Res­i­dents have a ball at an­nual spring dance

Benalla Ensign - - News -

The An­nual Spring So­cial Dance, or­gan­ised by Cooinda, brought to­gether res­i­dents from sev­eral lo­cal aged-care fa­cil­i­ties on Thurs­day.

More than 100 peo­ple at­tended this year’s event at St Joseph’s Hall last Thurs­day.

Res­i­dents of Cooinda, Es­tia, Mor­rie Evans and Bin­da­ree in Mans­field joined Be­nalla Ru­ral City HACC clients, Be­nalla Health Day Care clients and com­mu­nity mem­bers to en­joy a day of re­con­nect­ing with friends and fun.

High­lights of the dance were the ball­room and rock ‘n’ roll demon­stra­tions as well as en­ter­tainer, Denis Tucker, who kept the dance floor busy.

The event was ex­pertly em­ceed by Patty O’Brien and the Swan­pool Ca­ter­ing Team served a de­li­cious lunch to ev­ery­one in at­ten­dance.

‘‘Cooinda’s An­nual Spring So­cial Dance is a favourite event on our res­i­dents’ cal­en­dar each year,’’ Cooinda chief ex­ec­u­tive and di­rec­tor of nurs­ing Margaret Al­dous said.

‘‘We work hard to en­sure the an­nual dance con­tin­ues, as it is a great op­por­tu­nity for the res­i­dents from aged-care fa­cil­i­ties across the district to meet up, many of whom have known each other for years.

‘‘So­cial ac­tiv­i­ties, such as singing and dancing, have also been proven in re­search to be very ben­e­fi­cial to the phys­i­cal and emo­tional well­be­ing of peo­ple.

‘‘We no­tice a re­newed vi­brancy in our res­i­dents in the days lead­ing up to and after the event, which is great to see.’’

If you would like to find out more about Cooinda’s Health and Well­be­ing pro­grams, phone (03) 5761 3300.

En­joy­ing them­selves: The para­chute dance was a favourite with at­ten­dees.

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