Alzheimer’s Fundraiser Uses Seniors to Recreate Iconic Posters

Residents of the Spiritwood at Pine Lake assisted living community in Washington state used their spare time to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Jennifer Angell, the community relations director at the assisted living community, came up with the idea back in 2018 to recreate iconic hollywood film posters as covers for a calendar.

A resident of the Spiritwood at Pine Lake posing for a poster. Source: Good News Network

“For two years we have dressed up the seniors as Hollywood movie stars and Village Concepts, a family company that owns the senior home, produces the calendars for us,” she told GNN. “I photograph each senior after doing makeup, hair and costume. The best part is we sell each calendar and every penny earned goes to the Alzheimer’s Association.”

The calendars were so successful, the first three boxes sold out in less than a week. Jennifer remarked, “Resident families just loved it and swooped them right up.”

When the Alzheimer’s Association posted about the calendars in a blog, sales rose to exceed more $14,000.

Earlier this year, Angell announced to GNN that the assisted community will be developing a new themed calendar for 2021 based on ‘Iconic Figures.’ Some of the figures will include: and  include: Sonny, Cher, Willie Nelson, Andy Warhol, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Source: Good News Network