Nestled in the quiet town of Mill Valley, CA, a group of residents from the Redwoods senior community are turning their hearing aids up to 11 and challenging the assumption that aging adults aren’t “hip” or “with it” these days. Check out this article from the San Francisco Chronicle to learn more.
“Rock the Ages” is a rock ‘n’ roll senior chorus that’s selling out local venues like the Mill Valley’s historic Sweetwater Music Hall and opening for bands like Huey Lewis and the News. The residents perform a wide variety of songs ranging from the Rollings Stones, Grateful Dead and even the Pussycat Dolls’ “Don't Cha [wish your girlfriend was a freak like me].”
“It is hard work. I am working very hard on the new song I have. We have to memorize everything,” said Cynthia Scollon, one of the group’s youngest members at 79. Scollon didn’t balk when asked her age. “We’re not ashamed of being old. We’re quite proud of it.”