The Benefits of music & movement
In this article I wanted to highlight the benefits of movement and in particular dancing to music, for the elderly. So for those of you...
I remember the first time Simon came to dance in my Care Home vividly. He walked into the lounge and immediately connected to the residents. I could not believe it when he helped a resident from her wheelchair and danced with her. The elation on the lady’s face and the enjoyment of everyone in the room, made me so emotional. A moment that I will never forget and an extra special moment in my time as Activity Co-ordinator. Simon visits our home on a monthly basis, and he is a definite highlight for the month. Residents and staff alike love him. He is always upbeat and fun, and a real asset to any Home.
When Simon comes to The Reigate Grange to do Ballroom Dancing with our residents he certainly puts a wonderful smile on their faces, they all look forward to dancing with him.
He finds a way to dance with everyone whether they are in wheelchairs or unsteady on their feet or they’re all out to ‘trip the fandango’😊
It’s a fun and enjoyable dance session for everyone, they are exercising without even knowing, whilst listening to great music …. We love Simon!
Simon works in a very caring and patient way…we cannot begin to tell you what a difference he has made to our residents!
…he also connects with them…residents feel at ease and comfortable.