NAPLES, Fla.—Two Naples couples will be featured as part of the “Love Stories and High Tea” event at The Carlisle Naples, Sun., Oct. 24 at 3 p.m.
Janis R. Ehlers will present a dramatic reading, sharing favorite love stories from the collection she and co-author Kerry Green are compiling for a book entitled “365 Senior Love Stories.”
Ehlers and Green launched a national campaign search in February 2010 seeking love stories from living seniors, age 70 and older. Submissions have been received from across the country including Naples residents Jim and Winnie Perrill and John and Ginny Dill.
The idea for the book was sparked during a visit to The Carlisle, a luxury senior retirement community in Naples, when Ehlers heard the story of the Perrills. The couple shared their romantic love story and Ehlers was inspired.
The Dills, who live at Arbor Trace in North Naples, had also shared their wonderful story and John Dill provided his book of poetry—inspired by his wife—to Ehlers and Green.
Ehlers is the founder the award-winning The Ehlers Group, a strategic marketing and communications company specializing in active adults and senior consumers and communities.
“We often engage in conversation meeting residents at our clients’ communities,” said Ehlers. “They have such diverse, rich histories and we enjoy sharing these memories. When asked to tell us their ‘love story’, they’ve shared stories that can fill chapters. From chance meetings to blind dates to wartime romance to long courtships, these are wonderful heartfelt stories that need to be written down and shared with others.”
Taking “365 Senior Love Stories” dramatic readings to senior communities is Ehlers’ effort to generate more interest in submissions.
“I’m simply a ‘Love Storyteller’,” she said. “Everyone enjoys hearing a great love story.”
For submission guidelines or to arrange for Ehlers to visit your community, please call 954-726-9228 or email SeniorLoveStories@TheEhlersGroup.com