“Senior” Prom Takes on New Meaning at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital


It is prom season and at a facility in north Baltimore, “senior” prom is taking on a whole new meaning. Residents of Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital will dance the afternoon away at an Art deco, emerald green and gold, Great Gatsby-themed prom on May 29. 

Resident participants have shared they are excited to be going back to prom. Many are also digging up photos from their high school proms to be shared at the event. All prom participants will don a proper corsage or boutonnière. This is the first prom to be held in years after a break during the pandemic. 

“We’ve strived over the last year to bring unique experiences back to our residents; we wanted to give them something more, not just the average social gatherings,” says Amanda Wittlesberger, recreational manager.

Levindale is going all-in on the Gatsby theme with a professional stager who plans to drape the walls and include extravagant details. Residents will also dine on fancy hors d’oeuvres served with sparkling apple cider in champagne glasses. For entertainment, there will be professional ballroom dancers performing solo numbers and accompanying residents as they groove to nostalgic and classic oldies.

The media are invited to take pictures and talk with staff and residents.

When:  Wednesday May 29, 2024, 1:30-3:30pm

Where: 2434 W Belvedere Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215

About Levindale: Levindale is a unique facility that offers several types of care, including a long-term residential facility, sub-acute rehabilitation and a specialty hospital, which includes a high-intensity care unit and a nationally accredited in-patient acute rehab unit. Levindale is a 330-licensed-bed facility offering complex medical care to help patients regain function and vitality after a life-altering illness or injury.

Contact: Theo Hayes: 443-425-6324, thayes3@lifebridgehealth.org