Residential Care Homes

Samirah Swirl
Samirah has had experience as an activities Co-ordinator for the elderly and thoughly enjoys her time spent with the residents.

Samirah is also a trained Cognitive Stimulation Therapist for those with Dementia, a Dementia friend Champion, a Circle Dance for Dementia facilitator and more.

Here we provide entertainment with our wonderful Egyptian dance displays.
 
Often the support workers and carers get up and dance with us, as well as the able bodied residents.  Those residents in wheelchairs or  the less able, are encouraged to clap or wave scarves and veils.
 
We have found that the residents thoroughly enjoy their time with us, often commenting on the gorgeous colours in the costumes and accessories, as well as how beautiful the Arabian music is. 
 
Samirah usually brings 1 or 2 Belly Belles students with her to these events, to add to the experience.
 
Residential homes can be for the elderly or adults with learning disabilities.

 
All in all a fun time is had by all :D

Chair Aerobics ( cardiovascular exercise to music)

Samirah is happy to offer 'Chair Aerobics' for residents in care homes or day centres, she is a qualified YMCA Level 2 Exercise to Music Instructor and a trained 'Move it or Lose it' chair based exercise instructor.
 
Here the Resident will perform basic aerobic exercises while sitting in a chair, for around 30 minutes once a week.  Perfect for the elderley as it requires less stamina.
 
Chair Aerobics
Aerobics for the older person is also an excellent way for many people to remain active despite their limitations. Chair exercises are far less strenuous on joints, such as the knees and the hips, than traditional standing aerobics. It is a great way to stay fit.

Chair aerobic exercises usually consist of the rhythmic movements of arms and feet, performed by sitting in a chair in an erect position. It is ideal to perform the exercise for 20-30 minutes, on a regular basis. Chair aerobics helps you perform your daily chores energetically, because it helps build the functional capacity of your body. Moreover, they are very low intensity workouts, which make them easy to perform anytime you want, during the day. All you need is a comfortable chair and a peaceful atmosphere, to do the exercise, and so, Samirah will encourage residents to perfom the chair aerobics through out the week in their own time as well as with her on a weekly basis.

Among the recognized benefits of doing regular aerobic exercise are:
  • Strengthening the muscles involved in respiration, to facilitate the flow of air in and out of the lungs
  • Strengthening and enlarging the heart muscle, to improve its pumping efficiency and reduce the resting heart rate, known as aerobic conditioning
  • Strengthening muscles throughout the body
  • Improving circulation efficiency and reducing blood pressure
  • Increasing the total number of red blood cells in the body, facilitating transport of oxygen
  • Improved mental health, including reducing stress and lowering the incidence of depression
  • Reducing the risk for diabetes.
  • Reducing the risk of trips and falls
Please contact Samirah on 07904 198309 or use the contact page on this website for more details.