HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Stylish seniors, caregivers and family members took turns on the runway Tuesday as Andrus On Hudson continued its National Nursing Home Week celebration with a fashion show.
Senior residents and staffers donned formal, casual, sportswear and genre fashions as they strolled the runway to the delight of residents and family members in the audience.
While everyone who participated seem to enjoy the flirtation with fashion modeling, the big winners were Sister Marion Bohen in first place, followed by senior resident Bill Oakman and staffer Karen Chase.
"What just happened?" Sister Marion said after hearing her name called as the first-place winner. "I spent 20 years in Indonesia (as a nun). I love to dance and I really liked being in the fashion show. I'm so surprised because i never won anything like this, ever."
Charles and Georgina Kerr of Yonkers and their 4-year-old granddaughter Emmalynne waked the runway in Western garb.
"This is our first time together in a fashion show that's for sure," Georgina Kerr said. "My husband (Charles) in from Oklahoma, so that was our fashion choice. It's all a lot of fun.
“Living the Aloha Spirit” is the 2014 theme for National Nursing Home Week, which has been celebrated since 1967 and spotlights nursing home residents and staff and encourages all to celebrate those that make a positive difference in their lives every day.
Andrus on Hudson in Hastings will be celebrating with special events each day. Sandra Sindaco, CTRS, Director of Community Life, and the Community Life Department have planned the following for the rest of the week.
Wednesday, May 14: Matters of the Heart, Opening Art Reception in the lobby and Auditorium from 3-5 pm. Refreshments will be served and artists will be on hand to talk about or sell their works. Everyone is welcome.
Thursday, May 15: Staff/Resident Trivia Competition in the First Floor Lounge at 2 p.m.
Friday, May 16: Performance by The River Singers acapella group in the Auditorium at 4:15 p.m.