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About Poi in Aged Care: Sit and Spin
SpinPoi is a social enterprise dedicated to improving health and wellbeing through poi.
We support individuals and organizations across the globe with our evidence-based programs, specializing in improving the quality of life for seniors.
Brief history of poi, scientific research on poi and health, and poi as a form of play and flow.
Types of poi
Details on two kinds of poi that work best for aged care, contemporary Maori poi and sock poi.
Includes a one page printable guide with diagrams on how to make each kind.
Preparing for a session
Best practices around preparing the space and preparing yourself as a facilitator.
Warm up exercises
Detailed instructions and diagrams for warm up exercises that can be done with and without poi.
Detailed instructions and diagrams for the building blocks of poi: two modes of poi movement, plane, timing, and direction.
With these building blocks you can provide endless challenge and fun for you and your residents.
Tips for creating good poi routines that will bring everyone together, plus a routine that's ready to go for the Maori song E Rere Taku Poi.
An .mp3 file of the song is included in the download package.
You can also listen to E Rere Taku Poi, and many other beautiful Maori songs, online by visiting Delma Rae's youtube channel.
Thank you Delma Rae!
Cool down exercises
Suggestions for cool down exercises including some movements from Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi.
Putting it all together
Printable resources to help you get going, including: sample 30 minute lesson plan, warm up quick guide, structured play quick guide, and a routine chart for the song E Rere Taku Poi.
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