Dance group aimed at senior citizens needs support

A Michigan-based dance club that caters primarily to older adults is asking for the support of the local citizens. According to the Detroit Free Press, the Metro Dance Club II needs donations to continue operating and providing senior citizen dance lovers in Macomb County area with an outlet to express themselves.

"Activities like these are important to our seniors," county commissioner Dana Camphous-Peterson told the news source.

Dance group aimed at senior citizens needs support "There aren't many places for them to go to hear Big Band music anymore, or do the types of dances they enjoyed from their past."

The group has been gathering for the past nine years, the news source reports, and the dances are held Saturdays and Sundays from September to May.

The troupe provides a useful service to elderly who are looking for unique ways to stay healthy and get enough physical activity. Exercising is especially importance once individuals reach 50, as WebMD reports that a new study found that sedentary senior citizens who begin new exercise programs can stave of cognitive decline.

The study followed 3,000 individuals between the ages of 70 and 79 and the 21 percent of them who had no activity performed much lower on a test that measured mental skills.

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