MOVE Signature Memory Care Fitness Program
Promoting movement and a sense of well-being
MOVE (Motivate, Optimize, Validate, Engage) helps older adults living with dementia enhance their mobility and maintain their strongest sense of self through exercise, wellness and life enrichment activities.
What is MOVE?
MOVE is Ageility’s Signature Memory Care Program. It is a holistic approach to wellness designed specifically for older adults living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Our fitness trainers not only specialize in but embrace dementia using fundamental approaches to maximize safety, function and engagement.
Maximizing mobility and well-being
How MOVE works
After a comprehensive initial assessment, MOVE specialists develop a customized program that addresses an individual’s needs. One-on-one fitness sessions combine traditional exercises with wellness and life enrichment activities that make MOVE unique.
MOVE includes three components:
- Fitness: Traditional strength, range of motion and aerobic exercise coupled with balance and endurance training to promote mobility.
- Wellness: Yoga, Tai chi, walking programs and massage to reduce stress and promote optimal health in a holistic way.
- Life enrichment: Activities such as gardening, cooking, music, puzzles and arts and crafts to spark feelings of purpose and connection—and remind residents of who they are and what they have enjoyed in life.
For residents living with dementia, MOVE serves as an excellent complement to Connections, Ageility’s dementia program, depending on individual need.
MOVE engages families, too
MOVE specialists involve family members in understanding the lifelong interests and motivating activities of their loved one for successful programming and participation. Family members can join in one-one-one sessions right alongside their loved ones.
The result: A better quality of life
MOVE builds strength, flexibility and endurance much like a traditional exercise program. However, it also integrates meaningful activities to engage the mind and instill a sense of purpose so critical to quality of life. MOVE is part of Ageility’s comprehensive offering for memory care therapy and fitness.