Last Saturday was a night of nostalgia for our Residents as they were treated to a Vintage Valentine’s Dance sponsored by our Home’s AJJ.
The auditorium was transformed into a 1950’s nightclub with old record album covers and LP’s hung on the walls, a reservation desk complete with a black rotary phone and even a large jukebox that was resurrected from the Home’s basement. And what 50’s nightclub would be complete without a cigarette girl in her red dress, pillbox hat and neck strap tray filled with candy cigarettes? (Our own Activities Assistant, Monica.)
Quite a few Residents came dressed in 1950’s style wearing saddle shoes, cardigans and poodle skirts, hand sewn by our creative ladies in Arts & Crafts. The highlight of the evening, though, was the three-piece band that performed foot stompin’, honky tonk/rock n’ roll tunes. Residents that couldn’t make it to the dance floor were seen with toes a tappin’ and singing along to many familiar songs of that era. Slow dancing songs were popular too, with couples swaying on the dance floor, perhaps remembering similar dances from their younger days.
Each of the ladies attending received a heart shaped locket as a favor and a Valentine card for the men. You can be certain this will be an event that our Residents and our Home will be talking about for a very long time.