The National Activity Providers Association (NAPA) in the UK produces a wide range of practical resources to promote activity, arts and engagement with older people, mainly aimed at activity or leisure coordinators working in residential aged care.
Its latest resource, Moving and Grooving, is part of NAPA’s 2021 campaign to support the care sector to prioritise physical activity among older people, with the aim of improving physical, psychological and social wellbeing.
The free, colourful 26-page resource sets out over a dozen engaging activities and uses a coding system to help practitioners match activities to a person’s cognitive abilities.
The guide presents clear guidance on what equipment is needed (if any) to deliver the activity, and instructions for how to present the activity.
All activities can be adapted for individuals living in care homes, at home, attending day and community centres or spending time in hospital.
Access the guide here: https://bit.ly/3heiETZ