Simply stated, it’s a senior prom for senior citizens. Is that cool, or what?
About 200 area seniors pack the events hall at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church from 2:00-4:00 in the afternoon leaving plenty of time for a nap before dinner. They are treated to a free meal, delicious desserts, and the magical big band tunes of the Loudoun Jazz Ensemble.
The Eight Week Wonders, a swing dance group, also performs and provides partners for those seniors who want to dance but don’t have a date. And after nearly a decade, nobody has broken a hip yet!
It’s one of the most heartwarming events I’ve ever had the privilege to attend. And as a 51 year-old member of AARP, I couldn’t help thinking about the day when I may attend as a participant. Of course, by then, I hope that the sounds of Benny Goodman will be replaced by Led Zepplin and Jimi Hendrix. Just saying.
It’s clear that the Senior Senior Prom is a wonderful example of Do it Well, Make it Fun.