NORTH CALDWELL – The theme for the 2017 Intergenerational Prom held on Thursday, April 6 was “A Knight in Paradise” and according to organizers it lived up to expectations.
All guests at West Essex Regional High School (WEHS) received Hawaiian leis to wear, and a flora centerpiece decorated each table. The senior citizens also took home photos capturing their moments in a photo booth provided.
The Intergenerational Prom is a school-initiated outreach event focusing on integrating the senior community with the school community. This year we had approximately 150 people in attendance.
In a normally quiet parlor at Bethesda’s Fox Hill, nearly 20 students, mostly women in their seventies and eighties, are sitting around square tables—iPhones, iPads, and laptops powered on and reading glasses at the ready. Fifteen-year-old Jordyn Lemer stands before them, long blond hair tucked into a white baseball cap that reads “SocialCoach” in blue letters, with the icons for YouTube, Snapchat, and Pinterest floating in a nearby speech bubble (itself the icon for iMessage).
It’s a reunion 50 years in the making for Sherry Migdail and Daniel James. They reconnected in Maryland, but this story begins in Mexico, where Sherry was friends with Daniel’s parents. News4’s Meagan Fitzgerald reports.
Not Just Art, an enrichment center for kids located in Oyster Bay, recently launched a Music Together®Generations program, in which young children and seniors jointly participate in a music-themed class.
“In this special Music Together class we expand our circle to include ‘Grandfriends,’ seniors who live in an assisted living facility,” says program director Deirdre Savino. “We encourage the children to interact with the seniors. However, seniors can be involved in whatever way they feel comfortable, same with the children,” Savino says.
NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Ernie DeBlasis, a Fairfield senior citizen, and Nadia Belverio, a junior at West Essex High School (WEHS), were named prom king and queen at the fourth-annual WEHS Intergenerational Prom that was held at the high school on Thursday.
The theme for this year’s prom was “A Knight in Paradise.” All guests received Hawaiian leis to wear, and a floral centerpiece decorated each table. Each senior citizen also took home photos that were taken in the photo booth provided.
To the editor:
At Brighton Gardens of St. Charles we know the meaning of “community.” This was shown most recently in the way we reached out to the students of St. Charles East High School. The St. Charles community has experienced the tragic loss of three students in a two-week period. These events took the otherwise quiet suburb by surprise, shaking the community to its very core.
Years before Katie Couric helped us rise and shine on the Today show, she was a lowly intern at a radio station in Arlington, Va. It was there, interning for legendary radio personality Carl Kasell, that Couric caught the broadcasting bug. She quickly abandoned radio for TV and she never looked back. Until now.
All Pat Adams wanted for her 87th birthday was the chance to meet George Clooney. Well, dreams come true: Clooney surprised her at her assisted living facility after the staff wrote to the star to inform him of Pat’s birthday wish.
George Clooney took a break from his baby preparations to give one lucky fan a very special birthday present on Sunday.
The Money Monster star paid a surprise visit to a senior living facility near his English home to wish one of the elderly residents a very happy 87th birthday.
In 1939, on the eve of World War II, Marta Broido, 27, did her part to help 650 Jews escape Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia.
Last week, she celebrated her 105th birthday at Sunrise Senior Living in Thousand Oaks.
Broido was born Marta Steiner on March 6, 1912, in central Europe. She grew up in Czechoslovakia and enjoyed a comfortable childhood in an atmosphere of knowledge and culture. Her father was a professor of language in Prague, the country’s capital.