Nine Decades of Love at the Fillmore Silver Spring

The music venue hosts a group of 90-year-olds for a Valentine’s Day dance that proves love is timeless.

By: Tanya Pai

Photograph by Pat Ryan.

Slideshow: Fillmore Silver Spring Valentine’s Day Dance 

De Beers might say diamonds are forever, but love itself is just as ageless. To celebrate that idea, the Fillmore Silver Spring yesterday hosted a Valentine’s Day dance for 90-year-old community members from the campus of Charles E. Smith Life Communities in Rockville, Maryland. More than 100 people attended the event—90 percent of them women—and hit the dance floor to the tunes of live swing and jazz band Night and Day.

“One woman said this was the first time she had danced since her husband passed away two years ago,” says one of the event’s organizers, Anne Schroeder Mullins. The Fillmore plans to make the dance an annual occurrence.

Check out the slideshow for pictures of the event.