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Seniors to swing into spring

While many older residents attend the snowball as a way to escape their apartment or for a change of pace, Henry said she frequently sees different scenery.

"I'm able to get out a lot. I still drive myself places, not too far, but within reason like to the store or something," said Henry, who encourages her fellow residents to check out the dance.

This year's evening features a spring chicken and ham buffet dinner, family-friendly activities, dancing and music from a DJ. Dancers from Saratoga Savoy Dance Center will also perform a swing dance routine and demonstration.

Carol Rathbun travels from Ballston Spa each year to attend the dance with her husband, son and daughter-in-law. She said her mother lived on the Wesley campus for six or seven years before passing away but the community still holds a special place in her heart.

"When my mother was there I had a puppy and started going to do therapy with it; let the residents pet a dog and interact with it and they really seem to enjoy it," said Rathbun. "It's nice to see them smile."

Rathbun said the dance is a valuable event for both residents and the public, as it brings them together and gives them a chance to let loose.

"It's definitely something I'd like when I get to that age. It's wonderful watching these people get up there, dance and have a good time," said Rathbun.

Tickets are available for $15 per person or two tickets for $25. Limited seating is available and reservations are required. To reserve tickets, call 691-1565 by Tuesday, March 23.

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