ParaStars Dance™ for Seniors
ParaStars Dance™ for Seniors is designed to support those of retirement age to exercise at home, with friends or in a residential setting. Options and levels enable participants of varying abilities and mental capacity to take part and build up their fitness and wellbeing. These low impact programmes are designed for participants who favour upper body movement and prefer to exercise seated. For more active elderly participants, some programmes include lower body options.
ParaStars Dance® Seniors provides group participation opportunities via communal lounges in care homes, virtual cafes, residential settings, outreach centres, day centres, rehab clinics and is also designed to support home fitness routines for those who are transitioning back home after a stay in hospital/residential care. This programme can also support Occupational Therapy and home workouts for any senior participants who can safely keep up their exercise at home. Options are given for upper body and lower body dance exercises, with main focus on upper body. For those with Long Term Health Conditions participants must consult a medical professional to ensure it is safe to take part in seated dance lessons with low impact moves and upper body focus.
The programme provides support to service users with a wide range of conditions including:
Early Dementia and related illnesses
Physical disabilities and wheelchair-based exercise
Stroke and other acquired brain injuries
Mental health problems
Long term medical conditions
Arthritis and other conditions which affect mobility
Synergy also provides training for anyone wishing to deliver ParaStars Dance Senior sessions in a face to face or online setting. To find out more contact [email protected]