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Retirees Recreate Iconic Scenes for Calendar Shoot

Posted By Bill Hogan On July 29, 2014 @ 10:32 am In Bulletin Today | No Comments

Inspired by a German retirement community’s viral success earlier this year with what one website lauded as “probably the best calendar ever,” [1] residents of nine senior living communities across the United States have tweaked the concept to produce a homegrown calendar in which they recreate some iconic pop-culture scenes.

Proceeds from s [2]ales of the 18-month calendar [2] (August 2014 – January 2016) will go to local charities chosen by each of the nine retirement communities [3].

The residents designed costumes and searched out props for each of the scenes, which were made calendar-ready through the magic of green-screen photography [4] and, of course, some Photoshop.

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Here’s a sampling of scenes from the calendar. See if you can identify them before you peek at the captions.

Homestead Hills- I Love Lucy [6]

 Summit Hills- Star Wars [7]


 Osprey Village- Herbie the Love Bug [8]

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 Summit Hills- Wizard of Oz [10]

 Lakes Litchfield- Cleopatra [11]


Stratford- Singin' in the Rain [12]


Cascades- Beatles Sgt. Pepper [13]

Photos: Courtesy of Senior Living Communities [14]

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[1] “probably the best calendar ever,”: http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/a-german-retirement-community-did-a-calendar-where-seniors-a

[2] s: http://senior-living-communities.com/Media/Pop-Culture-Calendar

[3] communities: http://blog.aarp.org/category/great-places/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[4] green-screen photography: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chroma_key

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[6] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/HomesteadHills-Lucy.jpg

[7] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/SummitHills-StarWars.jpg

[8] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/OspreyVillage-Herbie.jpg

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[10] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/SummitHills-WizardOz.jpg

[11] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/LakesLitchfield-Cleopatra.jpg

[12] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Stratford-SinginRain.jpg

[13] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Cascades-Beatles.jpg

[14] Senior Living Communities: http://senior-living-communities.com/

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