Seniors across Arbor Terrace assisted living communities came together to strut their stuff while creating a short film titled, Dancing Through The Decades. Residents from all over New Jersey Arbor Terrace communities showcased their dance moves for the film collaboration after receiving a request for entries from the Health Care Association of New Jersey (HCANJ). The film won first place at the HCANJ competition and the excitement encouraged the group to enter their film into the Garden State Film Festival.
The Garden State Film Festival took place March 23-26, 2023 and viewers were able to enjoy Dancing Through The Decades on March 25th. The most exciting part was being able to see ourselves, our neighbors and our friends up on the big screen.
The 8 communities who collaborated on the film are:
Arbor Terrace Morris Plains
Arbor Terrace Norwood
Arbor Terrace Mountainside
Arbor Terrace Roseland
Arbor Terrace Middletown
Arbor Terrace Shrewsbury
Arbor Terrace Marlton
Arbor Terrace Mount Laurel
On the way home from the film festival, residents and engagement directors were already brainstorming new ideas and ways to increase participation in the next film. Watch the film below