Physical activity is vital for improving confidence and strength as well as keeping bones, muscles and the heart in optimum health. Every Loveday morning begins with a daily dose of exercise, carefully tailored to each individual's particular abilities, needs and personal preferences.
Chair Zumba, yoga, tai chi and indoor bowls are just some of our Members' favourite forms of exercise.
Dancing and gentle strolls around the beautiful districts in which our residences are situated are additional forms of physical recreation which are beneficial for many of our Members.
Massage can be very beneficial in helping to both alleviate and improve the aches and pains associated with ageing. Massage has been shown to help with muscle and joint pain, as well as symptoms including digestive disorders and sleep. It’s also very complimentary to light exercise in the elderly and can help to alleviate stress.
For people living with Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, massage is a low-risk and relatively low-cost intervention that can also help with anxiety.
Lynn Jorgensen is a licensed massage therapist and a member of the Complementary Therapists Association.
With 28 years’ experience, Lynn has worked with large dance groups and physiotherapists and as a personal assistant and masseuse to private clients. Lynn holds a BSc in Gerontology and has a long involvement with ageing and the many forms of dementia. She specialises in therapeutic deep tissue massage, with extensive experience in scar tissue and arthritis. Her massage can range from soft-touch relaxation to deep therapeutic pressure, depending on the Member's preference. Lynn is available for half-hour to two-hour treatments.