Prom for Senior…Citizens

“You will enjoy doing something different this coming weekend.”

Direct from my alma mater’s hometown, it’s a prom…for all kinds of seniors. Both high schoolers and older adults were invited to last month’s 2015 Tompkins County Intergenerational Prom. Students from Cornell University and Ithaca College run the organization, Project Generations, which hosted the event. I really love the idea of activities that bring multiple generations together. We can learn a lot from people at different life stages.

Here’s a blast from the past. I found this lurking in the back of my closet.

My prom dress!

My prom dress!

For my senior prom, I had a fun time going with one of my good friends, Jamie. Official apology here: Sorry I ruined our photos because I didn’t really smile. (I was trying to hide my braces.)

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  1. What a nice event. Then again, when I’m a senior citizen, I doubt I’ll be any more eager to attend the prom than I was as a high schooler. That whole introvert thing. But I did at least go to prom once, just to say I did. :)

  2. Romelle Broas says

    The seniors’ prom is a lovely idea. It would be great for those who never got to go to their prom or for those who want to go again with a new love. I bet you still fit in your prom dress, Jennifer. :)

    • Jennifer J. Chow says

      Haven’t tried to fit back into it yet, Romelle. I keep looking at it and thinking, “Um, did I really choose that dress to wear?”

  3. Like you I believe that we have so much to learn from people from all ages. I like events (and books!) that mix all ages. This seniors’ prom is a very cool idea. And I love your dress. You know that we don’t have proms in France, so I have lived them through my children’s eyes and experiences. Lovely post, Jennifer.

    • Jennifer J. Chow says

      Thanks for stopping by, Evelyne. If you didn’t get a prom in France, apparently it’s not too late to go to one here in the U.S.!

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