Nursing Home Prom

Nursing Home Prom invitation. (Photo by/Sarah Nordberg)

Nursing Home Prom invitation.
(Photo by/Sarah Nordberg)

By: Sarah Nordberg

On March 21, the National Honor Society (NHS) will be hosting a Nursing Home Prom at the Golden Living Center on Pleasant Street.

The prom will give members an opportunity to earn community service hours in a fun atmosphere. It will also provide residents of the nursing home an opportunity to invite their families for an afternoon of music, food and dancing.

There will be a disc jockey to play music and coordinate trivia games. The dining room will be decorated like a high school prom, and pastries are provided by the Attleboro High School (AHS) Culinary Department.

Members of the AHS chapter of the National Honor Society are volunteering. NHS members must complete 40 hours of community service prior to induction and 20 more between induction and the April before graduation.

The National Honor Society hosts events throughout the year that serve the community and give members an opportunity to gain service hours.

NHS treasurer and AHS senior Chelsey Sabilla said, “I think that this is a fun event to hold for the senior citizens and for the volunteers. It is nice that we get to socialize and dance with them so that we can make connections with these members of the community. It’s also a different volunteer opportunity from the ones that are usually offered, which is nice.”

Volunteers are also excited about the event. AHS senior Haley Bishop said, “I’m glad that we are having the event. It will be a lot of fun and an opportunity for those at the nursing home to re-live their high-school days.”

AHS senior Alexa McCue feels who feels similarly, said, “I think it’s great that we are helping the elderly have something to look forward to; as a senior in high school I know how exciting a prom can be and I’m happy we can give these people that same feeling again.”