An exciting new program for our residents!
Wauwatosa -St. Camillus Life Plan Community is excited to announce their continued Intergenerational Mobility Program this fall!
The Intergenerational Mobility Program was designed for elders residing in a retirement community who are at risk for falls. The program is cognitively inclusive and combines two components of intervention: strength and balance program and an intergenerational mobility program to increase strength and endurance, increase feelings of self-worth, belonging to the community, and decrease falls and depression.
The Intergenerational Mobility Program contains unique characteristics that enable elders with and without Alzheimer’s disease and dementia active participation in an intergenerational environment utilizing nontraditional exercises and equipment. The unique programming is reflective of the participants’ leisure interests to achieve positive outcomes of increased strength, endurance and a reduction in falls. Furthermore, the Intergenerational Mobility Program supports the value of the younger generation in the lives of elders. Their assistance with the program give them the opportunity to be involved in research at a younger level and seethe beauty of gerontology and the hope and change that can be brought to enhance the lives of our elders.
Appropriate, meaningful intergenerational activities in a structured environment can help to restore the human spirit of our elders and those who were thought to “just not remember”. The most recent program was based on St. Camillus resident, Esther, and the loves of her life. The program was named “Esther’s Poland” and included a polka walk, golf and Polish phrases.
“The overall goal of this Intergenerational Mobility Program is to assist participants to eat better, sleep better, sit better, feel better and live life better.” - Bridget McNair, St. Camillus Research and Development Director
If you would like to learn more about our Life Plan Community and our specialty programming, please call 414-259-6310.
About St. Camillus
As a not-for-profit, St. Camillus Life Plan Community is dedicated to providing quality and compassionate services to seniors. St. Camillus has been proudly serving southeastern Wisconsin for over 90 years.
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