Chesapeake senior citizens break out into flash mob

Posted at 6:39 PM, May 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-29 18:39:15-04

Chesapeake, Va. - About 30 senior citizens broke out into a flash mob at the Clarence V. Cuffee Community Center this afternoon. It was part of social event put on by the Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia who help seniors and adults with disabilities live independent lives.

Around 1:00 p.m., the seniors suddenly stood up in the middle of the room and danced to Pharrell Williams hit song "Happy."

Deeineennea Burton, 70, has scoliosis but still got up and danced.

""I have scoliosis but I can still get up and move around. It was kinda hard because of my back but I made it."

The even was put on to encourage seniors to live active and social lives.
"The more active you stay. the more social you are, the more you have friends around the better your lifestyle. There's plenty of studies that show that seniors that are isolated, they're depressed and they die prematurely," said Sue Stanley with Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia.

There was more than just dancing. Seniors got a chance to bowl, play horseshoes and basketball and even play poker.