By Ron Matz

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore’s senior population is rapidly growing, and now one of the area’s best known providers of services for older adults is expanding its efforts.

The line dance class at the Keswick Multi-Care Center is a hit! Just ask any of the dancers.

Now Keswick is expanding its services, with a new health and wellness center coming to its north Baltimore campus.

“We really feel the new center can make a big difference in people’s lives,” said Keswick President and CEO Carmel Roques. “As a gathering place and as a hub for services, and just a wonderful place to pursue your own health and well-being as you grow older.”

The services for older adults will include getting and staying fit, and living healthy lives in their own homes.

“The main concern of seniors is of course their health,” said Executive Director Liz Briscoe. “And maintaining their homes and living independently, they are very concerned about engagement and socialization.”

Keswick’s Center for Healthy Living is currently in the design phase. It will include more than 10,000 square feet of space.

“In the center, we’re going to have spaces dedicated to opportunities for socialization and just hanging out with your friends,” said Roques. “We’ll have classroom space and we’ll have spaces for exercise. Most of the exercise will be focused on what we have now: the line dancing, the Zumba, and the yoga.”

Helping seniors step into a healthier future.

“The class at Keswick is designed primarily for an opportunity for fun and fellowship,” said line dance instructor Sheila Abrams-Jones.

Keswick says if all goes according to schedule, the new center for healthy living will open in June 2018.

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