Well-being with a Twist (and shout!)

Aura Wales goes back in time for an extra special Tea Dance!

On Friday 17th May, Deeside Leisure Centre travelled back in time for an extra special 50’s and 60’s inspired Tea Dance! Over 70 people attended the event which was hosted in the multi-purpose sports hall.

Afternoon tea was provided for all guests who were encouraged to put on their dancing shoes, enjoy some music and meet friends old and new!

Library manager Susannah Hill commented: “We were so excited to be able to host a Tea Dance here at Deeside Leisure Centre. Aura Leisure and Libraries is working towards becoming Dementia Friendly and were accredited by The Alzheimer’s Society in May last year.  We hope this is the first of many inclusive events that will help to improve people’s health and wellbeing.”

The Aura team were blown away by everyone’s enthusiasm at the Tea Dance and were very impressed by all the dancing! Take a look at the photographs below for evidence!

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We asked those who attended what they thought of the event; here is what they said:

“It’s been a great day! We love being all together. We motivate each other and look after each other. The whole Aura team are so good. It’s pleasant to come to the leisure centre or library; from the receptionist to the fitness instructors, they are all superb.”

“Aura says what it does: wellbeing for the body and mind and that’s very true. Events like the Tea Dance or being a part of NERS (the National Exercise Referral Scheme) is so helpful because they are social. When you have left the world of work you can sometimes feel isolated, but this gives us an aim and focus in a social setting.”

“We’ve had a wonderful time and would like to thank Aura for organising this event.”

Aura Wales wish to thank all those who attended and especially for showing such enthusiasm; we had a fantastic time and we hope everyone who attended did too!

 

 

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