During unprecedented times, Oomph! are keen to support with stimulating and varied content for older adults. As part of this, we are releasing resources based on our Oomph! skills workshops. These resources, and more, will be uploaded to our Wellbeing Resources Hub.
The third topic in our Sensory mini-series is: Engaging the sense of touch
Jack Mckechnie, one of our expert Regional Wellbeing Coordinators, tells us more…
These simple exercises with a ball are fun and inclusive to all. Benefits include supporting dexterity, hand strength and overall movement. Over time this can stimulate better circulation, reducing stiffness and improving flexibility.
These exercises can be a great way to promote breathing. As you move the ball up or down a part of the body, either inhale or exhale.