A group of local line dancers, The Good Times Girls, donned their Easter bonnets, packed candy for the residents, put on their dancing shoes and headed up to the Legacy in Trinidad to spread a little joy to the nursing home residents last week.
The group of dancers has been spreading joy at various places locally through dance for “at least” 10 years, according to a group member.
The group started dancing at different locations locally because it wanted to give something back to the community, said Penny Saeedi, a member of the group.
Last year, before COVID-19, the group danced at the nursing home and took valentines for all the residents, she said. She also said that sometimes the group can get the residents to join in on the dancing.
“The residents love [for] us to come,” said Saeedi. “I don’t think they can have as many activities as the residents would like, so they really enjoy it.”
The group danced in the parking lot in front of the windows so that the residents could be safe while watching the performance.
Before the pandemic the group had between 12 and 15 members, but during the pandemic the group has about eight.
The group meets at the La Confederacion Lodge on State Highway 12 in Jansen on Wednesday afternoons between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. A representative of the group said that they normally welcome everyone to join but that it has to watch its numbers during the pandemic.