Saggy skin may be an unavoidable part of old age but it's not stopping seniors at an Ohio assisted living facility from showing a bit of it. Men and women at Pleasant Pointe Health Care Center and its assisted living center in Barberton posed for a $12 calendar to raise money for the Magic City Kiwanis' Esther Ryan Shoe Fund, which provides shoes for children who attend Barberton schools.
Miss March, Velda Vogt, 88, posed in a green top hat and not much else while Dottie Rutter, 87, Miss February, posed in a bubble bath with chocolates, the Akron Beacon-Journal reported. The Associated Press said Rutter was the youngest of the models and the two centerfolds were both in their 90s.
A 98-year-old pinup posed with an exercise ball; her only visible clothing, a sweat band, NBC News reported. She's also wearing a big smile. Two other calendar girls, Wilma Purvis, 94, and Norma Elfrink, 91, weren't smiling. They were, however, sporting cigars and covered with oversized playing cards. They also had pretzels, poker chips and bottles of Corona.
The 90-year-old owner of the facility even participated. Eileen Morris is pictured at her desk with an open briefcase. NBC said the caption beneath the picture reads "Top Dog."
Pleasant Pointe administrator Teresa Morris said the idea was to make the shoot fun. “That morning of the shoot ... 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,” she told the Beacon-Journal.
Receptionist Tia Walker said the calendar shoot made the residents feel important again, NBC reported. "They loved it, they absolutely loved it," Walker said. "It made them feel young."
NBC said 200 calendars have been sold so far.