By Sally McGlew
DARLINGTON Seniors Move and Groove are the recipients of a Mundaring Shire Reconnect Grant.
They are currently running three separate classes in three different locations which are well attended.
“Seniors Move and Groove’ are a group of enthusiastic people who are passionate about keeping fit and healthy in the Shire of Mundaring,” organiser Melenie Ingram said.
“Being awarded a Reconnect Grant helps us put weekly low impact exercise on the calendar in 2021.”
Ms Ingram said it promises to be a big year for the group expanding beyond the Mundaring Hub to include other Shire facilities.
Classes usually have about 20 people participating.
The sessions are low impact and a fusion of various movements which help with overall wellness and balance.
“We endeavour to create a friendly relaxed atmosphere and socializing after the sessions is part of the fun,” she said.
“The emphasis is on strength, flexibility, balance and aerobic fitness which helps in the prevention of falls.
“The importance of regular exercise and the accompanying social and mental health benefits of connecting with others in the community, has been highlighted with COVID-19.”
Ms Ingram said the group are excited about the inclusion of a monthly ‘Tea Dance’ to be held at the Hub of the Hills.
The first one is planned for Friday April 23, at 2pm–3.30 pm.
“It’s a chance to exercise, enjoy music and socialize.
“This new activity for the social calendar in Mundaring is a chance to connect and welcome people in the community through dancing and at the same time enable them to experience the benefits of music and movement.”
If anyone is interested in joining the classes, please contact Melenie Ingram on 0478 544 388.