Maple Suites seniors strike a pose at cross-generational yoga class
Yoga is known to connect the mind, body and spirit, and it appears this healthy activity can also unite different generations. Recently, a group of seniors from Holiday Retirement’s Maple Suites joined kindergartners and first-graders at Lincoln H. Akerman School in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, for a cross-generational yoga class.
The event was inspired by yoga teacher Janine Bibeau, who instructs both Maple Suites residents and the Lincoln Akerman school children separately.
Eleven members of the Maple Suites weekly yoga exercise class boarded the senior living community’s bus and traveled to the elementary school, where 30 kindergartners and first-graders rolled out the welcome yoga mats for their guests. The session started off with students sharing impressive yoga moves before the group did breathing exercises together.
The seniors and students stretched, bent and bonded over the exercise that’s perfect for a wide array of age ranges and abilities—proving you’re never too old, or young, for yoga.
Maple Suites enrichment coordinator Monique Foote said the event was “tons of fun for both residents and schoolchildren. Our residents already enjoy the benefits yoga brings to them offered at Maple Suites, so they were particularly excited to switch things up and try yoga on for size outside of the community.”
The event was such a success that the groups are expanding their horizons to plan more multi-generational events, said Foote, noting that the seniors were even invited back for story time at the elementary school!
See how activities like yoga classes help keep seniors active and healthy and schedule a visit with us today to find out more about senior living at Maple Suites.