MOVEMENT DANCE FOR ELDERLY

As we get older, keeping our bodies strong and agile is more important than ever.

Our Senior sessions are a great way to increase fitness, stamina and find a new ‘happy place’

Dance movement  is the psychotherapeutic use of movement to further the emotional, cognitive, physical, social, and spiritual integration of the individual. It supports that mind, body, and spirit are connected and that individuals should be treated in such a way that supports integration of these three entities

WHAT IS ELDERLY DANCE?

It is activity that can be a part of any elderly person's day. Aging is a part of life, but that does not mean people must experience physical and cognitive decline as a result. Dancing has the potential to be an attractive physical activity that can be adjusted to fit a target populations age, physical limitations, and culture. 

BENEFITS

1 Mind and Boy Connection

Dance movement helps individual to calm down, reassuring, boots self-confidence and self-esteem.

Connection Communication

 

It allows the individual to express body language, non-verbal behaviors, and also regulate emotions. 

Building Motor Skills

It enhances motor functioning helping with balance and coordination. It is also useful for individuals with Parkinson’s as it helps to maintain motor functioning


Agitation Management

Non-verbal individuals in late dementia often become agitated out of frustration and sensory overload from the inability to process environmental stimuli.

Relaxation

It increases the amount of endorphins in the brain which result in you experiencing a sense of well-being. 

6 Social Interaction  

It’s a great way to prevent loneliness, isolation, and it’s fun which keeps people coming back each time for more.


“Dance movement is the psychotherapuetic use of movement which furthers the emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration of the individual.”

American Dance Therapy Association

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