Senior speed dating
Podber was quick to share what she enjoys about spending time with Green. “She’s so busy but she chooses to have someone else in her life that isn’t a blood relation,” said Green. “Syd is extremely wise and gives great life advice,” she said. “Even though we’re not related, she feels like part of the family.” Perhaps what Podber and Green have most gained from their relationship is their sense of helping and inspiring one another, the regaining of another kind of spark.
The aim was to give these older adults an opportunity to meet new people and make new connections.When it comes to senior speed dating, sometimes the connection isn’t about dating at all.Friendship, support between those with similar interests, and creating an extended network of family are all reasons seniors seek out pairing events that “help seniors rediscover their spark.” Take Lynn Podber, 59, and Syd Green, 91, two women who matched at a similar event through One Good Deed and Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta about two years ago. Our connection has become something more than just who we are.In October, Jodi Firestone hatched a plan that had been years in the making.She’s the community liaison for Somerby Senior Living and she decided to pull together a senior speed dating event at the Somerby location in Sandy Springs.