You always read about the local senior centers taking their residents on a shopping trip to Amish country, or the Highlands, or having lunch at a nearby restaurant. This is so great that these local facilities want to keep their residents entertained and social…. that is, if you are a woman.
But what about these poor senior men who get dragged from store to store while the women shop? Do you think this type of activity makes them happy? I haven’t met a lot of men, young or old, who get excited about shopping or standing there while a woman takes forever to pick something out. I mean how boring this must be for the them……. day after day, week after week…. the same old outings…..
I say let these guys have a once a month trip to Jill’s!!!
I mean, can you imagine the excitement these guys would have as the date to visit Jill’s gets closer and closer? I can imagine the senior van getting loaded up with these men, with the smell of old spice in the air hoping to attract and smell good for the girls. And them wearing their finest clothes to look extra special. Allow each man to bring some cash and once they get to Jill’s, let them loose.
Of course, you would have to have a couple of chaperones’ (men of course) around to make sure that none of the guys really get out of hand. But let them have some fun!!! The girls at Jill’s would no doubt make an extra effort to entertain them to the max! Let them enjoy a cocktail OR a mocktail (if one is on meds) for a couple of hours!! Then load them up and take them back. Can you imagine what this will do for these men? Health wise, I am sure their circulation will improve a bit and their mental attitude will certainly be improved. I mean come on; it has been a while since most of these men have seen a young pretty woman naked. This will certainly give them a time to remember!
So, come on all you Activity Directors in the senior facilities, give the men some new outing options!!
Let them enjoy their senior years to the max.