Seniors dance to turn back the hands of time
"Oh, I've been doing it since I could stand on my daddy's shoes," Truhlar said with a grin. "It's just something I love doing."
For the past month or so Truhlar and a handful of other Windham Terrace residents have been getting to know their neighbors at the Windham Senior Center thanks to a recent collaboration among the center, Windham Terrace and the Windham Recreation Department.
"I'm absolutely thrilled with how it's all turned out so far," Haas said. "My heart warms a little when I see the (Windham Terrace) bus pull up each week."
Sell said about five Windham Terrace residents have been weekly regulars at the Thursday dance class, though others have expressed interest in giving it a try in the future.
But last month when a couple of Windham Terrace residents stopped by to check out one of the classes, they were quickly hooked.
After instructor Gail Eaton tapped the screen of her iPad, the sun-filled function room at the Windham Senior Center soon burst with the sounds of Dean Martin's "Old Bones" as Eaton led her students in a simple two-step.
Windham Terrace resident Tessie Tenczar promptly joined her, swaying her hips to the music's beat.
"Well, I'm just warming up," Tenczar informed her new friend. "This just makes you want to shake."
"It's not only fun for them," Brislin said. "It brings back many fond memories."
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