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VIDEO: Nacogdoches nursing home residents get their groove on at 'Senior Prom'

Some guests didn’t miss a dance to swing, country and rock and roll. (Source: KTRE Staff) Some guests didn’t miss a dance to swing, country and rock and roll. (Source: KTRE Staff)
Smiles were brought to assisted living residents from four facilities in Nacogdoches at a Senior Prom. (Source: KTRE Staff) Smiles were brought to assisted living residents from four facilities in Nacogdoches at a Senior Prom. (Source: KTRE Staff)
A Wild Wild West Senior Prom in Nacogdoches provided an afternoon of dancing. (Source: KTRE Staff) A Wild Wild West Senior Prom in Nacogdoches provided an afternoon of dancing. (Source: KTRE Staff)
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

A senior “Senior Prom” gave Nacogdoches residents from four nursing facilities a glimpse back to the 1950s.

The “Wild, Wild West” party brought classic rock and roll, swing, and country music to the stage. Smiles were abundant. Dancers proved a dance-floor twirl can be done sitting down. The same goes with The Twist. Wheel chairs and disabilities were forgotten.

"This is the first one in Nacogdoches. We held one last year in Lufkin for Lufkin and Nac,” said Johnnie Perry, the co-host of the Senior Prom at Americare. “And many came in the door and said, 'I never got to go to my prom. Ever. And I don't get to dance.' They dance from the time they get here, 'til they leave."
The special outing at Liberty Hall in Downtown Nacogdoches was sponsored by home healths, hospices, ambulance services, and hospitals. Health providers say the outings lift residents' spirits.

Watch the attached video to see that one is never too old to do The Twist.

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