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Holt residents stay active in a fun way

Sonia Lim 26 Jun 2023
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Maintaining an active and engaging lifestyle is crucial for the wellbeing of older Australians. Our village teams incorporate exercise into our weekly activities to keep residents active, for social opportunities, and, of course, for a little fun. Our Leisure & Lifestyle teams provide activities that are designed for many mobilities and hand-eye coordination skillsets.

RFBI Holt Masonic Village residents have a few favourite activities they like to be a part of. One we’ve introduced involves the use of coloured scarves. Residents hold the scarves and move them along to some of their favourite fast disco music from the 60s and 70s.

The rhythmic movements and synchronised hand gestures are great for self-expression, as well as to keep residents active. They had a wonderful time moving along to the beat.

One of the resident’s favourite activities in their regular exercise routine is our parachute ball game. This team-based game involves four participants in each team, aiming to place the ball inside the centre hole five times. Through this interactive and competitive exercise, residents really enjoy the challenge and working together with neighbours and friends.

The parachute game encourages cooperation, coordination, and strategic thinking. As participants work together to achieve a common goal, they engage in meaningful social interactions, fostering a sense of unity and friendship.

It’s a fun way to gain physical benefits and stimulate cognitive abilities, such as problem-solving and decision-making.

These games have been such a hit that they will have regular spots in the resident’s exercise program each week.

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