Making new connections is important no matter what age you are. Residents at our communities in Willow Glen and Gilroy, California, had the chance to share some special connections recently when they gathered for a unique speed dating event.
Inspired by the new movie The Age of Love that follows the humorous and poignant adventures of thirty seniors in New York who sign up for a speed dating event, the Merrill Gardens residents enjoyed the chance to embark on new relationships. The day started with some of the ladies getting spruced up with the help of cosmetology school volunteers. The 20 women and 11 men enjoyed lunch together before getting down to the business of speed dating. They called it a friendship activity and the idea was to give the residents a fun way to get to know each other.
As you can see from the pictures, the event was a big success and a great way to make new connections. Participants said they liked the format that allowed them to meet so many people in such a short amount of time.
No word yet on whether any romances have bloomed as a result of the speed dating but we know some great new friendships were formed and that’s what really matters!All of the participants from both of the communities told us they had a wonderful time getting to know each other!
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