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    Resident of The Stayton Discovers Love of Line Dancing

    July is Dance Appreciation Month, and as we celebrate the art of dance, one local woman is reflecting on how her recent hobby of line dancing has improved both her body and her mind. Kay Smith, resident of The Stayton at Museum Way, started taking line dancing back in February when she moved to the community.

    “I am thoroughly enjoying line dancing,” said Smith. “Our classes are growing more and more every week as more people are interested in trying it. It’s great for the body and the mind. It increases your heart rate, and you don’t even know it because you’re moving all the time. Thinking quick and being aware of the steps improves your mind. It’s great exercise.”

    The class has been Smith’s first experience with dancing since she did ballroom dancing with her husband more than 25 years ago. On top of the health benefits of line dancing, Smith has really enjoyed the camaraderie with the other people in the class.

    “The rhythm, the stimulation, being with others and learning new things make line dancing so appealing,” said Smith. “There’s always room for improvement.”

    At 92, Smith does not shy away from a challenge. On top of her weekly line dancing class, Smith enjoys attending the other fitness classes at The Stayton. She has taken water exercise, core and strength, chair yoga, floor yoga and other classes.

    “I am so encouraged by Smith’s involvement in our line dance class and all of the fitness classes we offer,” said Amy Janak, Lifestyles Director at The Stayton. “She is a great example of someone who stays active and takes advantage and makes the most of new opportunities. Seeing the smile on her face while she line dances is truly amazing to witness.”

    Dance Appreciation Month is a celebration of the art of dance. It is an initiative that encourages all people, both young and old, to move. People are encouraged to come together and express themselves through dance.


    Located in Fort Worth’s Cultural District, The Stayton at Museum Way is an 11-story, three building community featuring 188 independent living residences with a variety of spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. In addition to resort-style independent living, The Stayton provides onsite assisted living, memory support, and private skilled nursing for life care residents and others in the community.

    The Stayton at Museum Way, a Masterpiece Living® community, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit senior living community sponsored by Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC), a Texas-based nonprofit organization that sponsors sister communities The Buckingham in Houston, Edgemere in Dallas, Querencia at Barton Creek in Austin, Mirador in Corpus Christi and The Barrington of Carmel in Indianapolis. For information call (817) 439-6936 or visit www.thestayton.com.
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