Welcome, Friends! We are excited to host our first virtual Caregiver Forum Discussion—Let’s Get Moving! This month’s topic will be focused on how to get your loved one moving with helpful tips and tricks and will last from 5:00 pm to 6:00 PDT. To get the conversation started, here is a helpful idea:
Start with familiar activities that were once enjoyed by your loved one. Walking, dancing, gardening, and even helping with laundry can help get someone moving! Familiarity can help create a sense of comfort and motivation, which can help get your loved one engaged in physical activity.
I know my mom loved Elvis, so I would often turn on his music when I was with her. I remember "dancing" around with her when she was first diagnosed with FTD, and Elvis' happy tunes would help us get some steps in!
Hi everyone. We'd like to thank you all for joining the first ever Caregiver Club forum event! Please feel free to continue using this forum after the event ends - we'll keep monitoring!
We are thankful we could gather together today to chat about ways to get your loved one moving. If you'd like to complete a survey to help us improve this forum going forward, the survey can be found here: https://www.oldfriendsclub.org/ccsurvey
Thank you for attending and we will let you know in the upcoming Caregiver Connector newsletter when the next forum will take place and what the topic will be!
Take care and have a great evening :)
I was with a gentleman today and he mentioned at 92 that he still goes to Third Place books in Lake Forest Park on Saturday nights for informal dancing. Says they have it on Fridays and Saturday evening. Just show up and dancing. I am planning to check it out.
Would you be interested in having more virtual or in-person resources for exercising?
Improv could be a fun way to get moving and get creative in a social setting! (I want to go!)
There is an event on 5/10/23 at 10 am in the Seattle Japanese Garden called "Art In The Park: Dementia-Friendly Recreation." It's free, and is lead by an Elderwise facilitator. You can find more details here: https://local.aarp.org/event/art-in-the-park-dementiafriendly-recreation-2023-05-10-seattle-wa.html