Seniors shimmied and shook during "Senior Sweetheart Dance"

Submitted by abnaz on February 14, 2012 - 12:27am

Rocky Hernandez and the OBG Band rocked the Plaza Del Rey Ballroom & Bingo Hall during the District 1 "Senior Sweetheart Dance" on Tuesday.

At least 130 seniors from the Kenwood Community Center, Sacred Heart Church and other District 1 Senior Services nutrition centers joined Councilman Diego Bernal and his staff for the event. Members of the Edison and Los Angeles Heights neighborhood associations and other groups participated, as well.

Seniors dined on the chicken and chicken tofu wings lunch that Augie’s Barbed Wire Smokehouse and Green Vegetarian Cuisine restaurants donated, when they weren’t dancing to oldies rock-and-roll and old school rhythm and blues.

“It’s all about the romance,” Bernal said.

At the event, participants also learned about senior services offered by the San Antonio Water System, City Public Service, VIA, WellMed, and the San Antonio Food Bank. 

See a complete set of photos from the seniors dance below.