Arts & Entertainment

Adding Life To Their Years: Seniors of Berkeley Heights Host The Roxies

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The Bridgewater Roxies performed for the Senior Citizens Club of Berkeley Heights. Credits: Bobbie Peer
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The Senior Citizens of Berkeley Heights Club chorus members rehearse and plan performances as well as line dance. Credits: Bobbie Peer
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"Hip Hop Grannies" opened the show. Credits: Bobbie Peer
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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Senior Citizens of Berkeley Heights Club were host to The Bridgewater Roxies last week at their weekly meeting at Mount Carmel Hall in Berkeley Heights.

The Roxies are a group of senior performers that participate in classes and rehearsals three days a week and perform at schools and senior centers throughout the area. 

The senior group, dressed in hip hop swag, opened with "Hip Hop Grannies" -- an energetic number choreographed with synchronized modern moves.  

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Next, the performers [in full costume change] came out and dazzled the crowd to Broadway's 'All That Jazz.'

Romana Rademacher, chairwoman of the Celebration Committee for the Senior Citizens Club of Berkeley Heights, was responsible for bringing the Roxies to the club. In addition to scheduling the events, Rademacher is part of the club's chorus and line dancing group that performs at many events throughout the year.

This group promotes staying active and invites the seniors to line dance after their weekly Tuesday Seniors Club meetings. The line dancing creates comradery, exercise and fun one step at a time while adding "life to their years!" 

About the Senior Citizens of Berkeley Heights Club: The Senior Citizens Club provides services, programs, speakers, holiday and birthday celebrations, and trips for seniors and active adults 55 and over. Their goal is to promote independence, creativity, social networking and involvement in the community. 

Many programs are offered for seniors and active adults in the Berkeley Heights community including fitness, dance, and gardening. These activities are designed to encourage older adults to stay active, healthy, and involved with other active adults in the community.

Services offered include a transportation to the community as well as medical and personal care appointments, educational and fitness programs and day trips. 

Anyone 55 years of age and older is welcome to join the club. For more information on the club, contact Joan Luciano at 908-665-9604.

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