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Giving back takes many forms, and for one Palm Beach Gardens citizen, it involves writing letters of encouragement to prisoners and reviewing their Bible lessons. Kay Thomas, a resident of La Posada, a premier continuing care retirement community, has devoted time to the Crossroads Prison Ministry cause for the past 15 years.  She began participating in the program with her late husband and has been doing it ever since. Crossroads mentors write to prisoners, review their completed Bible studies and answer their questions. They share stories from their own lives and help their students grow in their faith.

 

“I have written 452 letters to tier one students and an uncounted number of letters to tier two students since I began volunteering with the program,” said Thomas. “There are three tiers of students, and I work mostly with tier-two students and fill in for tier ones when they need me. In tier one, you get a new student each time. In tier two, you work with the same individual for two to four years. How it works is I receive a completed lesson from the prisoner, I review the Bible study and provide feedback by making corrections in the booklet, then I write a letter of encouragement acknowledging their prayer requests and congratulating them on the completion of the study. It is enlightening when you read who their prayer requests are for. If they mention children or other family members, I bring them up in my letters. For example, if they request prayers for their son, I may say ‘I pray your son will find stability.’ I also let them know that I am praying for them to have peace and guidance as they seek to grow their faith in the presence of the Lord.”

 

The lesson plans and letters are all mailed to Crossroads, which then mails them to the recipients to maintain anonymity. In the letters, mentors are not allowed to share last names, addresses or even names of local ministers or churches. The mentors may not share pictures, but the prisoners can if they so choose. Mentors are advised to not ask prisoners the reason why they are in prison.

 

“I’ve had some very interesting prisoners assigned to me over the years – some are very smart, some are super eager, and some I have to prod along because they have long gaps between their lessons,” said Kay. “My goal is to help them study the Bible, find the Lord in their life and grow in their faith. I think it is important to give back, share faith and inspire hope. I cannot get out to do mission work, and I feel like this is a special interest God has given me that I can do from my home. The lessons are enriching for me, and I plan to continue to volunteer for many more years. In addition to the lessons and encouraging letters, we send in cards for birthdays and Christmas, and for some, this is the only mail they receive. I had one prisoner in Texas who was outstanding, and he did beautiful woodwork. After working together for some time, he carved me a beautiful piece – the name of Jesus in the shape of a cross. He shipped it to Crossroads, and they so kindly shipped it to me. It was a meaningful gesture, and I was touched by his gift.”

 

The mission of Crossroads Prison Ministry is to connect prisoners with mentors in Christ-centered relationships so that lives, prisons and churches are restored through the Gospel. Through the mentorship program, students can take over 100 guided Bible-study lessons free of charge.

 

“The work is challenging because you want to do your best, be honest and true and not give false information. However, it is also very rewarding because you feel you are making a difference in someone else’s life. The program is such a unique concept, and I am glad a minister thought to start it so many years ago.”

 

More than 30 years ago, Tom de Vries started Crossroad Bible Institute (now Crossroads Prison Ministries) along with his family members and his circle of friends at church. As he ministered to the men behind prison bars, he began to meet with the same prisoners every week with the goal of building a long-term mentoring relationship with them. However, prisoners are transferred frequently, and he would often come back only to find they were gone. Eventually, de Vries and his brother decided to create Bible studies that could be used for discipleship through the mail. They built a team of volunteers to review prisoners’ completed Bible lessons and write them encouraging letters. Crossroads program can follow prisoners no matter how many times they are transferred.

 

“We admire Kay’s hard work and dedication to serving prisoners for so many years,” said Brad Cadiere, executive director of La Posada. “This is such a unique way to give back, and how amazing it is to know she is touching lives all over the world. We are fortunate to have so many altruistic residents just like Kay living at La Posada. They are all an inspiration to us.”

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 Creative Romance Month is meant for celebrating love and sharing love stories, and the story of Tony and Marie Maltese is heartwarming to say the least. They met 70 years ago in 1949 when Tony returned home from the Air Force. Fast forward to the present, and the couple is happily married and living at La Posada, a premier continuing care retirement community. The Malteses both agree that no matter who you spend your time with or give your love to, it’s important that you enjoy doing the same things.

 

“Our thing has always been dancing, it was what we did on our first date and we continue to dance to this very day,” said Marie. “I met Tony’s younger brother in high school and he expressed interest in dating a girl who happened to be my cousin. Well, they hit it off, and I hung out with them a lot because they were not allowed to go on dates by themselves. I saw Tony’s picture at his house quite often, and one day I told his younger brother that when Tony came home from the service he was going to be mine. His younger brother told me I didn’t have a chance, yet when Tony came home he wanted me, naturally.”

 

“After I returned, I was waxing my car in the driveway when she showed up,” said Tony. “We got to talking, I asked her on a date and we decided to go ballroom dancing. I was 22 years old at the time and she was 18. Turns out we had a lot in common and started doing everything together – drive-in movies, ballroom dancing and family parties. Marie comes from a big family, and they hosted parties quite often. We went on double dates with our friends, cousins and siblings, too.”

 

After a year of getting to know each other and going on several dates, Tony proposed to Marie. They were married on September 10, 1950 in Garfield, N.J., with 300 people in attendance. Five years later, they welcomed the first of what would eventually be three children. Marie and Tony agree that in a marriage with children, you have to be patient and be prepared to go through things you do not like. Marie stayed home to raise the children and spent a lot of her time teaching them how to cook. Now when they meet up, the boys discuss what they cooked recently and show pictures. She also taught them how do chores and appropriate dating etiquette.

 

“Even when we raised our sons, we continued to go out on dancing dates,” said Marie. “We went ballroom dancing for many years until our son invited us to attend country line-dancing classes when we were visiting him in Cincinnati. We had such a good time we decided to find a place that taught country dancing in Florida and did not tell our son. Three months later, he invited us to attend a hoedown and was quite surprised when Tony and I tagged along at the end of several line dances. We ended up teaching his group things they didn’t know.”

 

“From that point on, we started acquiring country clothing and accessories, enough over the years that we easily fill up two closets,” said Tony. “We now know 300 country dances and even pair the footwork with music that is not country. We were on a country dance team for five years and danced six times a week at places like skilled nursing homes, festivals and car dealerships. I found that after so many years of dancing, your brain remembers all the footwork, and when a song comes on with a particular beat, your feet know exactly what to do.”

 

When asked what makes their marriage so successful, both agree that shared interests is key. In addition to dancing, the Malteses enjoy sailboat racing on Lake Ontario, watching the same programs, cooking together and more.

 

“You need to be compatible so you can do things together instead of separately,” said Tony. “It is also important to have a list of must-haves and a list of deal-breakers in your mind. If you run into a deal-breaker, do not go into a relationship with that person ignoring it or thinking you can change them. It will bother you down the road and most times you cannot change a person. This advice goes for anyone – young couples and even fellow friends at La Posada.”

 

“We all want the kind of compatibility that Tony and Marie have with our own significant others and our friends,” said Brad Cadiere, executive director of La Posada. 

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La Posada, a premier continuing care retirement community, is home to seniors as young as 65, as well as seniors who have passed the milestone of reaching their 100th birthday. Wanting to celebrate the diverse backgrounds of all of its residents, the senior living community schedules activities that speak to residents’ current interests, as well as experiences that help them reminisce. For Esther Whitely, a 101-year-old resident of La Posada, thinking back to her childhood on a 500-acre farm brings her much joy. To appeal to residents like Whitley who have a rural background, La Posada hosted a petting zoo featuring farm animals on February 19 for residents and their families. This event certainly sparked old memories and created new ones. Whitley enjoyed saying hello to the animals and getting some animal therapy time in. 

 

“I grew up in a small village in the countryside of South Carolina called Lake View,” said Whitley. “My family produced several crops on our land, such as corn. We lived in a grand home with six fireplaces and enough bedrooms for my nine siblings and me. The boys stayed on one side of the house, and the girls stayed on the other side of the house. When I was born, we were still using oil lamps, fires and candles to light up the house at night. However, when I was three years old I remember electricians came to the countryside to wire it with electricity. When they first turned on the lights, I remember gazing at the grandiose, dazzling chandelier in the foyer of our home, completely mesmerized. The foyer itself was impressive – approximately 15 feet wide and 30 feet long.”

 

The house still exists, though no one is living in it now, says Whitley. It is located fairly close to the schools that Whitley attended. At the time, her high school was newly built, and it is still operating to this day. Before cars were commonplace and a bus existed to take the kids to school, her brothers pulled her and her siblings by horse, or they walked. The family also attended a church that was the first church on the Great Wagon Road. The town has a lot of history.

 

“I loved life on our 500-acre estate. My favorite part of growing up there were the Saturday night parties,” said Whitley. “We invited all our friends in the neighborhood and everyone brought food. We would play music and all the different age groups would socialize. When I think back to all the memories we made in that house, I cannot help but smile. It is endearing that La Posada brings in the very animals I interacted with during my childhood so that we can reminisce and think back to the days that brought us so much happiness. ”

 

In addition to simulating memories, studies show that animal therapy provides physical, social and emotional benefits. Interactions with animals can increase activity levels and improve heart health. Time spent with animals increases socialization and encourages conversation. Those who participate in animal therapy also experience relief from stress, feel a sense of purpose, experience companionship and build better self-esteem.

 

“The farm-inspired zoo gives residents and their families the chance to interact with cows, emus, pigs, roosters and chickens,” said Brad Cadiere, executive director of La Posada. “Some will even sit and tenderly hold a baby bunny or baby chick. This is such a calming and heartwarming event to witness. Everything melts away, memories flood back and happiness fills their hearts. We value creating opportunities to integrate activities with animals and children into the lives of those living within our community. Together, we are all mastering The Art of Living Well®.”

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La Posada, a Kisco Senior Living community, is delighted to announce its hospitality training partnership with Forbes Travel Guide. Associates are undergoing specialized hospitality training to assist them in providing five-star service to residents, family members and anyone who steps through the door. La Posada is the second Kisco senior living community in the country to participate in this program. To signify the completion of initial training, as well as the ongoing commitment to the Forbes’ Luxury Hospitality Standards Training Program, Forbes recently presented a plaque to La Posada. The partnership helps current and future associates enhance service skills in order to elevate the resident and guest experience.

“We conduct training every day. Teams meet to discuss service standards and associates roleplay ways to handle and address situations in which they implement their learnings,” said Brad Cadiere, executive director of La Posada. “Associates feel a sense of pride and accomplishment, and residents feel like the most important part of our community as a result of this, which they are. Residents have noticed the increased focus on hospitality and have written many more feedback cards thanking us for the excellent service and care. It is amazing to take part in such an impactful initiative.”

Every current associate has undergone and will continue to participate in the training. New associates will complete a two-and-a-half-hour orientation on the training and service standards and participate in ongoing training. The integration of world-class training will sustain a culture of service excellence for years to come.

“Kisco is a pioneer in the senior living industry,” said Brian Grandbouche, senior vice president of operations for Kisco Senior Living. “We are the first senior living company to partner with Forbes Travel Guide, and The Luxury Hospitality Standards Training Program positively impacts many of the Kisco Senior Living communities. While Kisco has maintained an excellent reputation for providing quality service to seniors for more than 25 years, as we look to the future, we recognize the need to build on our already strong foundation. This program takes our service standards to the next level and empowers associates to anticipate and fulfill resident and guest needs without requiring approval or guidance from upper management. I have yet to see a senior living company take hospitality to this level.”

La Posada is the second Kisco senior living community in the nation to partner with Forbes Travel Guide. The Cardinal at North Hills, a Kisco Senior Living community located in Raleigh, was the pilot community.

“It is an honor to work with Kisco Senior Living again, this time at the La Posada community,” said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “Kisco is the very first in the senior living industry to do this kind of hospitality service training. La Posada’s dedication to providing service excellence to residents deserves praise, and we look forward to helping Kisco achieve their goals with our training services.”

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La Posada, a Kisco Senior Living community, is excited to invite its residents and members of the public to participate in a new educational program. The Wellness Speaker Series features special guests who will discuss important senior-related topics. La Posada is passionate about being a resource to seniors in the surrounding community, as well as to residents who call La Posada home. The first speaker is Scott Greenberg, CEO of ComForcare Senior Services, a private-duty, non-medical home health care agency serving Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties. Host of the radio show “Oh My God, I’m Getting Older and So Is My Mom” and author of the book by the same name, Greenberg seeks to empower seniors by sharing his knowledge in an entertaining and educational format. He will deliver a presentation highlighting many topics found in his book on November 28 at 2:00 p.m. at La Posada (11900 Taylor Drive in Palm Beach Gardens). The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

 

“We are thrilled to welcome Scott to our community later this month because we believe attendees will find his presentation both amusing and insightful,” said Brad Cadiere, executive director of La Posada. “It is not easy to discuss some of the topics that pertain to aging, but Greenberg does a delightful job presenting sometimes challenging topics with a comical twist. We are excited to open our doors to the public to share this opportunity with them as well.” 

 

Some of the subjects are difficult to talk about, so he delivers practical information in a humorous light. Greenberg resides in Jupiter and dedicates his time to helping, educating and preparing seniors – both boomers and their parents – for the possible challenges and difficulties that often accompany aging.  

 

La Posada requests that members of the public RSVP if they wish to attend. You can RSVP by contacting Michelle Cassels, community sales coordinator for La Posada, at (561) 459-5181 or emailing her at michelle.cassels@kiscosl.com.

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Senior and their families recently came together to celebrate the opening of Mallorca at La Posada, a premier Kisco Senior Living community. The new lakeside addition was named after Mallorca, an island off the coast of Spain. The event featured a ribbon cutting and remarks from Brad Cadiere, executive director of La Posada, as well as Monti Galmés, a Manacor-native who is considered a pioneer of Mallorcan Tourism for bringing quality and excellence in the amenities of his establishments.

 

Throughout the grand opening, attendees enjoyed live musical entertainment and flamenco dancers, chef-prepared culinary treats, Zumba demonstrations in the wellness center, chair massages from Woodhouse Spa, Black Jack games in the card room, balance machine demonstrations and opportunities to win raffle tickets to be put toward prizes. La Posada was thrilled to give seniors and their families a delight-filled opportunity to explore Mallorca and the rest of the community to get a taste of our approach to The Art of Living Well®.

 

Mallorca is a lakeside addition built to enhance the continuum of care and offer a greater variety of lifestyle choices. It was a part of a $35 million expansion and renovation project which recently opened. Mallorca is a new four-story building featuring 54 sophisticated apartment homes with alcove, one- and two-bedroom floor plans, equipped with full kitchens, washers and dryers, and balconies. With the addition of Mallorca, La Posada residents can now choose from a variety of floor plans, some of which offer up to 2,600 square feet and views of the lake. Residents will benefit from housekeeping services, scheduled transportation, wellness and lifestyles programing, and access to the community’s 5-star rated Health Care Center. Amenities in Mallorca include a restaurant, pub, salon and spa, fitness space and various indoor and outdoor areas to socialize.

 

“The addition of Mallorca gives current and future residents more choices when it comes to exploring life, focusing on wellness, socializing and enjoying new experiences,” said Brad Cadiere, executive director of La Posada. “Now, there is an assortment of new apartments, as well as indoor and outdoor amenities all designed to enhance the active lifestyles of all who live within our 22-acre campus. We are excited to welcome everyone out for our grand opening.”

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Senior and their families are invited to a celebration commemorating the opening of Mallorca at La Posada, a premier Kisco Senior Living community. Retirement is an adventure that awaits at the Mallorca grand opening event (11900 Taylor Drive) on October 25 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The event will feature a ribbon cutting and remarks from Brad Cadiere, executive director of La Posada, as well as Monti Galmés, a Manacor-native who is a local expert in business and tourism. He is considered a pioneer of Mallorcan Tourism for bringing quality and excellence in the amenities of his establishments, which has garnered many accolades. He received a Gold Medal in recognition of his extensive professional experience and for his promoting the positive image of Mallorca to the world around.  An RSVP is requested, and can be made by contacting Michelle Cassels, community sales coordinator of La Posada, by calling (561) 459-5181 or emailing her at michelle.cassels@kiscosl.com.

 

“At this event, attendees will receive a passport and obtain stamps each time they visit a destination within Mallorca and the La Posada campus,” said Cadiere. Throughout the self-guided journey, they will experience live musical entertainment and flamenco dancers, chef-prepared culinary treats, Zumba demonstrations in the wellness center, chair massages from Woodhouse Spa, Black Jack games in the card room, balance machine demonstrations and opportunities to win raffle tickets to be put toward prizes that we will draw for at the end of the event. We are thrilled to give seniors and their families a delight-filled opportunity to explore Mallorca and the rest of the community to get a taste of our approach to The Art of Living Well®.”

 

Mallorca is a lakeside addition built to enhance the continuum of care and offer a greater variety of lifestyle choices. It was a part of a $35 million expansion and renovation project which recently opened. Mallorca is a new four-story building featuring 54 sophisticated apartment homes with alcove, one- and two-bedroom floor plans, equipped with full kitchens, washers and dryers, and balconies. With the addition of Mallorca, La Posada residents can now choose from a variety of floor plans, some of which offer up to 2,600 square feet and views of the lake. Residents will benefit from housekeeping services, scheduled transportation, wellness and lifestyles programing, and access to the community’s 5-star rated Health Care Center. Amenities in Mallorca include a restaurant, pub, salon and spa, fitness space and various indoor and outdoor areas to socialize.

 

“The addition of Mallorca gives current and future residents more choices when it comes to exploring life, focusing on wellness, socializing and enjoying new experiences,” said Brad Cadiere, executive director of La Posada. “Now, there is an assortment of new apartments, as well as indoor and outdoor amenities all designed to enhance the active lifestyles of all who live within our 22-acre campus. We are excited to welcome everyone out for our grand opening.”

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Many people look at competitions as a way to compare their abilities with others, but one 96-year-old man in Palm Beach Gardens is only competing with himself. George Heller, a spry, active Jewish resident of La Posada (a premier senior living community) says that every time he works out or competes in wellness challenges he tries to outdo himself and beat his previous records. He always focuses on self-improvement. From daily exercise goals to NuStep Challenges to rowing competitions and race-walking marathons, Heller has set personal and public records for the last several decades. Though not a famous athlete, he is an inspiration to others around him.

 

“I have not always been a gym rat and haven’t always gone to such great lengths to take care of my body,” said Heller. “At the age of 55, I was grossly overweight from eating poorly and not being active enough. At the time, I was traveling a lot selling innovative medical supplies, many that helped cardiologists, one of which was one of first battery-operated defibrillator. As I watched other people prepare for open heart surgery, I thought to myself, ‘George that could you be you if you don’t turn your life around and create better, healthier habits for yourself.’ I began working out and eating nutritional food, and I lost 100 pounds that first year. I started with jogging, but I found that race walking was easier on the body and a better alternative for me. I trained and competed all over the world: Puerto Rico, Australia, Oregon and more. I set many records at the time, and I’ll bet you didn’t know the longest race in the Olympics is a 50K race walk.”

 

Heller decided to race walk in the New York Marathon in his late 60s and set a record for his age group. He stopped competing in the 70’s, but still views exercise as obligatory and spends one hour each day doing some form of cardio – whether cycling or using a rowing machine. Burning anywhere from 600 to 900 calories during a one-hour session, he will either ride approximately 23 miles or row approximately 5,000 meters. He discovered his love for rowing last year and has since acquired a rowing machine for his apartment, in addition to the one he uses at the La Posada wellness center. He even competed in a rowing competition run by local police. He finished with the highest record in his division. He rowed 1,000 meters in a mere seven minutes and 55.8 seconds, a new 2017 American record – a fact confirmed by authorities at Concept2. This year, he is proud of himself for completing 8,000 meters without stopping.

 

“No one is going to do the exercises for you, and you just have to find the motivation to do it,” said Heller. “For me, music helps break up the monotony. I YouTube songs that bring back all sorts of memories – Neil Diamond, Josh Grobin, Adele – you name it. Music helps me experience good feelings, happy thoughts and gives me that drive I need. The one thing I have always valued and worked toward is endurance. Having the right music and the right attitude all helps me attain endurance.”

 

In addition to rowing and cycling, Heller participates in a challenge each year that is very close to his heart. After losing his wife who lived with dementia in her final years, he sought to help raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Association by participating in the NuStep Challenge for The Longest Day. This summer in one day, he completed 11,004 steps on the NuStep in just under 100 minutes.

 

“Staying active and working out makes me feel energized and full of life,” said Heller. “My 97th birthday will be in April, and I’m shooting to live to at least 100. I come from a family with a history of poor cardiovascular health. I must be doing something right to have lived this long and maintained the ability to hit the gym. I do work out with a heart monitor, so I can make sure I stay within my zone. Being fit and healthy isn’t just about being free of diseases or physically in shape, it is about creating a situation where you can continue living the way you want to live.”

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While some people have qualms about getting older, others think aging should be celebrated because it is an opportunity that not everyone will experience. The best way to age gracefully is to stay active. Recognizing the importance of leading an enriching lifestyle during one’s senior years, the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) created National Active Aging Week in 2003. According to the ICAA, Active Aging Week challenges society’s negative expectations of aging by showing that regardless of age or health conditions, adults over 50 can live as fully as possible in all areas of life – physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, vocational and environmental. La Posada, a Kisco Senior Living community, recently presented residents with a weeklong series of events and activities and celebrated their dedication to living an active and vibrant lifestyle in recognition of Active Aging Week.  

 

“The concept of Active Aging Week ties in perfectly with La Posada’s The Art of Living Well® philosophy, which is featured in every aspect of community life and presents unique social and wellness opportunities that strengthen the mind, body and spirit,” said Brad Cadiere, executive director of La Posada. “Active aging is about more than moving the body around and attending exercise classes. There are many dimensions of wellness to engage in, and our community’s wellness director, Rick Minichino, has coordinated a beneficial event, activity or program each day for our residents.”

 

The theme of this year’s Active Aging Week was “Inspiring Wellness.” The weeklong campaign is recognized during the last week of September and wholeheartedly celebrates the positivity of aging today. La Posada residents chose from the following highlighted activities and others: a painting class, a healthy cooking demonstration, a memory and aging lecture, as well as a health fair. 

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Dorothy Weiss, a resident of La Posada, a premier senior living community, has been practicing ballroom dancing since she was 13 years old. She and her friends were inseparable, and one summer they started getting together in a finished basement to put on big band records and dance. Ballroom dancing has been an integral part of her life ever since. When she married and started a family, she and her husband would have weekly date nights to go out dancing. They took lessons together as part of an adult education program through the local elementary school. Now, Weiss is eager to pick up her weekly routine with the start of a new series of ballroom dance lessons happening on select Fridays at 1:30 p.m. at La Posada.

 

“Growing up, it meant a great deal to have a date with a boy and go to a ball in the city,” said Weiss. “All the glamorous hotels put on social dances in elaborate ballrooms and brought in popular big bands. It was the number one event we looked forward to when we were young. It’s still the highlight of my life. I am such an advocate for ballroom dancing, as I feel it lifts peoples’ spirits, provides physical and mental health benefits and brings people joy. We are so fortunate to have a truly talented and passionate dance instructor at La Posada. One day she suffered a major accident and didn’t know if she would ever walk again. Surprisingly, she began practicing dance techniques, which helped her learn to walk again. After this experience, she felt seniors would really benefit from similar exercises, so she started volunteering at our community to lead the classes.”

 

The instructor took the last year off from teaching to travel but is eager to pick up where she left off at the senior living community. Weiss encourages fellow residents to try something new, reasoning that the music will make them want to move to it. Outside of the ballroom dance classes, La Posada hosts different themed dances throughout the year, during which the community brings in male ballroom dancers for ladies who don’t have a partner. Residents and invited guests dance for hours as a big band featuring musicians play toe-tapping, arm-swinging tune after tune.

 

“My favorite dances are the Latin ones: the Cha Cha, Rumba and Merengue. I also enjoy the Fox Trot and the Waltz,” said Weiss. “I’ve always had a passion for music and dancing. There was a point in time I used a walker for rehabilitation. As I regained my strength, I listened to a Jane Fonda tape and felt like I was dancing instead of walking. I’ve always felt the music, music is the rhythm of my soul.”

 

“Ballroom dancing has many benefits for those who participate,” said Rick Minichino, wellness director at La Posada. “The class itself is uplifting and fun, and there’s a social aspect from everyone coming together to learn, practice and create memories. Ballroom dancing is a type of exercise that burns fat and strengthens bones and joints. The movements also improve muscle tone, flexibility, conditioning and endurance. The creative outlet is equally healthy for the brain, as attendees need to learn different sequences of footwork. Some residents have ballroom danced their whole lives while others are trying it out for the first time. It’s like we have our own ‘Dancing with the Stars’ group here at La Posada, and it’s inspiring to watch.”