Mind and Motion – Village collaboration project

09 Aug 2021 · News

Vitality Village has proven to be the home of collaboration with its first evidence-based wellbeing program between Be and The Allied Health Team . Trialed in 2020, and soon to be a regular event at Vitality Village, Mind and Motion is a holistic wellbeing program focusing on key areas of a combined mind and body approach to a considered exercise program can improve mobility and wellness.  

The ten-week program was created by Occupational Therapist Carol Tims and Exercise Physiologist Brad Duff from The Allied Health Team. “The program is based on the current American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for exercise for older adults and supporting evidence aligning with age-appropriate goals of increasing mobility, falls prevention, and moving for life,” said Brad Duff from The Allied Health Team.  

Vitality Village Manager Dr Amanda Clacy said “The program brings together Be clients for social and wellbeing support, fostering new client friendships and supporting clients to build skills to support healthier habits for aging.” 

The program covers overlapping elements of mobility, physical strength, mindfulness, healthy sleep, eating well and developing a varied routine of activities. “Each week covers a new theme and offer participants an opportunity to further build their skills and feel a sense of self-satisfaction and achievement,” said Dr Clacy. 

After successfully implementing the program last year, Be and The Allied Health Team are looking forward to rolling the program out at Vitality Village as part of the Villages collaboration model. Brad Duff is enthusiastic about the program, saying, “It’s never too late to start exercising and feeling good. We can’t wait to meet you and have some fun!”

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