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One-day workshops for those working with older people

Move it or Lose it! one-day training workshops are specifically designed to help those working with older people to find ways to motivate their clients to move more and make activity sessions fun.

The easy-to-follow exercises focus on improving functional ability to aid everyday living, stimulate cognitive vitality, enhance mood and give opportunities for socialising.

The safe and effective exercises can be adapted to suit all abilities and are ideally suited for those working with older people in fitness, care or community settings.

Workshop 1 – Activities & Games

Making exercise sessions fun is absolutely vital to encourage greater levels of participation and these activities break down barriers and get everyone moving. This workshop covers a variety of games which can be done individually, in pairs, small or large groups.

Learning new activities is mentally stimulating and gives participants a sense of achievement and the social interaction can enhance mood to improve mental well-being.

Workshop 2 – Activity Stations

This modified style of circuit-based training uses a variety of small equipment (such as bean bags and paper plates) to get people of different levels of ability engaging, interacting and exercising together.

This provides activity leaders with opportunities to help people set and achieve their goals to encourage independent living. Training also covers simple methods of evaluation enabling you to measure an individual’s progress to help show how effective your sessions are – great if you are looking to secure funding or enhance employment opportunities.

This workshop includes a take-home activity pack with a set of laminated posters to help bring your sessions to life.

Workshops cost £70 per person (£58.33 plus VAT)

Contact or call 0800 612 7785 for booking forms

Activity provides benefits for well-being, for example improved mood, a sense of achievement, relaxation or release from daily stress. These outcomes can play an important role in improving people’s adherence to activity programmes and ensuring that physical health benefits are maintained.”

Start Active Stay Active – Report on physical activity for health; Chief Medical Officer BHF National Centre for Physical Activity and Health

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