Adult day care helps keep senior citizens active

Ninety-something-year-old Bill Herr typically needs two people to help him walk – with a walker, but he was cutting up a rug last week during Zumba class – a seated Zumba class – dancing across the room.

Theresa DiVenti and Charles Fox sat next to each other kicking their feet and raising their arms, following the lead of their Zumba instructor.

Earlier, across the room and during lunch, Dennis Forman and Peg Burgard were bantering back and forth about what each likes to do.

“She likes flirting with the boys,” Forman said about Burgard.

“I don’t have to flirt, they flirt with me,” Burgard responded.

It was a typical day at the Family and Children’s Services Medical Adult Day Care on the Harford Community College campus, where clients were participating in their first Zumba lesson.

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