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Nursing home residents recreate iconic movie posters

“All our residents had a fabulous time recreating these iconic film posters."

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Derek Down, 88, as "The Godfather." ( via SWNS)

By Ellie Forbes via SWNS

Fun pictures show nursing home residents recreating iconic movie posters – dressing up as "Rocky," "Charlie's Angels" and "The Godfather."

Seniors re-enacted James Bond and "The Sound Of Music" to pay tribute to their favorite films.

Staff at Lovell Place and Meryton Place care homes in Bristol, England helped the residents recreate the posters with costumes and props.

Resident Jean Down, 92, featured as Maria von Trapp from "The Sound of Music," wearing an apron just like Julie Andrews.

Jon Hunt, 85, channeled his inner Freddie Mercury with aviator shades - matching the ones on the original movie poster.

And Derek Down, 88, appeared as his Hollywood hero Don Corleone.

Roger Hynam, 76, dressed up as Sean Connery’s 007. ( via SWNS)
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Bond fan Roger Hynam, 76, dressed up as Sean Connery’s 007 and loved the project so much he also put on boxing gloves to recreate Rocky Balboa.

And Marina Goodman, 88, teamed up with her daughter and granddaughter to pose as "Charlie’s Angels."

Daughter Elaine said: “We re-enacted the ‘Charlie's Angels’ billboard and Mum had a good laugh which was really nice.

“Great idea for the residents to do.”

Selina Adams, wellbeing co-ordinator at Lovell Place Care Home said: “All our residents had a fabulous time recreating these iconic film posters.

“It brought back so many memories of watching these films when they were younger, and it was an absolute pleasure to see them recreate them in their own unique way.

“In both of our care homes, we have an on-site cinema, so each week we’ve hosted movie nights to lead up to this activity.

“We spoke to every resident who took part about their experiences of growing up with the cinema, and what their favorite films meant to them.

“It was incredible to hear their experiences, with one resident excitedly sharing that she used to sneak into the theatre dressed as her brother to sit with all the boys in her teenage years.

“Another resident even shared her experience of meeting Hollywood actor Tyrone Power – who appeared in dozens of American films - outside a local theatre, where they shook hands – she refused to wash her hands for a week.

“The posters will be displayed in each of our homes in Bristol, so we welcome anyone who is interested in seeing these iconic images.

Will Donnelly, co-founder at Later Living Marketplace Lottie - who ran the activity with the residents last week - said: “Each resident who took part is a shining example of everyone having their creative flair and talents, even in their older years.

“Age really is just a number, and we hope that this project will help to change negative attitudes towards older people, as they are just as important as everyone else.

“Every older adult has so much to offer their local community, and it’s important to make society a positive, safe, and accessible space for them to thrive.”

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