An exhilarating celebration of Bob Fosse’s iconic choreography was witnessed by nearly 60 local seniors on Sunday, May 22, 2022 when a group of residents from Silvergate Rancho Bernardo — the area’s newest luxury retirement community – attended a community outing to see “Dancin,’” a raucous and lively adaptation of the famed dance man’s hit Broadway musical.
“We’re delighted that Silvergate chose The Old Globe as one of its springtime destinations,” said Llewellyn Crain, Director of Philanthropy for The Old Globe who spoke to the crowd about why The Old Globe is a San Diego treasure. “For seniors who want to get out and enjoy a spectacular production at the theater, Silvergate picked the ideal show because “Dancin’” features an eclectic score of musical genres and showcases an extraordinary cast of Broadway’s most accomplished dancers. This production is the quintessential Broadway experience for Fosse fans and they’ve seen it in San Diego’s finest theater.”
Residents arrived at Balboa Park early for a catered luncheon in the Craig Noel Garden, the outdoor lower courtyard adjacent to the Old Globe, named for the founding director of The Globe. Opening remarks were given by David Petree, Chief Executive Officer of Americare, the parent company of the Silvergate senior living communities.
“We’re proud to be here today with our residents to celebrate one of theater’s greatest art forms…dance!” said Petree, who shared with the group that the musical number “Sing, Sing” was one of his favorite dance numbers in the show. “We strongly believe in supporting the arts and knew that our residents would be clamoring to see this wonderful show. This theater experience is just one example of the high-quality activity programming our communities continue to offer every year.”
The afternoon was filled with laughing, cheering and exuberant clapping as residents and staff enjoyed each other’s company while watching the dancers glide, stomp and pirouette across the stage. “I loved having the opportunity to go The Old Globe for this incredible dance production”, said Virginia Spinelli who moved into Silvergate in April of this year. “It was wonderful to attend the show in Silvergate’s luxury coach along with all my friends here. With so many outings and activities offered at the community, I tend to keep a busy schedule. I’m so glad to be here to enjoy all that Silvergate has to offer.”
Events and Activities Roster Full Of New Destinations At Silvergate
The senior living community’s Activities Team continually dreams up a long list of creative and unique trips for residents to enjoy that they might not undertake on their own. “We are always thrilled to take residents out to these high-profile events,” said Trixie Prince, Activities Director for Silvergate Rancho Bernardo. “Our philosophy is that independent living comes from a truly active lifestyle filled with plenty of fun and exciting things to do and going places you probably wouldn’t go while you’re living at home alone. Here at Silvergate, the toughest choice is simply which events to say ‘yes’ to.”
Next up on Silvergate’s event line-up are a June outing to the San Diego Padres game, a trip to the Lamb Players Theater in Coronado also in June, a visit to the North Coast Rep Theater to see “The Remarkable Mr. Holmes” in July, a visit to the San Diego Civic Theater in August to see the “Lion King” and an excursion to the Moonlight Theater in Vista to see the production “Kinky Boots” in September.
Learn More About Silvergate’s Events & Activities Roster
With new activities showing up on the calendar every month, visitors are welcome to tour the community and pick up a sample Activities Calendar to check out all of the upcoming events at Silvergate Rancho Bernardo. The community is now scheduling virtual and private in-person tours of its apartment homes and 11-acre campus. For information, call Pam Rundle at (858) 451-1100. General information about the independent living, assisted living and memory care accommodations at Silvergate can be found at SilvergateRR.com/RB. Silvergate is located at 16061 Avenida Venusto, San Diego, CA 92128.