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Zumba classes a hit with seniors

Instructor Tori Collier brings the dance exercise to residents at Grace Living Center in Norman.
BY SUSAN SIMPSON, For The Oklahoman Published: October 6, 2012

Charles Bradford, 65, said wheelchair Zumba is a blast.

“It keeps me busy,” he said. “It keeps me on my toes.”

Grace Living Center administrator Josh Wood said regular exercise is important for residents. According to the National Institute on Aging, exercise can help protect against chronic disease, as well as improve mood and balance.

Collier leads more intense Zumba sessions for Grace staff members. Those sessions have proved very popular, too.

“No matter what age you are, exercise that is fun and shared with friends is bound to be repeated,” Wood said.

Grace Living Center — Norman is independently owned and operated.

Susan Simpson is a media specialist for Evergreen Productions Inc.