Prom comes around again for these seniors

Prom comes around again for these seniors

The room was prom-ready.

There were pink, white and purple balloons. Party streamers, too. A disco ball splashed primary colors – red, green and blue – across the ceiling.

Rhonda Denet was on the microphone Friday,bringing residents at the Forest Hill Healthcare Center back to an era from their youth – with hits from Nat “King Cole,” Dinah Washington, Judy Garland and Sam Cooke.

William Godfrey, 82, was glad he wheeled himself from his room to the celebration. A resident of the Newark facility, he was hesitant to take part because, he says, his balance is a bit unsteady and he didn’t want to fall.

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