Pleasant View seniors got nearly naked for a calendar that is being sold to raise money for needy children. According to People Magazine, the Barberton, Ohio, residents decided to take their clothes off and pose for pictures for charity. The calendar is now being sold for $12, and the money will buy shoes for children who need them.
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“The residents were like 20-year-olds – giggling and having the time of their lives. I do not believe the elderly should just sit around staring at each other. I want a fun environment where I challenge them and they challenge me,” said administrator Teresa Morris.
The Pleasant View seniors calendar features residents of all different ages (all advanced), the oldest being 99. While each participant had their private parts covered by different objects (a medicine ball, giant cards, an open briefcase), they really took it all off for the pictures — and they had a lot of fun doing so (as you can tell by the super big smiles on their faces).
According to NBC News, 200 calendars have sold so far. Now that the story has made national news, even more calendars are expected to sell.
“[They] said that it made them feel important again. They loved it, they absolutely loved it. It made them feel young,” said Pleasant View receptionist Tia Walker.
Despite comments that the elderly folks involved had a lot of “fun” doing this photo shoot, there has been a fair share of controversy about these pictures. Some wonder if these people were taken advantage of, or if any of them were “convinced” to take the pictures without really knowing what they were getting themselves into. On the flip side of that coin, many feel that this was a great move for these people, who really did seem to enjoy themselves.
The Pleasant View seniors calendar wasn’t the first calendar created that made waves on the internet. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the “tattooed librarians of the Ocean State” got together to take some photos for a calendar of their own.
“The Rhode Island Library Association recently put its 2014 calendar up for sale. The calendar features 10 women and two men who love books and tattoos,” reported the Inquisitr.
All of the proceeds from those sales went to the Rhode Island Library Association.
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