Beyond activities: wellness-inspired classes and events

Posted by Kyle Robinson, MA on February 11, 2019

 In senior living we must move beyond the 3 B’s — Bingo, Bible study, Birthdays. There’s nothing necessarily wrong with any of those — in fact, they all should be celebrated. Yet, today’s resident / member wants something increasingly personalized, exciting, and stimulating.

Here are some event topics we see working with several of our client-members, as well as some we’d like to see communities try.

Minimalism and Meaning: How rightsizing, eliminating clutter, and hand-selecting what’s most valuable can clear more than just your home — it clears your mind.

Introduction into the Benefits of Aromatherapy: Improve your mood, change cognitive states, and utilize as a supplemental medicine.

Intergenerational Entrepreneurship: Match your skills, gifts, talents with budding entrepreneurs.

Barre Fitness: Combining classical dance movements with yoga and pilates. Improved strength, posture, flexibility, balance, and reduced stress.

Ikebana: The Japanese art of flower arranging — also known as Kadō. It is counted as one of the three classical Japanese arts of refinement, along with kōdō for incense appreciation and chadō for tea and the tea ceremony.

Sustainability Practices: Moving towards sustainability is a social challenge we face as a nation and as individuals. Learn ways to conserve natural resources and stay aware of best practices.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga: In vinyasa yoga classes, students coordinate movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next.

Financial Wellness Perspectives: Financial wellness for longer lives — new approaches to working and saving.

TEDx Event: Hold your own TEDx event and highlight amazing residents who can share their stories, perspectives, and ideas.

SAIDO Learning Basics: The goal of SAIDO is not to simply provide care for individuals with dementia but to actually reverse or reduce the progress of the disease’s symptoms.

Mindfulness — Getting Started: Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.

Wellzesta is committed to inspiration, innovation, and impact related to senior well-being.

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