The band was in full swing playing Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” out under the stars. The women, ten in all, were line dancing up a storm, their cowgirl boots clacking away on the deck, the white fringes of their Western-style shirts swaying in time. One step forward, two steps back.
It was that evening five years ago that four of those dancers decided to take another huge step forward—together—and one day live next to each other at The Villa at Riverwood, a Five Star Senior Living community just north of St. Louis, Missouri. This is the story of how these friends became neighbors and came to be known as “The Golden Girls.” It’s a great example of how even later in life, old friends can enjoy new adventures together when you find the right place.