Senior speed dating
”, and while a few men confessed to Firestone that they hoped “to meet my next wife,” Kurland was quick to emphasize that this event “could be a friendship match.” It’s about finding someone that might offer extra companionship, to add enrichment outside of family, children and grandchildren,” she said.
Each participant received a blank sheet to list names. As the timer began, icebreaker questions about hobbies and family filled the room.
As it turned out, the opportunity to “Rediscover Your Spark” was so popular that there was a waiting list.
Friendship, support between those with similar interests, and creating an extended network of family are all reasons seniors seek out pairing events that “help seniors rediscover their spark.” Take Lynn Podber, 59, and Syd Green, 91, two women who matched at a similar event through One Good Deed and Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta about two years ago. Our connection has become something more than just who we are.
Firestone was inspired in part by similar gatherings hosted by Vivienne Kurland, Program Coordinator for One Good Deed and Aviv Older Adult Services through Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta.
Kurland was on hand to help out during Somerby’s event.
Already the talk between pairs had taken off, and she had to pause a few times to make sure everyone understood how the process worked.
Although the flyer promoting the event sported the tagline, “Come to Mingle and Don’t Leave Single!