Dancing to the Beat of a Different Drum
“May I have this dance?”
Whether it’s jogging down the street or gyrating to the beat, there’s no denying the therapeutic effects of movement. But what happens when your range of motion is inhibited? How does one enjoy the therapeutic effects of dance and rhythm when they’re bound to a wheelchair or suffering from crippling arthritis?
For Rob Campbell, a volunteer at London’s Kensington Village senior’s care residence in London, the answer is simple – let the music be your guide.
Campbell has been offering wheelchair ballroom dancing lessons since 1997, providing seniors with a safe and enjoyable place to express themselves and interact with their peers. That’s why he spends his mornings 1-2 stepping to the tango, foxtrot and samba inside the Kensington facility. What’s more, he doesn’t plan to hang up his blue suede shoes any time soon.
“I definitely want to do (this) until I can’t do it anymore,” he said in a recent interview with the London Free Press.
For more information on the wheelchair dancing lessons, and other recreational services at Kensington Village, please feel free to contact the administrative team at Sharon Village Care Homes.