Local charity receives funding to launch over 60s dance and movement classes

Image above: Move into Wellbeing® class

Move into Wellbeing®, founded in 2005 by Donna Schoenherr, has been granted money by LB Hounslow to deliver a ‘Move into Wellbeing’ class for Over 60s at the Hogarth Youth Centre on Duke’s Road, W4, during 2022.

The charity provides dance and movement classes for people with mobility restrictions. Move into Wellbeing® works with those with Parkinson’s, ME, MS, Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Dyspraxia, Early-stage Dementia, and Long COVID as well as those with general stiffness, balance, and joint problems.

During the last two years, it has developed an online programme in order to keep people moving and healthy at home, which it runs in conjunction with in-person classes at several different locations – St. Peter’s Parish Hall in Southfield, the Musical Museum in Brentford for the Hounslow Seniors Trust, St Mary’s Osterley, and at four different sheltered accommodation schemes in Hounslow as part of the London Borough of Hounslow Over 60’S Activities Programme.

The class is taught by specially trained dance industry professionals and is done seated to musical accompaniment, and can be adapted to individual needs. Ballet4Life oversees these enriching programmes.

Image above: Move into Wellbeing® class

Their efforts to bring back a daytime weekly class to Chiswick have reaped awards, says director and founder Donna Schoenherr.

“Huge thanks to the London Borough of Hounslow for recently granting the charity the Thriving Communities Fund to deliver a Move into Wellbeing® class for Over 60’s at the Hogarth Youth Centre on Duke’s Road, W4, during 2022.”

These classes start on Tuesday 18 January, 2022, from 1.45pm – 2.45pm.

With the aid of the Thriving Communities Fund, this new class can be enjoyed for only £2 payable on the day on the door or by bank transfer. To register please contact them on info@moveintowellbeing.org.uk.

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