"And to try to overcome that loss is a difficult thing to do.” Playing cupid: Speed dating Kim Phillips manages the Portage Senior Center.
This served the 65 and up group, but another is for ages 50 to 65.
Tammy says she met four strong candidates, and two "maybes." "I’ve always been curious about speed dating.
I think that it is a good way to get out and try to make a connection with somebody, to make a new friend," she says. You go to church and you see the same people every week.
In Michigan, 28 percent of people over 65 live by themselves, according to the Census.
Inspired by a film The Portage Senior Center got the idea to do speed dating from the 2014 documentary “The Age of Love,” a funny yet serious film about seniors participating in such an event in upstate N. In anticipation of launching speed dating here and with funding from New Friends Memory Care and Assisted Living, center officials presented a free showing of “Age of Love” at Celebration! Portage Senior Center Manager Kim Phillips says they were not sure what to expect.