VIDEO: OAP care centre gets BELLY DANCER to perform to pensioners

A care center in Prestonpans spices up activities with a belly dancer, sparking debate. While some question its suitability, others praise the diversity and joy it brings to elderly attendees.
A care center in Prestonpans spices up activities with a belly dancer, sparking debate. While some question its suitability, others praise the diversity and joy it brings to elderly attendees.
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An OAP care centre has divided opinion by getting a BELLY DANCER to perform to pensioners.

She put on a performance and then gave a few lessons on how to do it.

Visitors at the Harlawhill day care centre in Prestonpans, near Edinburgh, loved watching and taking part.

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Dancer Lorna, was invited to the centre to showcase her fantastic skills.

But also to help keep the pensioners active with belly dancing being a great form of exercise.

The group spanned from 70-year-old members to 97-year-olds who all joined in and loved every minute of the class.

The dancer visited the centre last Friday (26 Apr).

A care centre spokesperson said: “A bit of culture at Harlawhill, a belly dancing class with the lovely Lorna.

“Everyone joined in, what a laugh but also hard work..

“We certainly know how to have fun, the recycled teenagers done well.

“We always ask our members for feedback on all the entertainers and activities that we provide.

“We listen to and include members at all times.

A care center in Prestonpans spices up activities with a belly dancer, sparking debate. While some question its suitability, others praise the diversity and joy it brings to elderly attendees.
Harlawhill day care centre in Prestonpans. (Picture: Jam Press)

“Everyone said they had enjoyed the session and had lots of laughs as well as having a good exercise workout.

“Growing old is definitely not boring at Harlawhill.”

Locals were split on the activity, with a few questioning the suitable nature of the activity, as reported by Need To Know.

Golden Lynn Letricia joke: “The old men are going to need neck braces, maybe some extra meds.”

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Social media comment on the post. (Picture: Jam Press)

Alison Lindsay stated: “Not what I would call appropriate for these folk.

“Those men must be very frustrated, it seems a bit embarrassing to be honest.”

Crystal Sedillo added: “I think they were slightly uncomfortable.”

Jessica Hodgson joked: “Next week pole dancing lessons.”

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But Mitchel Stevenson said: “I definitely want to go there when I’m older.

“Fabulous to see diversity in action, well done everyone.”

Sarah Maynard said: “I absolutely love this, they all looked like they did too.”

Zoe Barrans added: “Those old fellas faces, I love this, bet it’s brightened up their day.”

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