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Nostalgia Seniors Art Exhibition
Butter Factory Arts Centre Maple Street, Cooroy
Opening Event – Friday December 8 at 2pm
Guest Speaker: Judy Ditter – Noosa’s “First Lady”
Tuesday to Friday – Free Participatory Workshops (Bookings Essential)
Saturday 9th “Grandies and Grandkids Morning” 10am-1pm
Further Details: Karis Ross Mon-Wed on 54445833. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Strength Training Class for people in the early stages of Dementia and their carers
Time: Tuesday 1:30pm – 2:30pm and
Thursday 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Where: Range Community Gym
Cost: $80 for 8 weeks ($5 per session).
For more information please call Tina McLaren 0490024367.
About the Course:
Over the past 20 years, research has demonstrated that high intensity strength training in older adults can benefit their health. More recent research has also shown people in the early stages of dementia can also reduce memory loss from high intensity strength training (1).
An 8-week strength training class designed for people in the early stages of dementia and their carers is being offered at the Range Community Gym beginning Oct 3rd 2017. This class is based on the Lift for Life program, with appropriate screening of participants to ensure their safety in the class and conducted in an environment which is “dementia friendly”.
It also offers an opportunity for people who care for people living with dementia a chance to exercise and gain the benefits of strength training while not taking up their precious respite time.
Participants are given a personally tailored program, and assessed at the start of the 8 weeks and at the end of the course. This testing includes a physical and a cognitive test, to demonstrate their improvements. Participants need to attend both sessions for the program to work.
The course is run by the Range Community’ Gym’s afternoon fitness instructor, Tina McLaren. Tina also works as a Carer with people with Dementia. The classes are small to ensure personal attention and are designed to make it easier for people living with the early stages of Dementia to workout.