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Seniors re-create classic movie and TV scenes for awesome calendar

July 24, 2014 at 7:34 AM ET

Seniors create pop culture calendar
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A group of seniors from living communities across five states are showing that they're never too old to have a light saber duel with Darth Vader, bust ghosts with their proton packs, or go for a bike ride with E.T.

Inspired by a calendar made by a senior living community in Essen, Germany, earlier this year, residents from among the nine Senior Living Communities locations in South Carolina, North Carolina, Indiana, Georgia and Florida decided to make their own calendar recreating iconic movies and television shows. The 18-month calendar features seniors shown in scenes or movie posters from "Star Wars," "E.T.," "The Wizard of Oz," "Charlie's Angels," "Ghostbusters" and more. 

Seniors re-create the poster from Ghostbusters.
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Senior citizens re-create "I Love Lucy."
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"Our seniors saw the calendar from Germany and thought it was such a great idea that they wanted to do it,'' Senior Living Communities vice president of creative services Andrew Ketchum told TODAY.com. "They had such a good time doing it, and we're thrilled that so many people are enjoying it." 

Seniors depict Charlie's Angels.
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Seniors re-create Charlie's Angels.
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Seniors depict Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
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Each of the nine communities produced two photos for the 18-picture spread using a green screen and Photoshop for the calendar, which runs from August 2014 to January 2016. Proceeds from the calendar go to a local charity chosen by each community. 

Video: A retirement community gives us a fresh look at scenes from some famous films, including “Star Wars,” “A Christmas Story,” and “The Wizard of Oz.” Proceeds go to a local charity.


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