Miller's Merry Manor has a name that is fitting for the holiday season. But the 62-bed facility in New Carlisle, IN, seeks a merry atmosphere throughout the year. Its dance activities, and one special resident, help in that endeavor.
For lucky residents at the Fox Run Retirement Community in Novi, MI, today isn't just be a day for candy hearts. There will be specialty cheesecakes dipped in chocolate, and white chocolate flavored with liquor. To providers who do things like this, I say, "Well done."
Dancing is a powerful way for older adults to escape physical, mental and emotional challenges, and feel joy. And anyone—even those in wheelchairs—can do it.
Seniors who undergo "dance therapy" typically have improved levels of balance and gait, as well as overall functionality, which helps to reduce their risk of falls, according to new research.