School might be out but Senior Prom was back for senior citizens. On July 27th, New Neighborhoods, Inc. and The Over 60 Club presented and hosted a Senior Prom Luncheon for any and all seniors over 60 in the Fairfield County area. Over 100 seniors felt revitalized as they danced to music, ate, and enjoyed prom once again.
Vonda Pommills of New Neighborhoods, Inc. chats with two women at the Senior Prom Luncheon
The event was hosted at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Stamford from 12:00pm – 3:00pm. Guests enjoyed conversation, live music, a catered meal, dancing, and a raffle with prizes donated by local establishments. Music was performed by Frank Mastrone who serenaded the audience with 40s and 50s classics.
Singer Frank Mastrone dances with a woman
A couple dances to live music
A prom is not complete without donning a prom king and queen their crown and tiara. After the live music, Sameul Hui, a regular at The Over 60 Club, and Anita Hussan, a New Neighborhoods, Inc. resident, were chosen as king and queen of the prom. Hussan was completely shocked to receive the honor of prom queen “It’s so exciting to win prom queen!” said Hussan “I can’t wait to do a little dancing later.”
Samuel Hui and Anita Hussan awarded Prom King and Queen
Many of the seniors were eager to share their gratitude for those that helped to make the Senior Prom Luncheon a reality and express the fun they had at the event. Attendee Aletha Davis commented, “I loved the event. I especially enjoyed the music, this is my kind of music. I loved it.”
Aletha Davis (left)
“I’m so excited to see everyone here having a great time, especially all of the seniors that came out for the afternoon.” said NNI’s Director of Operations, Andrell Yarbrough, “This was a complete team effort from the NNI and The Over 60 Club staff to NNI’s amazing Tenant Advocates who helped orchestrate the event. Special thanks to everyone who donated time and items to the event. We are also looking forward to NNI’s Annual Health Fair being held on August 25th, 2016 at Martin Luther King Jr. Apartments in Stamford.”
Items were donated by St. John’s Episcopal Church, Trader Joes, The Over 60 Club, New Neighborhoods, Inc., Fantasy Love Catering & Intimate Design Company, Catholic Charities, Food Bank of Lower Fairfield, McOsker Designs, and Noëlle Spa For Beauty & Wellness, Gig Masters, and the Senior Center of Stamford.