Chair exercises are back for 2021 at St Louis Aged Care!

A little exercise at home every day can make a big difference to your health and wellbeing.

Exercise nourishes every cell in the body. It boosts your immune system, lubricates your joints, massages your muscles and stimulates your brain. As you get older, maintaining your sense of balance is essential for good health. It prevents frailty and keeps you mentally and emotionally fit.

And, the good news is there is so much you can do while sitting on a chair!

What are chair-based exercises?

Chair-based exercises are a range of exercises and movements which are done in the safety of a chair. The exercises will help improve your strength, flexibility and stamina. They have also been shown to maintain function and independent living.

When are the classes run?

We run them Monday fortnightly from 12pm-12.45pm. We finish up with a freshly made sandwich and a cuppa!

Where are they run?

St Louis Aged Care: 11 Dudley Road, Marryatville, South Australia, 5068. We can arrange transport to and from the classes.

Can I do a 1:1 class rather than in a group?

Yes. We can come to your home if you prefer.

How do I book a chair-based exercise class?

Please contact the office on 8332 0950 and speak to Sarah or your home services coordinator to book classes or one to one sessions.

What do I need to do prior to starting?

You may need a visit from our physiotherapist first to assess your overall health and so that we know of any pre-existing conditions that we need to be aware of.

What is the cost?

The cost is approximately $50 per class which is includes lunch. Transport costs are additional. This can be funded from your home care package. Please talk to your home care services coordinator about how to arrange this.

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“I enjoy the chair exercises and meeting up with familiar faces and also getting out and about. I’m surprised at how flexible the exercises are making me feel. The sandwich afterwards and a chat is a good way to end the session.”
“I love coming to chair exercises – I wouldn’t miss it! Doing stretches makes me feel good and we often have a laugh along the way which is always a good thing. The music we exercise to often brings back fond memories of the past too.”

Want to learn more?

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