They advertised in church bulletins, VFW halls and lodges. These women, and so many like them, still have a lot of life left in them.

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Kelly planned it to work this way: The men would sit at a table and each woman would have five minutes to meet each one and ask questions.

She sent fliers out and taped posters around Lakewood at grocery stores, drugstores, apartment buildings, senior living centers, coffee shops and barber shops.

Kelly thought speed dating might work, so a few months ago she created an event for singles 60 and up.

At the end of the evening, if there was a match, phone numbers would be exchanged. Her mom, Judy Flannery, has been alone for four years.

She lives in a condo development with mostly women. Age 65 to whatever." She prefers a man 68 or older. She had a few dates, but mostly it was a disappointment.

She would love a companion, someone to share a movie, dinner, a play. "All they're interested in is sex." She tried singles organizations.

They had been married for 45 years and raised eight children.

Kelly's aunt, who is 70, has been a widow for seven years.

Both women are confident, sophisticated, good-looking and active. The eight women who showed up had a delightful time, eating dinner and swapping stories.