Appeal for male members at the Senior Citizen Club

In step: Senior Citizen Centre members Nola Ashcroft and Alan Green show off their dance moves at the class on October 18.

In step: Senior Citizen Centre members Nola Ashcroft and Alan Green show off their dance moves at the class on October 18.

DANCING has become the most popular activity at the Senior Citizen Club, however committee member Marjorie Utley says it requires a higher attendance from male participants. 

“Most of our members here are women who are widowed or divorced,” she said. 

Everyone is welcome to the dance classes, and people do not need to be in a couple to attend. 

Ms Utley has credited dancing with being a very social activity but also having other benefits. 

“They are learning all the time, as there are many steps that we do for all the different dances, she said. 

“It keeps dementia at bay.” 

Age is no limit and there is one man who is participating in the classes at the age of 90. 

On a Monday there are currently about 70 people who turn up to the class. 

There are many other activities for people over 50-years-old to participate in including table tennis, lacework, rummikub, bowls, bunka, embroidery and darts.

“We try to suit everybody,” Ms Utley said. 

She said the centre is important for seniors to stay connected within their community, so that they don’t get lonely.

For more information about the activities or about the Senior Citizen Club call 6583 7149. 

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