Spooky Senior Social … one magical night

Second 'Triple Treat' event proves fun for Yukon's active older adults

From macabre music to eerie entertainment, spider-clad Marilyn Patterson enjoys every moment of the mischievous night of fun geared just for senior citizens inside the Dale Robertson Center. (Photo by Cara Pattison)

Yukon Parks & Recreation hosted the annual “Spooky Senior Social” on Tuesday night, Oct. 24 inside the Dale Robertson Center, 1200 Lakeshore.

The special event – geared for Yukon’s active older adults – proved to be “One Magical Night” full of tricks and treats.

Attendees dressed to impress for a costume parade while enjoying entertainment provided by illusionist Keith Coast. Costume winners were the Statue of Liberty, Green with Envy and The Flash.

Spooky Senior Social sponsors were OU Health, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Yukon Vet Hospital, and Victorian Estates.

Yukon’s Dale Robertson Center provides seniors ages 55 years and above a place to experience an active lifestyle.

Lunch is served Monday through Friday and van service is available to transport participants to and from the center.

More than 35 activities are programmed weekly, including five dance classes, five physical fitness classes, trips, classes in the arts, crafts, board games, and cards.

The Spooky Senior Social was the second event in Yukon’s Halloween “Triple Treat.”

The Mummy & Son Masquerade was Oct. 23 at the Jackie Cooper Gym, 1024 E Main; and Spooksville will be 3-9 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Yukon Community Center, 2200 S Holly.

Beach babes, from left, Debbie Landers and Ellen Ashurst got plenty admiring looks in their bikini costumes at the Spooky Senior Social. (Photo by Cara Pattison)
Yukon senior programs’ exercise and dance instructor James Williams (front) alongside Lisa Stubbs (left) and Dawn Moeller (right) tap dance a nefarious number to the tune of “Thriller” for their fellow seniors. (Photo by Cara Pattison)
Linda Cocklin dressed as Ms. Liberty and Melvin “Super Grandpa” Dietz got into the Halloween spirit by wearing their favorite costumes. (Photo by Cara Pattison)
Senior Linda Coats looks nothing but fabulous in her spider costume as she enjoys a cup of green witch’s brew during the Spooky Senior Social at the Dale Robertson Center. (Photo by Cara Pattison)
Illusionist Keith Coast (left) and his volunteer assistant, Marie Thompson, add to the mystery of the evening with bewildering magic tricks. (Photo by Cara Pattison)
Fun-loving (yet peculiar) gals, from left, Charlotte Coal, Janet Combs and Susan Davis tippity-tap their toes to the tune of “When You’re Strange,” much to the delight of fellow attendees. (Photo by Cara Pattison)