Taking a step back in time to boost health

Residents of a South Tyneside housing plus scheme took a step back in time to help boost the health and wellbeing of tenants.

Wednesday, 16th March 2016, 9:11 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th March 2016, 9:16 am
Tea dance at Bamburgh Grove for residents. Thelma Richardson

The 1950s themed tea dance was organised by housing plus officers at Bamburgh Grove in Jarrow.

During the event, visitors were able to enjoy an afternoon of dance and entertainment.

Tea dance at Bamburgh Grove for residents.

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Memorabilia was also available for people to look at.

The tea dance project was organised to promote health and wellbeing to tenants as well as bring them together to promote inclusion.

Deputy Mayor of South Tyneside, Coun Alan Smith, said: “I was delighted to attend this fantastic event.

“It was a wonderful afternoon harking back to the 1950s with plenty of dancing, memorabilia and entertainment for everyone to enjoy. Everyone got involved and it was a great opportunity for tenants to socialise and swap stories about times gone by.

Tea dance at Bamburgh Grove for residents.

“The Deputy Mayoress and I had a lovely time enjoying a cup to tea with all of the Housing Plus tenants and ward councillors while watching the dancing. Events like this help to bring the community together and promote the importance of health and wellbeing.”

Residents from seven schemes across Jarrow were invited to take part in the tea dance event.

A second dance will take place tomorrow.