Many assisted living communities and retirement living centers have changed some of their daily activities to ensure that the seniors stay healthy, and that they are enjoying their golden years. A center in Greenmount, Maryland, is doing just that, as they bring the elderly's past into their present, according to the Advocate.
The North Carroll Senior and Community Center is putting on a 1950s night, bringing back "I Love Lucy" and Elvis tunes. There will also be vintage cars on display and dancing to 50s music all night long, the media outlet reports.
"It's just very important for seniors to stay active," Patty Whitson, Community Services Supervisor at the Carroll County Bureau of Aging and Disabilities, told the news source. "Those people who just sit around are not healthy and they become depressed. It's nice to get out and see friends and laugh."
According to the Baltimore Sun, it is very important that seniors stay active, and now the baby boomers have start to reach retirement age, they are trying different activities - yoga, Tai Chi, line dancing - to keep up their active lifestyles.