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“Isolation can be a physical killer.” Speed dating typically conjures images of big cities and millennials, but as Phillips is learning, it might also be a unique fit for senior citizens.She’s organized five speed-dating events for seniors in her community so far, with more planned for November and December.Whereas today, people 70s, 80s, 90s, even 100 and beyond, are out living and growing and experiencing things in a whole new way.And as long as you’re alive, people want to grow, and growth means connection, it means emotional connection.And so it just makes sense, I think, that we’re starting to get rid of some of those stereotypes and address aging as it is in this millennium. PLEASE CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE TO HEAR THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW by Ana Veciana-Suarez, Syndicated Columnist, 1.30.2017 THE HAIR MAY BE GOING GRAY AND THE EYESIGHT DIM, but the yearning for social connection — for the touch of a hand, the sound of a companionable laugh — remains a person’s strongest need through the decades. United Way of Miami-Dade volunteers and staff discovered this when they launched Continue United, an effort to bring retirees and pre-retirees together to contribute their time and talent to the community through the local nonprofit. She lost her one-and-only years ago, and knowing he would want her to be happy, Hemming found herself at a series of events hosted by the Madison Senior Center centered on helping people make a match in their later years.In some cases the longing for love can mean a willingness to do the unexpected. The interest in the dating scene is such that Continue United’s second event, a dinner-and-movie night scheduled for Feb. The committee has started a waiting list for the evening, which is co-sponsored by AARP and the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade. Kennedy was president when Hemming met her husband. Hemming managed to convince a few friends to come with her to the Madison Concourse Hotel.The response from women has been especially robust, resulting in waiting lists and, ultimately, more sessions added.It’s only been a few weeks since launching, but speed dating has already led to some older adults no longer having to spend their days alone.
She’s heard similar stories from older adults as they seek to re-enter the dating world.Continue Reading by Dannika Lewis, News Reporter, MADISON, WIS. Comfortably situated at table seven with a condensation-covered copper cup in hand, she was already well into her mindset for her happy hour engagement. They had six minutes to meet and greet their fellow seniors, all at least 65 years old, in the first senior speed dating event of its kind.Continue Reading , WHICH FOLLOWS A GROUP of seventy- to ninety-year-olds as they try speed dating, is coming to the University of Nevada, Reno.So in July the senior center started offering its first ever speed dating events to address the social isolation some older adults feel.There’s ones for people aged 50 to 65; another for those 65 and up.