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With thanks for the memories from (clockwise from top) ‘heart-handers’ at Aging Life Care Association’s 2017 Annual Conference, United Way of Miami-Dade’s ‘Continue United’ program (with AARP Florida), Reston Community Center’s encore screening, the amazing students at NDSU Nursing at Sanford Health, and the Portage MI Senior Center’s screening kickoff to FOUR senior speed dating events they’ve announced for July and August! PLEASE CLICK THE IMAGE TO HEAR THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW RAY ANDREWSEN: TONIGHT, RIGHT HERE AS PART OF THE JCC’s BECKERMAN JEWISH FILM SERIES, AN EXCEPTIONAL FILM will be at Tower One Tower East in New Haven.
It’s touching, it’s poignant, it’s funny, very funny. Ray Andrewsen: You know, I can’t imagine a 70, 80, 90-year-old person speed dating.
“I’ve had some dates in between.” But nothing turned serious. “It’s a paid service, where they do a background check and everything…
It’s been three or four years since I signed up with them, and they never really got any matches for me.” Gordon is a 78-year-old man from Portage.
“When you’re married that many years as long as I’ve been, you figure you’re never going to find love again because it’s too big of a loss,” he explains, pausing, his voice beginning to crack.
“And to try to overcome that loss is a difficult thing to do.” Playing cupid: Speed dating Kim Phillips manages the Portage Senior Center.They have five minutes to talk, to learn each other’s names and interests and backgrounds, and then a bell rings. Events like this are usually aimed at young professionals — until now.Speed-dating events for seniors are slowly cropping up across the country and, spoiler alert, they’re a huge success.It’s , a film by Steven Loring, and it’s about speed dating in Rochester, New York. It just doesn’t sound like that would be an event you’d naturally call to mind, somebody who’s an octogenarian or a nonagenarian.And joining us this morning is Steven Loring at WQUN. But somehow you filmed all of this, and put it in this great film.She’s heard similar stories from older adults as they seek to re-enter the dating world.