Keep residents independent.
Independence later in life is earned, not guaranteed.
Standing balance/strengthening exercises are essential to prevent falls.
Using a chair for standing exercise is ineffective and dangerous because it tips easily. Seated exercise does not improve balance (J Geriatrics 2006, 2015) and may create a false sense of security amongst residents.
S3 gives older adults confidence to independently challenge balance using high-level exercises/stretches in only 10 to 15-minutes per day.
There’s simply nothing like S3.
More Independence. Fewer Falls.
Residents tend to sit too much, which is linked to early death, falls, cancer and heart disease (WHO 2009; American Institute for Cancer Res 2011; Am J Clin Nutr 2013). S3 empowers residents to take responsibility and increase independence via self-led and/or video-led classes, thus reducing strain on staff.
S3 is also powerful marketing. Pictures and videos of residents in an S3 class can be the deciding factor for families and health care providers looking for the most health conscious facility.
“I have really been helped with my balance! I feel much more confident in walking. I still use my walker, but move around my apartment without using it.”
–Barbara K., Resident (Holiday Retirement)