Seated Zumba® classes specifically choreographed with the participant in mind. The music and movement are drawn from the same great Latin styles of music and dance as used in Zumba® basic program - just sitting down!
This programme has been successfully used in a local Retirement Village for residents also suffering with dementia, as well as various Alzheimer's Society Groups. Although able to stand, it's difficult for them to follow choreographed moves - so being seated gives them the chance to enjoy and engage with the music and exercise at the same time. Reference available.
Ideal for those in retirement homes or assisted living where group activities are organised as well as Local Community Group.
Examples of sessions undertaken:
Jackman's Lodge Residential Care Home, Woking
Woking & Sam Beare Hospice, Woking
Signature Care Home, Camberley
Wingham Court Care Home (BUPA), Claygate
Lakeview Care Home, Lightwater
Sunrise Retirement Village, Fleet
Devereux House, Residential & Day Care Centre, Farnborough
Alzheimer's Society Groups (Wandsworth, Putney, Hounslow, Hammersmith & Fulham, Greenford)
"Rosalie has been coming to our care home now for a number of years, and the Residents love her fun, interactive and purposeful Seated Zumba! What we love about her classes, are they are an exercise class with a different. Zumba is a relatively modern dance class, but it just goes to show, age is not a barrier, as they love the music and movement, and it keeps them fit with a smile on their face!"
Lucy Paynter - Activities and Volunteer Coordinator Sunrise Fleet
"Thank you so much for coming, it was a really fun session!
One of the carers who attended said it was the best cafe so far!"
Lisa Gatward, Dementia Support Worker, Alzheimer's Society - The Saturday Café, Hammersmith & Fulham
"It was great to meet you on Saturday and many thanks for the Zumba session they loved it"
Rachel Coombes, Alzheimer's Society - Memory Lane Café, Greenford
"Thank you so much for your session, it was fab!"
Kalina Patel, Alzheimer's Society - 'The Friendly Cuppa’ Dementia Café, Hounslow
There is no doubt that the benefits both physically and mentally of music and dance are well appreciated nowadays. Would your local community group or residents enjoy and benefit from a Zumba class?
I am happy to organise classes on an ad-hoc basis. If you would like to organise a class, please call me to discuss on 01276 479733