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Dementia has never affected so many people in such a devastating way and tomorrow, Uniting Big Move is bringing together a wild crowd to launch Seniors Week and compete for the Guinness World Record of group macarena.

It’s an official attempt to have the largest ever group dancing the Macarena, showcasing the importance of movement in tackling dementia.

The current GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS for the largest group to ever perform the Macarena is 2,219 people  – a record currently held by Eggbuckland Community college in Plymouth, set on 7 July 2011.  Uniting keen to get your help to exceed this number, with the participants coming together in the Sydney Opera House Forecourt at 12.00 noon.

Starts at 60 will be Live streaming the event on Facebook from 12pm and Uniting’s big move invite you all to participate across NSW and ACT at a number of other locations too.

Someone in Australia is diagnosed with dementia every six minutes, which means that over 1.2 million Australians including loved ones and friends are involved in caring for someone with dementia. By 2025 an estimated 400,000 people will be caring for someone with dementia. One of the most proven ways to slow the onset of dementia and improve symptoms is through exercise and movement.

The big event will be held in the Opera House Forecourt..

Uniting Big Move 2016

30 March 2016   12:00 noon

Sydney Opera House Forecourt


Event details here


Other events will be held nationwide 

  • Orange: 10.30am, Orange Function Centre, 18 Eyles Street, Orange
  • Goonellabah: 10.30am, Uniting Caroona Complex, 65 – 101 Rous Road, Goonellabah
  • Shellharbour: 10.30am, Stockland Shellharbour, 211 Lake Entrance Road, Shellharbour
  • Nowra: 10.30am, Stockland Nowra, 32-60 East Street, Nowra

Which event could you consider attending?

Or don’t forget to watch it online on our Facebook page at noon AEDST.

Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

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