Alzheimer’s demos in Quito, Ecuador

We gave two free demonstrations of Move with Balance® with Music at the Neuromedicenter in Quito, Ecuador. We worked with Alzheimer’s patients at a day care center. They were totally accepting of us. The couple who runs the day care center are very dedicated. They have a diagnostic room, a small “gym”, a sensory/motor room, and a gardening area for the clients.

The people here love the program because they said we exude Love. They said they worked on the body and brain, but not the heart, and they loved the way we did the program. We work on the heart and they saw it.

Thank you, Lissette and Alberto, and all the Alzheimer’s patients.

Karen and Bill, August 1 and 3, 2017, Quito, Ecuador

Move With Balance® at AARP Caregiver Conference on Kauai’i

Move With Balance® at the AARP Hawaii Caregiver Conference
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location:
Marriot Courtyard Kauai at Coconut Beach 650 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai’i

Hundreds of people on Kauai are helping older loved ones to live independently in their own homes. Get connected to information and resources to help you care for family or plan for the future.
Featured Workshops:
Prepare to Care and Manage Complex Change Patricia Bemis, RN
Modifying Your Home for Aging in Place Curt Kiriu, CAPS
Move With Balance® Rachelle Bachran, Public Health Educator
Legal Issues for Caregivers Michael Ratcliffe, Attorney at Law

 

 

“Gandhi Farewell” on our Portugal Trip

Here the participants at an adult day care center in Portugal are joining with us for  the “Gandhi Farewell”. It is a poem from Gandhi that we have been doing at the end of every Move With Balance® class for the past 10 + years. It involves call and response, plus other movements. In 2014 Bill Fuller, our musician, wrote original music for the poem, which, of course, makes the whole experience more beautiful. At the end of class, we all hold hands in a loving circle. (The song is available on this website, the movements are in our book on page 68.)

 

Our Portugal Trip

Here the participants are following the movements and responding to our original song “I Am Love” available on our website.
Everyone was so open, receptive, and loving, including the staff and participants. When you have clear movements and music, you really don’t need many words. They truly got our message of love.

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Move With Balance® With Music in Portugal

We had a fantastic time in Portugal in September. We visited 3 Alzheimer’s adult day care center and happily shared Move With Balance® with Music. Here the participants are doing “ARROWS” from our book.

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Move With Balance in Arkansas Update

Judd wrote to us as he ordered more books for the Move With Balance program in Arkansas:
“Also I just wanted to let you know how many compliments we are getting from your program. I personally lead a MWB group for over a year and have seen the progression with the Seniors I worked with. I just trained 8 more leaders yesterday. We have 6 classes going now throughout the White RiverRegion of Arkansas and are expecting to have 6 more going before the end of January. Thank you again!