Dance
Elderly folks bust out dance performance in mall that brightens shoppers’ days
This is adorable, it seems like they're all having so much fun!
Eduardo Gaskell
08.16.22

Getting old doesn’t mean sitting around and having everybody doing everything for you.

In fact, there are so many seniors who are now taking up challenges to show the younger ones how it’s done. Some sing, dance, and others even hit the gym!

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Check out this “Happy” flashmob consisting of a team that combined, had 4,000 years together. Elderly men and women together with the staff of their home got to dance and surprise mall goers.

They are from the Malvina Major, Shona McFarlane, Charles Fleming, and Rita Angus retirement villages.

The Westfield Queensgate mall wasn’t ready for all those years of moves that’s for sure!

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Dressed in white shirts with bright smiles on their faces, these elderly folk attracted a crowd as they danced to Pharrell Williams’, “Happy”.

Now if you’ve ever had a bad day, you know how good it feels to start dancing to any music. So imagine what decades of life must feel like.

This was a huge release for all these older men and women.

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With all those years, a deteriorating body is inevitable, and while it is a sad thought, no one can really beat time. It’s just a part of life so it’s up to us how to live.

Dancing improves mental health.

Older men and women tend to have mood disorders. Taking part in a dancing program can help them feel less depressed, since dancing reduces their stress levels.

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That means less anxiety and insomnia. The trick is convincing them to get up and dance.

Good to see these older men and women dancing and having lots of fun at the mall!

Elderly people get physical benefits too, like better balance, strength, and gait, which helps reduce the risk of falling.

Those arm and leg muscles are constantly moving so improving their balance works for them since it helps improve their coordination.

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None of these elderly folk tripped or fell during the dance. It really works for them!

It’s a simple dance, with a lot of arm raising and clapping to the beat. They got to smile and have fun while bringing smiles to their surprised audience.

Dancing is great since it keeps them fit and healthy. It helps keep their bones and muscles active, and that’s really important since age has the body slowing down and weakening.

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Dancing burns calories too since it works the heart.

The elderly can suffer from high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes, and many other ailments. They don’t need to hit the gym since dancing like this really works.

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Just look at those smiles!

They’re all in a wonderful mood, and you can’t help but feel like they probably remembered their youth as they danced their days away. They didn’t have social media back then!

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But their audience had gadgets out, recording their dancing with smiles too so these elderly men and women are now famous.

So remember, age can be delayed with the right moves!

Watch these elderly men and women’s “Happy” flashmob in the video below!

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By Eduardo Gaskell
hi@sbly.com
Eduardo Gaskell is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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