Senior speed dating in florida

02 Oct

The cost is virtually free -- just

The cost is virtually free -- just $1 to defray the costs of refreshments -- and seniors are able to enjoy each others' company in the comfort of the center’s card room for 5 minutes at a time.The chatter fills the room as soon as the bell goes off, and by the end of each session a few phone numbers invariably are exchanged.The initiative pairs older volunteers with a range of volunteer opportunities.In return, the volunteers benefit from staying socially engaged.I think the topic really did it.” Speed dating with a walker? “People are interested in this, really interested,” Machado says.“I called people who signed up for it and they were talking about wanting to meet other people, even just for companionship.” While the movie-and-dinner evening in Miami won’t involve any actual speed dating onsite, Machado hopes the film will encourage a robust and honest conversation about dating in later life.Machado put a committee together, drawing from a variety of retired and pre-retired United Way volunteers, to encourage older adults to continue contributing — and not just with money.“The amount of talent sitting on the couch watching Ellen De Generes is astounding,” Machado said, adding that the older generation is “an asset waiting to be tapped.” Miami was a natural site for experimentation.

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The cost is virtually free -- just $1 to defray the costs of refreshments -- and seniors are able to enjoy each others' company in the comfort of the center’s card room for 5 minutes at a time.

to defray the costs of refreshments -- and seniors are able to enjoy each others' company in the comfort of the center’s card room for 5 minutes at a time.

These seniors are ditching mashed potatoes for something a little more spicy.

One will focus on the financial concerns of retirement; the other will be an intergenerational concert at Barry University.

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As older adults leave the workplace, many find themselves at loose ends and with limited opportunities to make new friends.

Older singles also discover that the dating landscape is vastly different from that of their youth. The movie, Machado said, shows that physical attraction, while still important, is not the end-all be-all of the past.