Residents at our Holy Cross nursing home in Sunderland had an absolute ball when they joined in with Dance for Dignity Day.
Tuned in to a virtual seated dance class with London’s famous Pineapple Dance Studios, age was no barrier to enjoying the fun, feel-good session alongside our staff. In fact, their moves were the envy of our home’s activities co-ordinator, Vicky.
“Whether they were in a wheelchair or sitting in a chair,” said Vicky, “they certainly out-danced me!”
Along with the fun, the virtual dance session helped with mobility and provided a sense of achievement, too, with each resident receiving a much-deserved certificate of participation.
“This has been great for my shoulders,” said resident, Canon Spence. “They’re moving great!” And fellow resident Jeanne added, “Just because I’m in a wheelchair, doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy new things.”
We couldn’t agree more and we’ll be organising more seated dance sessions soon.