July 29, 2009

Elderly men pose for nude calendar

Nine elderly men from a Virginia retirement community will appear naked on a calendar to raise money for a local volunteer rescue squad, officials say.

The men, who are between the ages of 69 and 90, spent three days simulating nudity with strategically placed props at a photo shoot in Virginia Beach, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reports.

The newspaper says the 2010 calendar, dubbed the Pin-Up Boys of Atlantic Shores, was the idea of a resident of the Atlantic Shores Retirement Community who died of cancer in June.

I thought the idea was brilliant, says Eden Jones, general manager of the retirement community. We were worried we weren't going to have people model, but our residents were lining up to do it.

Money from selling the calendar will go to the Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad which responds to emergency calls at the retirement community.