Residents at a Sanctuary Care home in Bromsgrove have been limbering up with some motivational music and movement sessions.
With the help of balloons, hoops and giant elasticated bands the residents at Breme Care Home in Providence Road, which provides residential care, dementia care, respite and day care, have been stretching themselves and keeping fit.
Fitness instructor Andrew Kellyman of Progressive Mobility regularly leads exercise sessions at the home and is extremely popular with the residents.
Following the latest session the home’s activities leader Helen Barron said: “Our residents absolutely love listening to songs from their era and find it very motivational doing exercise along to music, it is extremely therapeutic.”
Three ladies who particularly enjoy the sessions are residents Millie Guise, who is 84 years old, Nancy Sheppy, 82 and Betty Fenton, who is 90 - Helen calls the ladies her ‘Charlie’s Angels’.
Millie and Nancy, who are best friends and have known each other since they were 14, really enjoy exercising to Scottish folk song Mairi's Wedding (also known as Marie’s Wedding).
Millie said: “We used to go on holiday to Scotland so the music makes us feel like we are on holiday again.”