"The film was inspired by seeing my mom’s emotional struggles when she was 70 and vital and vibrant when my dad suddenly passed away," Loring told The Leader by email on Monday."That same year, a 78-year-old uncle who’d never even been on a date met an 80-year-old woman and fell madly in love for the first time in his life." So far, more than 70 tickets have been sold for the movie.Reinvented, and aimed for those 55 and over, it will take place June 29 at 10 a.m. at Chartwell Crescent Gardens Retirement Community, 1222 King George Blvd.
Has the passage of time made you think you’ll never find love again?Five vibrant, active older ladies have some news for you: It’s never too late to date.“The most important thing is we’re going to have fun,” says Lewis. And a lot of people are nervous about finding love, companionship or friendship in later years.“But we’re all aging at the same rate.” She adds people look for different qualities in others as they get older. We all need human companionship.” Lewis says human connections are critical to healthy aging – be it physical, mental or emotional health.
“A lot of people go ‘Oh, I’m 82 and I have wrinkles...’ whatever... “When you connect with other people, it leads to better health.” Heather Martin, owner of the White Rock, Langley and Vancouver franchises of Comfort Keepers, came up with the idea of organizing the showing of the movie and the speed dating after seeing the trailer on youtube.“You see so many seniors who crave companionship,” she says.