KIND ACTS, which stands for KINgborough, Daily, Art, Community, Teaching and Support, will be a series of activities, ideas and resources shared online, via social media and as a range of themed packages which can be sent out through the post. Please note that our posted packs are limited and are only for Kingborough residents.
This is the page dedicated to our older residents. Feel free to share and tell us how you like it! #KCKindActs #positiveageing
Did you know that puzzles significantly assist our brains in the production of dopamine, a feel-good neurotransmitter?
When the brain responds to breakthroughs, such as a successful puzzle solution, it releases dopamine. This neurotransmitter doesn’t stop there – it goes on to improve motoring skills, increase concentration power, optimism, confidence, and an enhanced recollection.
The Victorian Government has a great daily selection of puzzles, brain teasers and challenges to keep us feeling good.
Click on the link below for online crosswords, code breakers, sudoku, trivia and more!
- Puzzles for Seniors website (external link)
Health experts agree that if we are being confined to our home for most of the day, whether by choice or circumstance, it is important that we maintain some in-home regular exercise.
Keeping your lungs working well and maintaining muscle tone has become even more important. Yoga may already be your thing, you may have tried it before or not – the good news is it’s not all about leotards and rooms full of fit young people. It was developed 5,000 years ago so it can hardly be classed as a modern trend!
Below are links to some simple yet beneficial chair (yoga) exercises which, if you do daily, may assist your mind and body at this challenging time.
There are a few of rules to start:
- The old saying ‘no pain no gain’ is not necessarily true. Only stretch until you feel tension in the muscle – not to the point of pain.
- Always warm up before stretching by moving around for 5 to 10 minutes by walking around the room/house/garden.
- Be sure to start off each new pose by making sure your ‘behind’ is planted firmly in the seat. You will want to sit toward the front edge of the seat but still on the seat enough to feel stable.
- Keep in mind that you want a sturdy chair that you feel comfortable and stable in. That means no office chairs with wheels or anything that feels rickety.
If you know someone who might benefit from this information and doesn’t have the internet, we can provide written descriptions of chair yoga exercises so please share or get in touch. firstname.lastname@example.org 6211 8170 The exercises below are from the Toronto Brain & Spinal Cord Service and are great general starters or guides to use.