We organise workshops in care homes and retirement villages to make life easier for residents.

Ageing in retirement homes

Autonomy and independence are the two main issues patients meet when they enter retirement homes. This is due to aging but also due to the reduction of physical activity.

The reduction of physical activity leads to the decrease of:

the locomotive system (motor abilities, osteoporosis, muscular structure...)

the heart capacity

the motor coordination

blood flow

autonomy in everyday life

self-image

 

Benefits of Adapted Physical Activity:

Prevents a number of negative effects related to aging.

Reduces the physical decline related to advancing age.

Prevents and reduces cardiovascular disease risks.

Reduces the risk of bone loss due to aging.

Improves balance.

Reduces the risk of bone fractures and injuries in the case of a fall.

Helps to maintain nutritional balance (lean mass/fat mass).

 

Quantity and quality of life

These actions explain that physical activity when it is adapted to the physiological characteristics of the elderly:

increases longevity

delays dependency

improves the quality of life in later ages.

 

Adapted physical activity is particularly interesting for elderly frail subjects.  It will have a beneficial effect on their physical capacities, muscle function, social integration, cognition and autonomy, provided that the programs given are tailored to their physiological capacities.

Reduces insulin resistance and improve glycemic control.

Has a beneficial effect on the psychological function.

Improves cognitive skills and reduces the risk of depression.

Appears to reduce the risk of cancers and several age-related diseases.