Thursday, 1 October 2009

Make someone else's day this Autumn

Nothing makes me feel better when I am under the weather than watching a good old Fred and Ginger romantic caper. All the dazzling outfits and superb footwork. I doubt anyone will ever dance as well as them again. Movies from this time are my absolute favourites. All the sequins twinkling. Life seemed so simple then. A romance, a pretty dress, someone to love you.

I found another blog writer today with a shared passion for movies, old and new, Cathi who runs the thoughtful project Everyday Matinees For Seniors.

Everyday Matinee's for Seniors is a non profit organization that was founded by Cathi Nunn in 2006, after her father Fred Gunther was murdered in Plantation, Florida. It is a program that provides seniors with a free mobile movie lending library in which they can check out as many movies as they would like on a weekly basis. It also gives the seniors time once a week to chat with some awesome volunteers while checking out movies. They also provide free tickets to see local live theatre productions for the seniors. Hoping to wipe out loneliness and isolation in the lives of many seniors in the San Fernando Valley with smiles, laughter and love.

You can help by popping over to Every day Matinees 4 seniors, and read a little more about the project. Cathi welcomes more suggestions of independent, foreign and old classic movies. She is also getting together a collection of holiday films, so be sure to include those in your list if you have any favorites. All ideas are truly appreciated.

Maybe you have some films you could donate? I think I will get some together to send, it would be nice to make someone else's day better this Autumn. For more info contact Cathi at - cathinunn[at]gmail[dot]com or visit the site Every day Matinees 4 seniors,


Cathi said...

Thank you so much for all of your kindness, I appreciate it more than you will ever know...! Have a beautiful evening! :)

Melissa de la Fuente said...

I am so with you hun....I love, LOVE movies from the 30's and 40's. So much fun to just kick back and rewatch one. What a lovely to check it out.

The Curious Cat said...

What a wonderful idea - so thoughtful and caring xxx

darling savage said...

what a great organization! everyone deserves a daily dose of happiness, that is just wonderful.

*gemmifer* said...

What a wonderful way to reach out to the older folks in her community! I would love to volunteer if I didn't live in NY.

I am with you 100% regarding Fred & Ginger and all the great movies and musicals of the 30s and 40s. At least half of my DV-R's memory is filled with films like "Bringing Up Baby", "Swing Time", "Meet Me in St. Louis"... Hepburn, Garland, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, so many wonderful actors. And what could be better than losing yourself for a while in a fantasy world of glamour, music, romance?

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

This is such a great idea!
Have a nice wekend


:) happy!

lisa golightly said...

Ah, Fred and Ginger ...They are the epitome of effortless aren't they ? Thank you for sharing about Cathi Nunn ... what a wonderful thing she's doing ! XOL