Mandurah seniors work out to support Alzheimer's, raise more than $3300

Dancing for a cause: The Mandurah Seniors and Community Centre recently teamed up with Zumba Gold to host a fundraiser for Alzheimer's WA. Photo: Supplied.
Dancing for a cause: The Mandurah Seniors and Community Centre recently teamed up with Zumba Gold to host a fundraiser for Alzheimer's WA. Photo: Supplied.

The Mandurah Seniors and Community Centre recently teamed up with Zumba Gold to host a fundraiser for Alzheimer's WA.

More than 50 participants came from as far as Perth and Bunbury to join in the Zumba Gold class - a modified form of the dance craze, Zumba, designed for those that have had a few extra birthdays.

Teresa Tansell, who has been a Zumba Gold instructor in Mandurah for almost 10 years, joined an active cohort of fellow instructors and a bunch of volunteers to lead the session.

The event raised more than $3300 to support Alzheimer's WA and one lucky winner even walked away with a $500 Harvey Norman voucher. After the 90-minute workout, participants enjoyed lunch together at a local restaurant.

Everyone had fun and came away a little healthier, fitter and less likely to develop Alzheimer's themselves, by having taken part.

There is no specific cause or cure for Alzheimer's, but being active can help to try and prevent developing the neurodegenerative disease.

Zumba Gold is a fun way to stay healthy, keep moving and spend some happy time dancing with others.

If you are interested in trying a Zumba Gold class, there are a number held in the Peel region each week. For more information, contact Teresa on 0458 131 271.

Organisers would like to thank all the volunteers and the Mandurah Seniors and Community Centre coordinator for their help.