Sensory Activities for Frail Elders – and Their Caregivers

Sensory Activities for Frail Elders – and Their Caregivers

Spice up your activities for those needing special care with sensory activities that are meaningful not only to our elderly, but to caregivers ourselves.  Be forewarned!  If enthusiasm and engagement are what you’re looking for, you’ll get it with these fun and “moving” activities that stir the soul and spirit as well as the body!

Using music, and using it well, is key to the success of some of these activities.  This means that the caregiver should listen carefully to the music he or she chooses to accompany the activities, even to the point of practicing to move in time with the music.  Some of our Agile Aging’s favorite tunes are named below.  You can purchase and download these tunes from iTunes or other online stores. Read more

Our Best Music

Our Best Music

Here are some of our favorite tunes for Agile Aging.  If you’ve enjoyed our classes either live or on video, you know that our music choices make the movements sing! We encourage you to listen, download them and arrange them in the order of our Basic Class, or as you like.  Enjoy our best music for movement!  (You can get CDs of more music with our Instructor Kit at our online store.)

 

Ding Dong the Witch is Dead

Flower Hands Music

Golden Leaves Begin to Fall

Happy

King of the Fairies

The Lover’s Waltz

MaNavu

Music Hall Waltz Medley

The Jitterbug Waltz

Over the Rainbow

Santa Baby

Seven Jumps

Spring, Spring Spring

Zat You Santa Claus?