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  • Writer's pictureLottie Maguire

Why it’s important to have adult opportunities in the local community

Updated: Sep 19, 2022

The lack of extra-curricular opportunities for disabled adults is a crisis. But Spectrum has been tackling the issue by running adult movers sessions for people in the Beds and Bucks area. Here are our reasons why it’s important to provide adult opportunities for disabled people.

  1. It’s therapeutic and keeps people active and happy The session ‘Adult Movers’ helps disabled adults get exercise in a fun and safe environment. The sessions involve dancing to fun, catchy songs but we do offer moments to rest and to have a drink. After an hour of fun and exercise, your body will end up feeling full of energy.

  2. It gives you a chance to meet new people Not only do the sessions allow you to get some exercise, but they give members a chance to befriend people from all walks of life who are there have some fun for an hour, just like you!

  3. They build self-esteem and increase members’ confidence Spectrum Community Arts’ aims are to build and develop self-esteem whilst providing a safe-space for people to grow as performers. The leaders constantly praise the participants’ dance moves and always make them feel like they are a part of their team. The sessions allow people to express themselves in a creative way, which helps build communication skills and increase their confidence as they perform at the annual showcase.

Adult Movers sessions take place at Vandyke Upper School on Tuesdays evenings from 7 - 8 pm.

The sessions are run by Poppy and they cost £8.

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