Community Care ready to dance into summer

Community Care is thrilled to be continuing our collaboration with Moonhorse Dance Theatre on several upcoming events for seniors.  We’ve called the series “Dance into Summer” and the last offering will be held on the lawn of Macaulay Heritage Park in Picton.

Moonhorse Dance Theatre was established in 1996 as a home for the dance projects of performer, curator and Artistic Director Claudia Moore. From the company’s inception until 2006, Moore created a unique body of dance theatre, with 1998’s wishes winning the Dora Award for Outstanding New Choreography.

Movement rooted in African Dance, is an online event for seniors. Lua Shayenne, from Moonhorse Dance Theatre faculty, will lead the class on Monday, May 16th at 1pm on zoom.  Lua provides an experience of movement rooted in African dance aesthetics.  Through grounded movement inspired by West African dances, she says “we will explore Breath, Ground, and Inner Rhythm.”

Lua’s artistic language draws on the oral tradition of her African ancestry where narrative is a source of wisdom and shapes humanity’s sense of purpose and place. ViVa La DaNZa with Caitlan Maggs, from Moonhorse Dance Theatre faculty, will be held on Monday, May 30th at 1pm by Zoom.  Caitlan’s ViVa La DaNZa includes a warm-up and a cool down and, in between, a lot of fun moving and dancing to Latin and African songs.

You will develop flexibility, coordination, cardio, rhythm, grace, and JOY!  Fun guaranteed. Each workshop offers the many benefits of dance to your health and well-being.  Community Care is able to offer these classes with faculty from Moonhorse Dance Theatre at no cost.  A membership in the active living programs is preferred and is at the low, one-time cost of $25.00/year.  To register for these free events, call 613-476-7493.

Watch this column or the Activity Calendar on our website at for the other upcoming classes with faculty from Moonhorse.

Curbside pick up meal for seniors on Thursday, May 26 Community Care continues the monthly curbside pick-up of meals on Thursday, May 26th. Chef Bill Grieve of Wheelhouse and Occasions catering is preparing a scrumptious meal of homemade soup, stuffed breast of chicken, rice, vegetables, bread and apple pie for dessert.  The cost is only $15.00/meal and seniors 60+ can order by calling the Community Care office at 613-476-7493.

-Debbie MacDonald Moynes