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"I'm 80 years old so I try to make it [to KCCOA events] because I don't know how many more I'll be able to come to,"
A life-long fan of Elvis, since he emerged on the music scene when she was a teenager, a highlight of the annual luau for Toste was the performance by impersonator
"I was teasing him because this Elvis has dimples and the real Elvis didn't have dimples. So I got a kick out of that," she said.
Toste has the distinction of having seen performances by Valley favorite Pearce and the actual King at a concert in
Pearce, who was named a Top-10 finalist in the 2010 Graceland Elvis Tribute Artist poll by fans, performed several of Elvis' hits including "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "
"People ask me why I don't move to
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Senior women became teenagers instantly after receiving one of "The King's" infamous scarves during the performance while other Elvis danced stood up and danced to the hits.
"I get calls all the time asking, 'when is the party at the Civic,' 'when are we going to the Civic?' " KCCOA executive director
"I liked the show today," said
Seniors also performed karaoke at the event and were treated to lunch and refreshments.
It wasn't all "Burning Love" and "
The event served as a combination of the KCCOA's popular Friendship Day celebration and Senior Abuse Awareness Day, which falls on
The day began with a presentation about the signs and dangers of senior abuse by
The Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) also provided information on how to prevent and correct conditions in which dependent or elder adults are abused, neglected and exploited.
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