Residents put on their dancing shoes for wellbeing initiative at Georgetown care homeA new wellbeing initiative at The Daffodils care home in Georgetown, Merthyr Tydfil, has seen Residents putting on their dancing shoes to promote good physical health amongst those living at the home. 

Dance teacher, Sharon Carthew, visited the home for an exercise session after Colleagues at The Daffodils were introduced to her at a Singing for the Brain session. 

Sharon, who trained at the London School of Contemporary Dance, had trained to work as a dance therapy people working with people living with dementia. 

Dance movement and therapy allows those living with dementia to move as a means to communicate, helping them to develop a physical vocabulary, as well as promoting social interaction amongst older people. 

The session was enjoyed by everyone who took part, as they got up and danced to some classic musical tracks. 

Janine Marouf, Home Manager at The Daffodils, said: “Dance therapy is one of the most popular activities amongst our Residents, as it helps to promote physical and mental wellbeing at the same time.”