Salsa, disco, bollywood and hip hop - CCAS style!
Your Homes Newcastle’s Community Care Alarm Service has
been bringing generations together once again through dance – with
teenage dance students and older people doing salsa, disco,
bollywood and hip hop together!
A combined total of 120 people, many of whom are sheltered
housing tenants, attended the events over two days in Newcastle at
the Lightfoot Centre, Walker, and the Westgate Centre for Sport,
Led by an experienced dance teacher and students from the
Newcastle Dance Centre, the former academy of local legends Ant and
Dec and Cheryl Cole, the events aimed to get older people active to
promote physical benefits, and bring people of all ages together
from the local communities.
Among those attending was Peggy Dixon, a resident of Coniston
Court in Newcastle.
“The dancing did me a world of good and made
me feel really good because I used to dance all the time.
Doing this dance boosted morale and made me completely forget about
the constant pain in my leg.”
The success of these events and the demand for more activities
for older people has led to plans for more work in the East of the
city, to get people active, strengthen links in the community, and
promote understanding and respect between generations. Look
out for opportunities to get involved or contact Lewis Kirkbride at
Community Care Alarm
Service to find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org.