They do it in costume: These senior living residents may not be out to save the world by drawing attention to a noble cause, but they sure gave their fellow community members’ a memorable Halloween surprise.
They prove that, if you have the gift of groove, age really is just a number: The Lifemark Flash Mob, unofficially dubbed the “Oldest Flash Mob in the World,” requires two things from its members: you must be at least 65-years-old and you must have a pulse, says Billie Jordan, organizer of the Lifemark flash mob, in an interview with 3News in New Zealand. Some members are deaf, some are blind, and others must sit or use a walker during their performances. But that doesn’t stop them from shaking their groove thang.
Their meanings cross boundaries, both generational and geographical: India’s first-ever elderly flash mob was organized by Bachpan after Pachpan, a student-led organization dedicated to bridging the gap between the young and the old.
Their effect is undeniably heart-melting: A group of elders in Lawrence, Kansas warmed the hearts of holiday shoppers at a local store with their touching rendition of “Last Christmas.”