First steps for dance comeback

A Greater Dandenong dance for seniors could be making a comeback.
At the Monday 12 September council meeting, councillor Maria Sampey asked for the International Multicultural Senior Citizens’ Dance to return.
“It was a much loved function supported by council over many years,” she said.
“Older residents have been telling me it was a highlight of their year.
“It was in line with council’s positive ageing policy – reducing social isolation – and also allowed different senior citizens groups, some of them ethno-specific, meeting together in a social environment once a year.”
Cr Sampey successfully asked that costing options to re-establish the dance next year be prepared for consideration in the 2016-17 mid-year budget.
Cr Roz Blades said the event “was well-attended and well enjoyed by everyone”.
Cr Sean O’Reilly said a recent report identified dancing as one of the best exercises for elderly people.

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