Nursing Home Holds Sweetheart Dance for Senior Residents
The seniors at one nursing home had a ball Sunday night. The nursing home holds the annual Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dance,
complete with a singer and dance floor for residents and their families. The residents and guests were served filet minon on tables topped with red tablecloths and candy hearts.
A local dance group whose members are 55 years old or older danced at the event. A former member of that group, now resident of the home said the Sweetheart Dance was a good experience for the residents who don’t normally participate in activities.
“A lot of the residents go to sleep at 6 p.m., but they’re staying up late tonight,” she said. Another resident, who was joined by her son and his wife, said she was having a great Valentine’s Day.
In the time leading up to the event, residents voted for a king and
queen of the dance. The winners, who were voted for independently of
each other, happened to be husband and wife. The couple looked at each other with
excitement when their names were announced. They were crowned, draped
with capes, and led to two yellow thrones. The "king" sang along with the singer at the event, as he serenaded them with love
Their daughter, shared a dance with her
father. She said it was “extremely touching” that her parents, who have
a wedding anniversary coming up in just a few weeks, were voted king
and queen.The couple has been married nearly 70 years. For more, read the story.
Robert W. Carter,
Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to
protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted
living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg,
Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.
Posted on Mon, February 15, 2010
by Kristie Pierce