Pleasant View seniors posed nearly nude for a calendar photoshoot, all for a good cause. According to NewsOXY, assisted living residents in their 80’s and 90’s decided to take their clothes off, covering their private parts with various over-sized items (like an exercise ball or playing cards), and most wearing huge smiles on their faces while doing so.
The Ohio seniors decided to be part of the calendar to help needy children. Much of the $12 received for each will help buy shoes for children who are less fortunate.
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As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the seniors who participated in the photoshoot had an absolute blast.
“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 Pleasant View administrator Teresa Morris.
“[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.
The Pleasant View senior’s calendar has already sold over 200 copies. Since the story has gone viral, more calendars are expected to sell in the coming weeks. According to the Huffington Post, the calendar, and the photos inside are getting loads of attention online this week. While the idea might sound a little strange at first, the photos are pretty funny and definitely worth a look.
“The centerfolds are two women in their 90s appearing to play poker with strategically placed oversize cards.”
“The 87-year-old Miss February is soaking in a bubble bath and flower petals while another resident in the calendar is covered only by a large exercise ball.”
So far, people seem to be enjoying the calendar, and really responding well to the whole idea. It does seem like an interesting way to raise money, and judging by the looks on the faces of the seniors who participated, everyone had fun taking part in the “making of” process.
What do you think of the Pleasant View senior’s calendar? Do you think this was a good idea to raise money for less fortunate children in the area? Would you pay $12 for a calendar that featured seniors with their clothes off?
[Photo via Twitter]