Elvis visits Bangor aqua aerobics class
There was a slight change to the weekly Aqua Aerobics class at the Bangor swimming pool recently as Elvis joined the class to perform some of his hits.
Clare Harris, Gwynedd Council DementiaGo and Aqua Instructor joined Elvis impersonator, Wynne Roberts, as she instructed the group in their exercises in the water.
Wynne Roberts, an experienced Elvis impersonator agreed to come along to the class to help raise funds for DementiaGo - the physical activity class for people living with dementia and their caregivers. A coffee morning and raffle was held for the regulars before they started the class.
Clare said: “It was a fantastic turn out with over 30 of our regulars taking part and having a thoroughly good time exercising and singing along with Elvis. The DementiaGo team would like to thank everyone involved for their fantastic effort.”
A total of £270 was raised which will go towards special events and activities for people living with dementia to enhance their lives and help them live well with the disease.
Councillor Craig ab Iago, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member who leads on leisure said: “We fully support innovative events like this happening in our facilities where people come together to exercise and also help to raise awareness about dementia.
“The people who attend the class on a regular basis also enjoy the social aspect and have become firm friends. Exercise is one of the risk factors which can help reduce the risk of dementia and what a great way to encourage people to come along and take part.”
For more information about the Aqua Aerobics class contact the Bangor Aquatics and Healthy Living Centre on 01248 370600 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PHOTOGRAPH: Elvis impersonator, Wynne Roberts with the Aqua Aerobics crew