They say that there are only two types of people in this world, those who are living and those who are merely existing. The first type are those with an upbeat mind and a positive attitude who aim to live life to the fullest. They have goals, they have dreams that they want to fulfill. On the other hand, the second type are those who aimlessly live in this world. They simply breathe, eat, work, sleep, and function without a purpose.
Oscar Wilde, a great poet, once said that those people who live are the rarest kind because most people simply exist. Surprisingly, the first type of people can be found in the confinement of the Milton Lodge Retirement Home in Colchester, England. The ladies living in this retirement home see to it that they will be able to enjoy and explore life to the fullest despite their old age.
In the unique program called The Sparkle Initiative, the staff of the the Milton Lodge Retirement Home raise money to grant their residents’ wishes. Through the same program, the 89-year-old Joan Corp and the other residents showed the world that they know how to enjoy and have fun the best way they could. How? By having a sumptuous dinner served by fine-looking male strippers!
Yes! You have read it right! For weeks, Joan Corp always responded that she wanted a man every time the staff of their retirement home asks her about her wish. At first, the staff thought that the old woman was simply messing with them. However, week after week, she did not budge with her request. And so, the staff finally granted her heart’s desire.
The 89-year-old Joan officially asked the Milton Lodge Retirement Home to invite a group of male exotic dancers who will serve them dinner.
“We had a chat here and everyone was really keen to support it,” Claire Martin, the co-director of activities narrated. “We had a look online and found a company called Hunks in Trunks.”
Hunks in Trunks is a world renowned Butler and Chef company with catering services served by handsome nude and almost nude men. To satisfy Joan’s request, the retirement home decided to sign-up for the nude butler services of Hunks in Trunks. Usually, the company is invited over for bachelorette parties, but this time they will entertain the gorgeous women of Milton Lodge.
“We asked them to do some harmless flirting, it doesn’t matter how old you are, so why not?” Martin said, sharing the ground rules they have laid for the nude butlers. “The ladies were really excited, they had all been giggling and they dressed up.”
“I had the front seat,” Gladas Smith, an 82-year-old resident shared with a smile. “It made quite a change and the boys done well. It was a good evening.”
The nude butlers served the lovely ladies of Milton Lodge with a 3 course dinner, which Joan and the other residents thoroughly enjoyed. The night went on with harmless flirting, delicious food, and a relaxing back massage. Over all, it is safe to say that Joan and her company truly had a great time.
As a testament of the great and unforgettable time that the ladies of Milton Lodge had in the care of Hunks in Trunks, Doll Jenkins, the oldest resident of the lodge, expressed her desire to have them over again.
“After it had all finished, Doll told the staff she wanted them back for her 100th birthday, so we are going to have them back,” Martin shared the thoughts of their 99-year-old resident.
The seemingly ‘peculiar’ request of Joan has gone viral and earned the attention of the public. While there are people who are happy to see old ladies enjoying life, still, there were people who expressed their disagreement over the event.
However, despite the criticisms, the Milton Lodge Retirement Home stands by their decision. “Our saying is life doesn’t stop because you are in a care home” Trui Snee, the director of Milton Lodge asserted. “We will continue to do this as a team and go above and beyond.”
Watch the video below and see how the ladies of Milton Lodge enjoyed themselves in the company of handsome scantly dressed butlers. Their unique way of celebrating life surely just goes to show that age is nothing but a number and young is an attitude! After all, enjoying life to the fullest has no expiration!
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