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Posted on 12 April 2019

Calico Homes staff and residents get dancing to help improve their wellbeing

Residents from one of Calico Homes’ Independent Living properties were joined by staff to take part in a special Tea Dance, organised to help boost their wellbeing.

Residents from Crow Wood Court in Padiham put on their dancing shoes to take part in some gentle ballroom dancing, alongside staff who took part in The Calico Group’s 2017 charity fundraiser Calico Come Dancing.

Staff were on hand to teach the residents some new routines, as well as putting on a spectacular performance of the waltz.

Following the fancy footwork, everyone was able to enjoy some delicious food and refreshments.

Light exercise is essential to improving the wellbeing of over-55s – according to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, physical activity can help older people to maintain the ability to live independently, reduce blood pressure, and keep their bones, muscles and joints healthy.

Michelle Hurlstone, Independent Living Officer for Calico Homes, said:

“We’re all delighted with how much our residents enjoyed the Tea Dance.

“It was a fantastic opportunity for residents to get together, have fun and boost their wellbeing, and it was so great to see staff joining residents and sharing some of the skills they learnt when training for Calico Come Dancing.”

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