Dance for Better Health for Senior People from Assisted Living Experts in Phoenix, AZ

09 May 2018

Most people lead sedentary lifestyles these days. So, just the idea of exercising leaves many of them grumbling. There are a few exercises that can be really boring like walking on a treadmill or pedaling away on a recumbent bike. Both of them might be extremely good for the heart but like we said, can be quite boring which makes it all the more difficult for people to stay motivated to continue. Dance is one exercise that is not only engaging but also offers a variety of physical and mental health benefits. Not only does it provide benefit to youngsters, but also provides a wide range of health benefits to senior people. Dancing is also referred to as “dance therapy” by some researchers.

If you have senior family members suffering from memory problems or mobility issues, it is advisable that you go for an assisted living facility such as the acclaimed Anthem Senior Living in the Phoenix region in Arizona. Anthem Senior Living is an award-winning Anthem assisted living facility in the region which consists of some of the most compassionate and experienced caregivers.

“Dance Therapy” can prove to be immensely beneficial in reducing knee and hip pain in older adults. In addition to pain management, dancing also has few other benefits:

  1. Wards off depression and eases stress
  2. Increases strength and balance
  3. Defends against dementia
  4. Improves mobility
  5. Promotes heart health

Going for a senior dance class:

To start dancing, it does not require for anyone to have any special skills or equipment. There is a wrong notion among people that dance studios only cater to children and teens, many also host classes for older adults too. Some of the dance forms that one may enjoy include salsa, ballroom dancing, tap dancing, etc.

Few options to investigate for senior-friendly dance classes:

  1. Outpatient therapy center
  2. Senior living community
  3. Local senior center

You can also get started in the privacy of your own home, you would just have to invest in a few dance DVDs. It will enable you in gaining confidence and will make you ready to join a dance class or group. Going for dance classes would also provide opportunities for socialization.

If you or your parents or grandparents enjoy dancing but are facing mobility issues, it is better to go for a seated dance class. You can also view a few YouTube seated dance class videos that are a safe way to enjoy dancing.

Anthem Senior Living in the Phoenix region in Arizona, offer a range of physical activities to promote resident fitness. We provide opportunities for exercise each day to our residents.

Our senior friendly services include medical doctor on staff, registered nurse on staff, awake staff at night, weekly massage therapy, weekly hair and nail services, weekly Bingo and Fresh flower shop, 24 hour assistance provided by certified care giving staff, trained and experience in all levels of care, three delicious home-cooked meals prepared fresh daily, daily stretching classes, daily housekeeping and laundry services, quarterly care plan prepared by facility RN, flexible visiting hours, complete medication management and administration, so on and so forth.


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