Local Senior Citizens, SJU Students to Share Thanksgiving

Monday, November 10, 2008

What: Students will host neighbors from local senior centers during Saint Joseph's University's 32nd annual Thanksgiving Dinner Dance.

When: Thursday, November 13, 2008 5-8 p.m.

Where: Saint Joseph's University Simpson Hall Entrance from Cardinal Avenue Parking Lot

Who: Approximately 150 students and nearly 200 area senior citizens will share a Thanksgiving meal and an evening of dancing in what has become one of Saint Joseph's University's landmark November events. The seniors and students will dine on traditional Thanksgiving menu items such as turkey, potatoes, and cranberries, and will dance to music ranging from Motown to big band.            Highlight: "The Thanksgiving Dinner Dance raises awareness of an often neglected and overlooked community," said Beth Ford, a Campus Ministry staff member and one of the organizers of the event. "The evening is a reminder of the value that lies in honoring our elders. It challenges all of us to reevaluate our preconceived notions of those who are elderly and realize how valuable they truly are."

The guests will travel to Saint Joseph's from senior centers around the area, including the Philadelphia and North Broad Senior Centers, Park Towers and Wynnefield Senior Citizens Club.

Media Contact

Jeffrey Martin, Office of University Communications, 610-660-3223, jeffrey.martin@sju.edu

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