Charity calendar recreates iconic movie posters with older Americans as models

Members of an independent senior living community came together to strike a pose for a good cause.


A group of residents in an independent living community struck a pose for charity.

The residents of Brightwood Living in Lutherville, Maryland, came together to recreate famous movie posters for a charity calendar.

"I just was thinking about something we could do during the pandemic, said Mary Bauer, Brightwood's director of marketing and sales. "And I see all of our residents as stars, and it just kind of came together."

The residents were paired up with posters based on their personalities, including a nationally-ranked skeet shooter who remade the "Annie Get Your Gun" poster.

Dr. Nancy Grasmick stepped in for Marilyn Monroe, and she definitely felt some jitters at first. But she explained, "I thought, ‘Well, I want to do this. It’s fun.’ And I don't care what happens, and I don't care what people think. I love doing this."

The calendars raised money for the Maryland Food Bank. But the shoot also helped the residents cut loose a little bit amid the pandemic.

"It gave us something to think about and play with and have fun in a year that hasn't been a whole lotta fun," said Bill Kitchel, one of the models.

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