A group of female aged care residents have bared their bodies to the world in a new calendar which shows that age is no barrier to being exceedingly naughty and taking silly risks.
Based on the 2003 movie Calendar Girls, the calendar features aged care residents from a Victorian facility - aged 75 to 99 - discreetly posing nude while engaged in traditional activities, such as baking, high tea and attending the horse racing.
According to aged care provider Lifeview, the idea behind the calendar came from the residents themselves, who were very keen to try their hand at modelling but "even more eager to show some skin".
Lifeview CEO Madeline Gall said:"This calendar is playful, it is creative and most of all it demonstrates you are never too old to experience something new”,
“We truly believe in giving residents the opportunity to live out their ideas and for this photoshoot they really gave it their all; there was nothing holding them back, or in for that matter.”
Mr Gall said the calendar photographer "was patient when poses couldn’t be held for long, when instructions couldn’t be heard without yelling or when teeth accidentally popped out of the glamourous models’ mouths!”
“The final result of two fun filled days, where residents had the time of their lives baring it all, is this beautifully shot and designed calendar, that captures the true meaning of active vibrant living”, Ms. Gall added.
Lifeview resident and calendar model Jackie Slater said, “We had so much fun, it was hilarious – it was the best fun time I have had in my 89-years”.
The 2020 calendar is unlike any other currently on sale, with every month giving a new, fun and quirky scene that represents a new generation of supermodel.
The calendar goes on sale from November 11 and can be purchased in each Lifeview home, online at lifeview.com.au or by calling 03 9572 9600. Order before December 16 for delivery in time for Christmas.