Health and Wellness: Family Care Aware Project
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Elite Line Dancing of Palm Beach (ELD) offers a soul line dancing exercise program with a twist! The classes are at no charge to residents of Boynton Beach. One class is for senior citizens who are aged 55 and above in the morning hours. The other class is held for adults aged 18 and above in the evening hours.
Established in 2006, Elite Line Dancing of Palm Beach teaches soul line dancing classes as a health and fitness program designed to help Palm Beach County residents to improve their health. By attending ELD’s classes on a weekly basis, the participants, especially senior citizens have made great strides in:
– Improving their memory through learning routines; deterring the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s.
– Easing the pain in their joints due to health conditions revolving around arthritis and osteoporosis.
– Gaining more mobility, as well as attaining greater range of motion through dancing.
– Shedding unwanted pounds (60+ in some instances) resulting in the elimination of diabetes and lower cholesterol levels.
The classes have also assisted participants with added opportunities for socializing with old and new friends. ELD is widely recognized throughout Palm Beach County as a “fun way” to improve one’s health as classes are held in numerous cities, i.e. Riviera Beach, West Palm Beach, Lantana, Boynton Beach and Delray Beach. Classes average between 15-20 people and meet once a week for one-hour sessions.
All attendees participate in choreographed dance steps to both R & B and Jazz music; however; those classes that are specifically designed for senior citizens move at a slower pace doing routines that are more suited to their abilities.