My social worker and I are trying to work up a Group Meditation type activity for our residents. From my research, weekly meditation is more beneficial for dementia patients, but we will see how it goes. There was an article in this month's creative forecasting in regards to meditation and nursing home residents. Our vision is a spa type environment. Dimmed lights, soft music, meditation, hand massages, scent therapies, chair yoga....
Has anyone tried anything similar to this? The benefits of meditation and mindfulness techniques in seniors are incredible. However, most all of the "techniques" are in books ranging from $49 +. I'd love any feedback I could get in regards to what you've done, what you "think" might work. We are scrambling trying to get some ideas together to launch this next month.
Any Ideas? Also any ideas on what to NAME this activity for the calendar? Something that sounds enticing to attend!!
Melanie from Madisonville