"Senior" Prom Brings Together the Most Seasoned of Partiers

"Senior" Prom Brings Together the Most Seasoned of Partiers

05-23-2019

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 website is AnthemMemoryCare.com.

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.

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