Red Bank, NJ – No matter the state of your bones, joints, and muscles, dancing remains one of the best exercises to tone muscles, boost energy, and increase flexibility for seniors. Besides being fun, it offers a range of benefits—physically, mentally, and socially.

“Dancing is a fun way to exercise, it offers many health benefits for people of any age,” says Anthony Costa, M.D., board certified orthopedic surgeon affiliated with Riverview Medical Center. “Besides being a good form of exercise and having a truly positive impact on our health, with minimal impact on our joints.  Also a recent study actually showed that it also makes us smarter by remembering the dance steps, thus exercising the brain.”


The U.S. National Institutes of Health says the health benefits of dancing could include: better muscle tone, improved flexibility, improved heart strength, and improved lung function. The benefits of dancing go well beyond heart health and physical fitness. Dancing, especially group dance activities, provides opportunities for seniors to be socially and mentally engaged as well.

Join Dr. Costa on Saturday, March 8 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Middletown Arts Center located on 36 Church Street, Middletown, NJ for the second  “This Joint is Jumpin’” jazz brunch and dance, presented by Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital.

The event will feature live jazz and swing music, brunch, and dance instruction from performers and instructors from the Middletown Arts Center.

The event is free but registration is required by calling (800) 560-9990 or visiting