Lola Jean Copeland has always had a love for dance, and that passion, she says, is keeping her feeling youthful. Copeland, who’s a resident at The Terraces at Bonita Springs, celebrated her recent 98th birthday by taking dance classes at the Enchanted Ballroom in Bonita Springs, Florida. Some of her neighbors from the retirement community joined her for the event.
“You got to move it or lose it,” Copeland told the WINK-TV reporter. “I don’t know if it’s the dancing or the egg I eat every morning … or maybe it’s the beer I enjoy every night,” she says with a chuckle.
Studies show dance classes, like the one Copeland attended, help to keep seniors fit and able to enjoy the independent living lifestyle they desire. Dancing regularly will help maintain strength, strong bones, posture and improve balance.
Along with this dance class, Copeland also enjoyed participating in the Vitality Program, which promotes wellness education and programming. After moving into The Terraces, Copeland has been able to make many friends and enjoy the active lifestyle she’s always desired.
You can hear more about Copeland’s love for dance and how it’s improved her life by following this link or watching the WINK-TV story below.