Calendar Girls in America

“Many admire your social and physical appearance.”

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That’s right. Seniors in America are raising money using provocative calendars. An Ohio assisted living center is trying to help kids in need of shoes. Read more about the effort from Pleasant Pointe Assisted Living here.

Let me tell you, I absolutely loved Calendar Girls when it first came out. (As an aside, Helen Mirren is an amazing actress in all of her films.) Anyway, I’m really glad that the movie and the recent calendar effort above show three important aspects about older women:

1) Generosity. Older adults love to contribute back to their community and invest in worthy causes.

2) Fun. There’s still a lot of energy that seniors can funnel into creative and enjoyable pursuits.

3) Beauty. There’s room for older women to be depicted as beautiful (and yes, sexy).

Hooray also for the renaissance of love stories on film with senior leads!

What’s your favorite movie with older character(s)?

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Comments

  1. Those are fabulous pics! That assisted-living home isn’t far from where I live. Brave women!

  2. This is a cool idea! Like you I love Helen Mirren and now that they are old Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman.

    • Jennifer J. Chow says:

      I also really like Vanessa Redgrave. Not so sure about older male actors–I’d have to think about that some more.

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