I'm going to look for a DVD of qi gong exercises that might be useful at the Cottage when they exercise. Many of the exercises in qi gong could be practiced while sitting. I also remember that PBS also ran a program about a woman who did a Yoga class with people sitting in chairs.
The following is a cross post from my reading blog, but I'm so impressed with the spun bamboo fibers, I wanted to share it with you, so I just copied that post and pasted it here:
While in Houston, I bought two pairs of bamboo socks, and they really are the most comfortable socks I've ever experienced. These socks are great for anyone, but especially for athletic purposes and for diabetics. Made of spun bamboo fibers, they offer an eco-friendly alternative to cotton: “Bamboo is the new cotton...it has all the properties that you physically want out of cotton, plus some. Bamboo is more antibacterial than [other fabrics like] cotton or wool, which are very absorbent and hold moisture in. Because Bamboo wicks moisture away, it’s great for your circulation and skin.” LAtimes.com, September 25, 2005.
I'm thinking about ordering a few other articles, like this crew neck tee, when I order more socks. If the socks do such a great job keeping my feet dry and cool, the tees should also be a great addition to my wardrobe. They also make yarn for knitting, and although the colors are limited, I like them.