Mardi Gras Mambo

We all know Mardi Gras isn’t until next week. For some seniors, the party started earlier today.
Often times the Mardi Gras parades that roll here on the Coast can get quite crowded and loud, with not many places to sit. This isn’t always a fun time for our older population but that doesn’t mean they don’t like to party. That’s why the Boyington Health Care Center put on Mardi Gras Mambo at the Lyman Community Center today, so seniors can have a safe alternative to the usual festivities. Dancing, music, and traditional New Orleans style food were all on hand for the event. Guest and dancer Aline Taylor said, “I think it’s great for seniors. I don’t think that we have enough for seniors to do. A lot of our community centers are more youth oriented and not for seniors, so I think this is great. Anything to get people active, musical therapy, get up and move around. I think it’s wonderful.”
If you missed the fun today, a senior sweetheart dance will be held at 10 o’clock next Wednesday at the Espy Civic Center in Long Beach.

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