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ADAKC's Senior Prom

by Vaun Thygerson
Contributing writer and mother of three

Senior Prom King Dan Schaffer, with his mother Marian Schaffer, and Kern County royalty Paikea Coda, Young Miss Kern County 2020, JamieLynn Coda, Mrs. Kern County 2020, and Tiara King, Ms. Kern County 2020 at ADAKC's Heart Never Forgets Senior Prom. Photo Courtesy Janelle Capra†
Dan Schaffer, along with his mother, Marian Schaffer, and Stan and Debra Brown were recently crowned Prom King and Queen at the Alzheimer’s Disease Association of Kern County’s (ADAKC) Senior Prom with the theme, The Heart Never Forgets. The night included a lot of dancing, Coca-Cola floats, a yummy dinner, corsages, and boutonnieres, while making many special memories. In fact, this dance was such a success that ADAKC’s executive director, Janelle Capra, says they’ll be planning another one just like it next year. 

“Our first-ever senior Prom presented by Lazzerini Family Foundation was a great success,” says Capra. “Watching families of all ages come together on the dance floor was so magical. I can’t wait to do it again in 2020!” 

With the DJ playing hits from the 40s, 50s, and 60s, families were transported back in time and many older dancers were teaching the younger ones the dances popular from their generation. 

“The energy in the room was unlike anything I have ever seen before. With every song played you could see seniors shake, rattle, and roll in wheelchairs, canes, or on two feet. Everyone who participated in Senior Prom 2019 entered the room with curiosity but left smiling,” says Becca Montoya, marketing manager at ADAKC. 

For a glimpse into the night’s festivities, check out the photos on ADAKC’s Facebook Page. To learn more about its services, please visit www.adakc.org.

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