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Retirement Community Stays Active, "Footloose"

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Courtesy: The Woodlands at Furman Courtesy: The Woodlands at Furman

At The Woodlands at Furman, residents are staying active by cutting a rug and making flash mob videos.

For National Senior Health and Fitness Day, about 100 residents and staff made a video to the tune of Footloose.

"Some waved shoes, some got moving and shaking," said Lifestyles Director Andrea Payment. "It keeps you healthy, and happy and moving and showing that you're just as young as everyone else."

Resident Roy Lee participated in the flash mob video this year.

"If you don't use it, you're going to lose it, and that's our body and that's what we've got to stay ahead of," Lee explained. "It was an opportunity to promote where we are and what we're doing and at the same time have fun, and comradery with the rest of our residents. It worked out well"

Last year, residents recorded a video to the song Firework.

"Because we wanted something that the residents here could relate with their grandchildren on," said Payment. It's posted on youtube, showing others that it's fun to be healthy.

These music video stars are proving age is just a number, said Samantha Eckley, Wellness Coordinator. "It doesn't matter about what age you are, you can always get active and have fun."

It's not your typical retirement community activity, but one that's sure to keep them dancing well into their golden years.

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