Senior Dancing at Oak Park Arms

Oak Park Arms Celebrates 41st Senior Prom

Dominga Coronado, Oak Park Arms leasing coordinator, places the crown on Marge Schwarz, as Moses Williams, Executive Director, and Prom King Don Sundstrom look on during Oak Parks Arms’ 41st annual Seniors’ Senior Prom held Friday, June 16, 2023, in Oak Park

Senior citizens danced the night away at the 41st Seniors’ Senior Prom on Friday, June 16, 2023, at the Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Avenue. The prom was an annual tradition for 40 years before being cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year marks the 41st prom and the first prom since 2019.

A highlight of the event was the crowning of the 2023 king and queen – Don Sundstrom and Marge Schwarz. Each year the king and queen are elected by the residents. A special dance took place featuring all the kings and queens, past and present.

“Prom is always a hit, and we love bringing people together for music and dancing in our historic ballroom. Prom was a cherished part of our senior community here at the Arms and beyond in the Oak Park River Forest community. We’re so happy to have seniors on the dance floor at prom again.”

Renee Steingard, director leasing and resident engagement at the Oak Park Arms.

Live music was provided by Swing Set, an 18-piece orchestra that plays music from 1940s through the 1960s and selections from The Beatles, Steely Dan, and other contemporary groups.

Oak Park Arms Senior Living is a rental retirement community which provides senior housing in the form of senior independent living and assisted living apartments. Additional services include respite care and an award-winning adult day care program. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

The Oak Park Arms is located at 408 S. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park. For more information, call 708-386-4040.

Photos from Seniors’ Senior Prom