These prom-goers don’t have curfews: residents from area assisted
living communities will don their finest and come together for a senior
prom at 3 p.m., May 31 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Community Center
for Health and Education, Building D, 1000 Carondelet Dr., Kansas City.
Several youth volunteers are expected to take part in the event, which
has been spearheaded by Overland Park memory care community Morningside
Place. It includes live music, dinner and plenty of dancing. It will also
feature the traditional naming of the prom king and queen.
“Encouraging friendships and social connection is an important focus
within senior living communities,” said Chasity Robinson Mwangi,
community relations director for Morningside Place and an organizer of
the occasion. “Our prom furthers this goal by bringing residents
from a number of communities together so they can get to know each other,
develop new bonds and of course have lots of fun.”
On-site media contacts during the event are Chasity Robinson Mwangi with
Morningside Place, 913-485-2337 and Ericka Beeler, St. Joseph Medical
Center, 913-221-1329. Morningside Place is operated by Anthem Memory Care.
About Anthem Memory Care
Anthem's core purpose is to protect, engage, and love people living
with memory loss and is committed to provide understanding and significance
to people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.
Anthem, based in Lake Oswego, Ore., operates and develops memory care
communities in Kansas, California, Colorado and Illinois. The company’s
About St. Joseph Medical Center
St. Joseph Medical Center is a faith-based, 274-bed hospital providing
a wide range of acute care and outpatient services. Key services include
the, Senior Care Services, St. Joseph Heart Institute, Breast Center and
Joint and Spine Institute. St. Joseph is a member of Prime Healthcare.
Prime Healthcare and its hospitals have been recognized as among the “100
Top Hospitals” in the nation 38 times and among the “15 Top
Health Systems” three times, and Prime Healthcare is the only "Top
10 Health System" west of the Mississippi. We believe that continuous,
quality of care and performance improvements are the foundation for preserving
and enhancing healthcare delivery. For more information, visit stjosephkc.com.