Older residents in Chester have been keeping fit and active with Zumba Gold classes organised by Sanctuary Housing.
Residents at Sanctuary’s Wain Court and Francis Street housing schemes have been enjoying the fun weekly sessions, which feature Zumba dance moves specially adapted to be less physically demanding.
Sanctuary is now looking to expand the successful classes to other areas in Chester after positive feedback from residents, who enjoy the sessions and have reported a noticeable increase in their general health and fitness.
Maggi Dempsey, Sanctuary’s resident involvement officer, said: “The Zumba Gold sessions have been a big success and are a fantastic way for our residents to keep fit and active in a fun and sociable environment.”
Instructor Louise Jones added: “It’s important for people of all ages to take part in regular exercise and Zumba Gold is a fun and accessible way for older residents to keep fit and boost their health and wellbeing.
“The enthusiasm of the residents has made the sessions great fun to deliver and it is very rewarding to see them learning the steps and improving every week.”
This project was funded by Sanctuary’s Chester Community Chest fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.