise videos with attributions noted.
Caregiver Exercise Copyright © 2020 by Judith Allen Shone


AUTHOR APPRECIATES:

Acclaim Health

ACCLAIM HEALTH –  Ontario Canada Community Health and Home Care Provider

Our full spectrum of programs support physical and mental well-being through independent living, reduced social isolation, innovative dementia care, end of life care and bereavement support.
Oakville, Ontario, Canada 905-827-8800  or 1-800-387-7127


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Minds in Motion Classes from the Alzheimer Society in Halton provides one hour of exercise and one hour of social activity together. Call them to learn more and get on the list for the next class.

In Ontario, phone the Alzheimer Society:
Halton 289-837-2310
Hamilton 905-529-7030
Visit: Alzheimer Society Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton website
See also Related Links & Resources for more office locations


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