Saturday, March 9, 2013

Come Dance with me

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I have decided to go back in time and share some of the fun things I did during my 5 years of volunteer service at a nursing facility. I am starting with photos from several dances we had. I was the photographer/volunteer at all the activities and dances.


 I chose to start with these because I have been looking for ways to exercise at home. I visited Catherine of Corner of a Cat's mind and you must view this video of how she is losing weight..


You can tell all of the residents, even the ones in wheel chairs love to dance.
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Catherine inspired me to start dancing to the music, not with the hula hoop, but just dancing. Yes, alone.
When I commented to her that I am dancing, she sent me this video of an 88 year old Nana..
to all of you... I challenge you to Come Dance With Me.... for more fun Pop over to my other blog and see Jake Fourpawsetc

32 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

I hope I'm in as good shape when I'm 88! What a cool Nana!

RoeH said...

I've done that many times. When 50's and early 60's music comes on, I cannot stay still. Now I'm going out to buy a hula hoop. I could do it in 1956 (or 7 or 8) but now sure now. Run-around Sue. It's taking me back to a Tuesday night in Moses Lake Washington in 1963.

Deb said...

Dance is good for the soul and the body as well... Love these photos

Betty Manousos said...

what delightful photos you posted today!
cool and encouraging video! 88 and still dancing..amazing!

have a great weekend~

Catherine said...

Honestly I have watched the Nana Dancing Video at least a dozen times now. It just makes me happy. Should we all live to 88 years old and be as spry and inspirational as this ol' gal!

Happy Saturday Sandra - keep dancing!

xo Catherine

Catherine said...

BTW - I'm making a prediction that Nana's video shows up on Ellen soon. Maybe even Nana herself on the show! Wouldn't that be fun? Ellen Degeneres inspires people to dance and so does Nana! :)
xo Catherine

Rose said...

Oh, Sandra, I Love this video...love the spirit of it. Oh, wouldn't she be fun to know...

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

-clapping hands- Good for her!!! You go Nana!!! :-)

In all your photos, people look so happy. Yes, dancing is super-duper.

Myself, I like (any) one of my "Band Of Horses" cd's. And I can *ROCK,* all by myself. :-)))))))))

"Auntie"

Madi and Mom said...

What beautiful smiling faces! I bet they talked about that fun for a very long time
Hugs
Madi and mom

GOOSE said...

That video was wonderful! When I asked MOM why she does not dance, she just busted up laughing. She said I don't dance. But you know what? She does with me.
Blessings,
Goose

Miss Debbie said...

Funny that you posted this today. Last weekend, my ten year old granddaughter was showing me a exercise dance on you tube. She was really moving! I told her "Gran needs to try that. It looks like good exercise and FUN!!" Thanks for the reminder!

Mamabug said...

That was one cool Granny! There's hope for me yet. And the lady with the hula hoop is an inspiration too. Thanks for sharing Sandra!

Chatty Crone said...

I follow Catherine and I saw her hula hoop and I'm going to ask for one for Mother's Day - lol. And I like the dancing grandmas. I also like the photos from your days at the nursing home! Good post today. sandie

Val said...

Go NANA go!! This was a wonderful video and I loved when she told them to play it again!!!
Years ago (gosh it makes me sound old) I worked with older folks at the YMCA--teaching water and chair aerobics. These photos reminded me that they were just "kids" in wrinkly skin :) Loved them to pieces.

TexWisGirl said...

catherine's video was awesome - i shared it with my sis. loved the granny. what a cutie!

Angela said...

Loved the video of Granny dancing! What a hoot! She was having a lot of fun too! We all should go through live dancing like her!

Have a Wonderful Weekend!
Angela

Susannah said...

I saw that videeo before!!! Isn't she great? My niece wants me to do some of those moves!!!! I would love it...in the privacy of my own home!!!

Maple Lane said...

Love these happy pictures. I was pretty good with a hula hoop when I was little - have no idea now!!!

Inger said...

These photos are so inspirational. Love every single one of them.

SweetMarie said...

Love this post! Next time I see my Grandma I will ask her if she would like to dance. :) I love dancing and did go every weekend for the longest time...it's Great exercise! I think I will start dancing at home. :) When I was watching Catherine's video I jumped up out of my chair and was dancing!!!
Great photos!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It is great to see the seniors enjoying some fun time. As for dancing,I am the most uncoordinated person around.I have a hard time clapping along with music,forget getting my shoe body in motion. LOL

photowannabe said...

Absolutely love the dancing Nana.
If I can move like that at 88 I will be ever so grateful.

Way to go Sandra.
You Rock!
Keep on dancing!!

Ginny said...

These are wonderful!!!! And I know it is not just the dancing, but YOU who made them laugh!!! Hula Hoop lady is amazing!!! And it is weighted, too!!! Now just how long will it take for Jake to totally decimate a stick like THAT? Are you going to dance? I was always going to get a Richard Simmons DVD, but never did...he would have all the right moves!!

Ann said...

oh I just love that 88 year old nana. I want to be just like that.

Nava said...

Oh---I just need to put on the 50s 60s music---thanks for sharing. Also--thank you for the great comment on my blog.

diane b said...

Yep dancing is a good way to have fun and lose weight. The hoop looks a bit tricky though. have you tried Zumba classes ? Also the Wii is good to use at home to do exercise. There are two good discs one is "Wii Fit Plus" and "Wii Sports". Lots of fun too.

Gail said...

Dancing does lift my spirits.

I heard a speaker one time said we get stuck in a rut because we forget to do things that make us feel good.
Her point was twirling. If you just spin around a few times a day, it lifts your spirits. She made a few funny points about someone fussing at you and you just twirl and say something like thank you. I may have to try twirling and see if it works.

SquirrelQueen said...

Nana can really move. I'm thinking maybe she was an American Bandstand fan way back when. I love to dance around the house, just ask my cats. Usually one of them gets to join in.

Have fun and dance like no one is watching.

EM Illustrator said...

What a cool Nana, enjoyed that video very much.
Lovely pictures from the dance :)

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Dance keeps us hopping, hoping and a little bit more fit.
So your other blog is up again?

Linda said...

I love this post. Moving to music and social dancing is great for the emotions as well as for keeping fit.

Dee said...

Inspiring post.Your friend makes the hoola hoop look easy. I would be dead after 20 minutes LOL Dancing would be fun...I would have to slow dance...but moving is what is important. I just notice we have another thing in common...I also volunteered at a nursing home. I taught arts and craft for seven years at a state run nursing home.