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5 Reasons Why Elderly Flash Mobs Rock

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.”

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By Anne-Marie Botek, AgingCare.com Editor

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9:38PM PDT on Jun 9, 2013

thanks

12:39PM PDT on Jun 8, 2013

Elder abuse is a serious issue that doesn't get the attention that it should. Thanks to Roche Bros supermarket for allowing this flash mob! Just because we're "mature" doesn't mean that we are no longer advocates! And we still like to have fun, too!

7:54PM PDT on Jun 5, 2013

Thanks 4 posting this, flash mobs are generally cool but senior flash mobs are the coolest...

7:37PM PDT on Jun 5, 2013

All flash mobs rock.

1:13PM PDT on Jun 5, 2013

Thank You for giving us this wonderful video and arcticle. I have been smiling ever since watching it. This what I call a feel good moment and shows that the elderly should not be locked away and forgotten.

6:09PM PDT on Jun 3, 2013

thanks

8:48AM PDT on Jun 3, 2013

Age doesn't matter

7:23AM PDT on Jun 3, 2013

Never heard of this "flash mob" before but what a great idea.

4:25AM PDT on Jun 2, 2013

How cool was that!! Good on em!

7:29PM PDT on Jun 1, 2013

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