Bridget Hom, Community Relations Manager for Assisting Hands Palm Beach, shares her love (and expertise!) of latin music and dancing to the residents of Boynton Bay. Residents were excited and they moved along the latin rhythms! for second dance lesson EVER brought to their community and look forward to telling all their friends to come to the next big event at Boynton Bay- courtesy of Assisting Hands.
Marina Ramirez , owner of Assisting Hands Palm Beach, also joined in the fun!
Research shows that more seniors and their caregivers should consider dancing, not only as a fun pastime, but also as a method for keeping their minds and bodies active because DANCING IS GOOD FOR YOU!
- Minimizes Symptoms of Depression
- Improves Strength and Balance
- Reduces Joint Pain and Stiffness
- Protects Your Heart
- Defends Against Dementia
Dancing happens to be a universal form of exercise and recreation as well. Seniors with conditions like Parkinson’s disease, dementia, cancer, arthritis, asthma and heart disease can all participate.
However, it’s always important to clear any exercises with a doctor before beginning a new regime, especially for those with pre-existing health conditions.
Consider this your official invitation to dance with your loved one like no one’s watching! The best part is that dancing doesn’t have to include formal classes or training. Simply play some favorite tunes at home and let the music inspire your movements.
So, put on those dancing shoes, turn on the radio and dance!