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We Like to Move it, Move it!

By 24 January 2020Borough Care News

Our first all-home, tea dance of 2020 got off to an energetic start, as both residents and staff took the opportunity to boogie off a few of those festive mince pies.

The dance, which takes place at Offerton Community Hall, on the second Monday of each month, was attended by residents and staff from each of our homes, as well as family members and some friends from the local community.

There are lots of benefits to dancing, especially in older adults. These include reducing stress, tension and insomnia; improving strength and balance; reducing joint pain and stiffness; protecting from heart conditions; and defending against dementia.

The group enjoyed live entertainment with toe-tapping songs from the 50’s and 60’s courtesy of fantastic singer and entertainer, Shaun Sloane. Shaun even started a very energetic conga through the community hall!

Our talented catering team put on a lovely spread of freshly brewed tea, open sandwiches and delicious cakes to help keep our dancers going.

Our tea dances are open to all of our residents and their families, and everyone is welcome. We also invite anyone from the local community to come along and join in the fun, for a small fee. To find out more and get details of our February tea dance, check the noticeboard in your home.