Elderly residents’ fitness and wellbeing boosted by dance aerobics

A dance aerobics class has seen elderly Teesside residents making the most of the sunshine in their care home garden. Residents at Ingleby Care Home, in Ingleby Barwick, are benefitting from the fitness and wellbeing sessions following a Lottery grant last year.

They are being run by Billingham-based social enterprise Nouveau Wellbeing, who won the grant to engage with more than 600 people over the age of 60. The firm’s specialist practitioners have been visiting the care home to put the residents through their paces. 

Emma Bryan, a member of the dance aerobics Nouveau Tees Valley Team, decided to run the latest session in the care home garden to take advantage of the spell of good weather.

They have also taken part in armchair exercises and dancing during previous sessions, aiming to improve their mobility, confidence and social interaction.

Carol Singleton, home manager at Ingleby Care Home, on Lamb Lane, said:dance aerobics

“The residents have absolutely loved the dance aerobics sessions run by Emma from Nouveau Wellbeing. They have been a great way to get the residents active and engaged. There are visible improvements in their mood, sociability and mobility during the sessions and lasting for days afterwards.

"We’re so grateful to Nouveau Wellbeing for selecting Ingleby Care Home to benefit from these dance aerobics sessions and we hope to continue working with them in future.”

Photo caption: Residents at Ingleby Care Home, Ingleby Barwick, take part in a dance aerobics class run by Billingham-based Nouveau Wellbeing.

  • Ingleby Care Home is part of the Hill Care Group. For further information on dance aerobics visit www.hillcare.net.