Speed dating for senior citizens
Around the room, small square tables were decorated with glass jars, filled to the brim with silver kiss candies.
Balloons hovered above; two chairs sat across from one another in anticipation.
“I’ve already invited her to “The Color Purple” at the Fox Theatre next week.” Cookie Shaffer, 80, a native Atlantan, also admitted she felt a few sparks.
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”, 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.
Many left the room and gathered in the hall where animated conversation continued.
One man, who only identified himself as “Jim Beam” reached behind Firestone and snagged a white rose from the vases of flowers on the cart.As it turned out, the opportunity to “Rediscover Your Spark” was so popular that there was a waiting list.