'Senior' prom leads to engagement for elderly couple

- One Bay Area couple is proving Cupid can strike at any age, and they're crediting a senior citizen programs for helping them find love again.

Jaime Rodriguez and Luz Rivera met at Town 'N Country's senior center in 2017. After spending nearly every day together, Rodriguez popped the question during the senior prom.

"Off the market, yes!" said an excited Rodriguez.

The couple said they started off as friends, but hard times brought them closer together. Rodriguez's health took a downturn last year, and Rivera stood by him, nurturing her friend back to health.

After Rodriguez recovered, the pair said the sparks started to fly.

"She was playing hard to get," said Rodriguez of his fiancee, "so I told her 'Honey, the train goes by one time, if you don't get on it, you're going to walk."

The couple plans to get married some time next year. For now, they hope to travel to Puerto Rico, where they are both from, to meet each others' family.

"I think he needs me and I need him," added Rivera.

Up Next:

Up Next

  • 'Senior' prom leads to engagement for elderly couple
  • From war to whiskey, former Green Berets will open St. Pete distillery
  • Florida Poly hopes to change future of transportation with new research center
  • Tampa's flood control canal gets 50-year checkup
  • Power outage reported at Busch Gardens
  • FHP arrest suspect in fatal I-275 hit and run
  • Chick-Fil-A surprises regular customer with 100th birthday party
  • Hillsborough school superintendent breaks down education tax
  • Some Polk County neighborhoods to get new sidewalks
  • FEMA releases new flood insurance rate maps in Pinellas