The panel felt that there would be multiple benefits that this value for money project could provide to Monmouthshire Housing tenants and other members of the community. These include: reducing social isolation, providing connections with neighbours and improving their health and wellbeing by engaging in an activity that is targeted directly at the over 50s. It is well documented that physical activity improves muscles, joints, circulation, co-ordination and balance, and it is proven to stimulate levels of the ‘feel good’ hormones, oxytocin and endorphins. Singing together can aid memory through recalling songs and words, and shared experiences through having a regular social activity to look forward to lifts the mood and helps combat feelings of being alone.
The discos will be informal and will play music from the fifties through to the eighties. But all requests will be considered and they are keen for the community to become involved so let us know if you have any extra ideas for the discos and Go Go Disco will be sure to explore them. You don’t have to dance, you can also just come along for the memories and refreshments.
Here at Monmouthshire Housing and all involved at Go Go Disco we hope that this has given some of our community members something to look forward to in the hopefully not so distant future. Why not use this time at home to dust off your dancing shoes and put on some of your favourite music to get you in the mood for an afternoon dance. And remember, you don’t have to dance you can just come and enjoy the music and company.