This practical handbook will empower activity coordinators and carers to run safe, rewarding and health-giving dance and movement sessions with older people, including with those who are frail, who have limited mobility or who are living with dementia.
The authors describe the many benefits of dance and movement for older people, and address important practical considerations such as carrying out risk assessments, safety issues, adaptations for specific health conditions and disabilities and how to select appropriate props and music. Step-by-step instructions for 20 dances and movements drawn from a wide range of eras, cultures and traditions are then provided. Ranging from Can Can and Charleston to hand jive, morris dancing, sea shanties and traditional hymns with movements, there is something to suit every mood and occasion.
This is an essential resource for activity coordinators and carers working with older people in care homes and day centres.
|Publisher:||Kingsley, Jessica Publishers|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
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About the Author
Table of ContentsIntroduction. Part I: The Benefits. 1. Why Movement is Important for Older People. 2. Moving in Old Age: How It Helps. Part II: The Dance Session. 3. Preparing Yourself. 4. Preparing Your Venue. 5. Thinking About Equipment. 6. Preparing For Your Participants. 7. Planning and Running a Session. 8. Choosing and Using Music. 9. Choosing Dances. 10. A Note About Wheelchair Dancing. Part III: The Dances. 11. Warm-Up. 12. My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean (bath-time). 13. Dashing away with the Smoothing Iron (laundry). 14. Greek Greeting Dance. 15. Create Your Own Circle Dance. 16. Morris Dance with Sticks. 17. Morris Dance with Hankies. 18. Oats and Beans and Barley Grow. 19. Amazing Grace. 20. Step Softly on the Earth. 21. Morning Has Broken. 22. Can Can. 23. Charleston. 24. Pearly Shells (Hawaiian). 25. Oriental Eye Movements. 26. Haul Away Joe. 27. Shenandoah. 28. What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor? 29. Hand Jive. 30. Line Dancing. 31. The Waltz. 32. Free/Creative Dance. About the Author. Appendix I: Calendar for Themed Sessions. Appendix II: Organisations. Bibliography. Index.