Memory Care

Classes designed to increase opportunities for positive social interactions

Classes

Our innovative classes for memory care are designed to increase opportunities for positive social interactions, allowing staff more time with residents. These fun and educational classes provide new experiences in learning and support physical, cognitive and emotional well-being.

Memory Care Classes for the Mind:

MusicMind™

Conductorcise

Health Beats

Mudras and Mantras

Meditations for Emotional Well Being

Memory Care Classes for the Body:

Gentle Chair Yoga

Chair Dance

Tai Chi

Memory Care Classes for the Spirit:

Meditations with Nature

 

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Gloria Peyrat
Tai Chi

Gloria Peyrat is certified with the American Senior Fitness Association as a Senior Personal Fitness Trainer, Jazzercise, Let it Go Yoga, Basic Yoga, Arthritis Association (PACE), National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Parkinsons Association. She has trained seniors personally and in groups for 15 years, in all ranges of ability (from very active to very frail).

“As a senior myself, I am very aware of the needs of people exercising with personal limitations and modifying according to their physical condition. My greatest satisfaction is seeing seniors enjoying exercise and benefitting from the physical, mental and emotional effects. My philosophy is that it is never too late to start to improve your fitness. The key is to start small, build up over time and be patient with yourself. Improving your breathing, muscle strength, flexibility and balance will enhance your life and extend your years.”

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David Dworkin
Conductorcise

David Dworkin of Conductorcise, has led orchestras across the globe, and performed as clarinetist with ensembles internationally. He served as conductor and Artistic Consultant of three PBS Television documentaries in the series Grow Old With Me, including The Poetry of Aging, featuring Richard Kiley, Julie Harris, and James Earl Jones, and devoted much of his career to working with young people. In his 80’s, he has become a sought-after role model for all, demonstrating how exercise, music, joy and a positive outlook can create a healthy journey through life.

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Shannon Ratigan
Health Beats

Shannon Ratigan is classically trained as a symphony percussionist and has been facilitating drum circles for seniors for over 30 years. He is a talented and natural teacher who enables people of all skill levels and physical/mental abilities to have a unique and enriching experience. Shannon taught drumming at The Dunedin Fine Arts Center and is the author of “A Practical Guide to Hand Drumming and Drum Circles.”

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Stacy McCarthy
Meditations for Healing

Stacy McCarthy holds a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and has over 25 years of teaching experience. She is a highly requested presenter at some of the yoga and fitness industries most renowned conferences and conventions and was a finalist for “Instructor of the Year” at IDEA. She was inducted into the Yoga Alliance at its highest level and is the Yoga Director for Yoga School of Business. Stacy is a Professor of Yoga and faculty member at Miracosta College Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition Program.

“It lights me up to see the joy in life that yoga can bring active agers. This ancient practice connects body, mind and spirit while increasing balance, stamina, strength and flexibility. It’s easy on your joints and increases your focus through mindful movement. The best part is yoga is accessible for everyone.”

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Laura Mancuso
Interfaith Minister

Laura Mancuso is an Interfaith Minister and nationally recognized speaker and author on mental health, spirituality, and empowerment of people with disabilities. She has worked for 30 years in leadership roles in health and mental health services at the local, state, and national levels. Following the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Laura traveled to 20 states to provide training to 8,000 people. She is certified as a rehabilitation counselor, healing energy practitioner, and advance healthcare planning facilitator. As an ordained interfaith minister, Laura strives to honor all faith traditions, as well as the spiritual paths and life philosophies of those who do not adhere to any religion.