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Dating isn't just for the young, and the Stamford Senior Center and Silver Source, Inc.are out to prove it–they're holding a speed dating event on March 11 to give seniors who are looking for companionship a chance to meet and mingle.So she created We Click, an “ethical” speed dating service aimed at 25- to 35-year-olds.La France began researching speed dating in November, and attended a few events in Boston with some single girlfriends. “I thought a softer social atmosphere might be better,” she said.There is a registration fee, and refreshments and pastries will be served. "Single older adults especially value companionship," said Kathleen Bordelon, Executive Director of Silversource, Inc."The speed dating concept works well for them because they know what makes them happy, and what questions to ask.
Each pair sits together, getting to know one another, and when time is up, a bell is rung, indicating the 'date' is over and it is time to switch seats to meet the next person.
Silver Source, Inc., is a 501(c) 3, is located at 2009 Summer Street in Stamford, CT 06905. About the Stamford Senior Center The Stamford Senior Center, established in 1996 is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to assist older adults to remain active, healthy and connected to the community.
The Center provides a wide range of exercise classes, health and wellness programs, intellectual challenges, recreational programs and information & assistance in a welcoming environment. For more information, please visit call (203) 977-5151 or visit us at 888 Washington Boulevard, 2nd Floor in Stamford, CT.
After everyone has met, participants write a list of who they would like to see again.
If two participants have written each other's names, the event organizer forwards contact information to both people so they can continue their conversation and see where it leads. Participants don't feel pressure, and won't be 'stuck' on a bad date, because each date only lasts a few minutes," said Christina Crain, Executive Director of the Stamford Senior Center.