Oak Park Arms
Dance floor at the Senior Prom in the Oak Park Arms

Seniors’ Senior Prom

Oak Park Arms

One of the most popular events at the Oak Park Arms retirement community is the annual Seniors’ Senior Prom held in late May or June. Senior citizens from Oak Park, River Forest and the surrounding towns, along with Arms’ residents, dance the night away at a themed prom night.

Ballroom Dancing at the Oak Park Arms

The evening features ballroom music, a buffet, raffles and all the prom trimmings. A live big band orchestra provides music for ballroom dancing. At the end of the night, a king and queen are crowned.

Past prom themes include:

  • A Garden Party – Special entertainment by the Freenotes, an 18-piece orchestra
  • Rock Around the Clock Sock Hop – The Falconaires Combo, with seven musicians and a vocalist, will provide the music, standards from the Big Band era
  • Cotton Club – Special entertainment and Big Band music by The Dick Elliot Band
  • Star Spangled Salute – Big band music and the Legacy Girls will perform their Andrew Sisters act
  • Evening Soiree – Special entertainment by The Ed Clark Trio
  • Through the Looking Glass – A theme based on the Lewis Carroll novel, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

The Seniors’ Senior Prom is open to the public, and admission is free. For more information call 708-386-4040.