Seniors Undress for Charity

Beth Gordon of Silver Spring, Maryland, a former financial planner, posed with members of her retiree community for a racy calendar to raise money for a good cause.

Where did you get this idea? I was inspired by the 2003 movie Calendar Girls, in which a group of women pose nude to raise money to redo the lounge in a hospital. I went to our philanthropy director and asked her, "Why don’t we do a calendar like that for our benevolent-care fund?"

What is the benevolent-care fund? The fund's purpose is to help our neighbors here in financial distress who can no longer pay for their home and their care. We've seen an increasing need with the current economy, and it's a cause that's very close to my heart. I know what extended stays in health care facilities can do to you financially, and I hope the fund is there if I ever need it.

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Former Staff Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance