California retirement home holds prom for its seniors

The residents of a senior living community in California once again put on their finest clothes and celebrated life at its fullest at their annual prom.

The event is a yearly tradition at the Redwoods Senior Living Community, in Marin County, but was put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic.

High schoolers from the area volunteered at the event last week, serving food and partaking in the fun with the residents.



For two residents, Grace Dammann and her partner, Audrey Hazen, the night was their opportunity to relive moments they didn’t get to have as young, queer people growing up in the 1950s.

“One time I was the queen of the prom, and I went by myself. So that was an interesting year, as a senior. I just didn’t want to ask a king,” Hazen said.

That makes this prom all the more special for the couple — a night made even more memorable when they were crowned the two prom queens.

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