SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When the cheerleading squad from Auburn's Placer High hits the dance floor on Valentine's Day afternoon, it won't be in the school gym. Its members will be celebrating with residents and guests of Emeritus at Emerald Hills, a senior living community. The public is invited to its Valentine's Day Dance at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, at the community at 11550 Education St., Auburn, Calif.
Admission is free. The festivities include a chocolate fondue and chocolate and wine-tastings as well as prize drawings. At 5 p.m., dinner will be offered for a $12 fee. A portion of the dinner proceeds will go toward the Walk to End Alzheimer's, a fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association.
"On the day that celebrates love and friendship, we're delighted that the generations are coming together to share this special occasion," said Mary Ann Peterson, executive director of Emeritus at Emerald Hills. She noted the party decorations have been made by first-graders at Bowman Charter School and fourth-graders at Skyridge School, both in Auburn.
The event begins early for the community's female residents, who will don their finery for glamour photo shots at 1 p.m. At 3:30 p.m., music from the 1940s and 50s will begin so the dancers can take the floor.
"This occasion is not only for our residents," Peterson said. "We invite people in the greater community to join us for fun and friendship that benefit a good cause."
Reservations are requested; to make a reservation or for more information, call 530-888-8847.
Emeritus at Emerald Hills offers retirement and assisted living and the Join Their Journey program to care for people with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other memory-impairing diseases.
About Emeritus Senior Living
Emeritus Senior Living is the nation's largest assisted living and memory care provider, with the ability to serve nearly 50,000 residents. Thirty-thousand employees support more than 470 communities throughout 44 states. Emeritus offers the spectrum of senior residential choices, care options and life enrichment programs that fulfill individual needs and promote purposeful living throughout the aging process. Its experts provide insights on senior living, care, brain health and caregiving at www.Emeritus.com. Emeritus is based in Seattle, Wash. Emeritus' common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ESC.