The Exercise Essentials Program manual includes nearly 100 full-color photos with explanations of unique exercises using foam noodles, balance discs, balls, walking poles, elastic bands and therapy putty. Fitness instructors and laypeople find the explanations easy to understand and the illustrations valuable. Reverse-page layout allows residents to see how the exercises should be done. The included "Finding Fitness" DVD shares the vision of active aging along with the "how-to" for developing or enhancing your community's program. It can also be used as an in-service to educate caregivers about the importance of engaging residents in exercise. This important resource also reviews basics like what assisted living is, resident rights and the caregiver's role in assisted living. DVD run time: 48 minutes.