Armchair Exercises at Ashlea Mews Care Home
Sunderland care home, Ashlea Mews, have been keeping fit and having fun in their armchair exercise classes.
Residents enjoy a fun and unique exercise class all whilst sitting in the comfort of their own chair. The exercises utilise a variety of different objects such as soft balls and elastic bands. This combined with some of the residents’ favourite music makes for a fantastic group activity.
These simple exercises may not look like much, but they are an essential part of elderly care, as they help to maintain muscle tissue and improve cognitive skills.
Residents often comment on how fun the sessions are and how much they actually help, with one resident, Rita commenting “this really helps my hand”.