Short on Men, Retirement Home Hires Dance Partners

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - One Florida retirement community has found a solution to its perennial problem of not having enough men
at their Valentine's Day dance: They're hiring.

Women vastly outnumber men in senior housing and nursing homes across the U.S.

Edgewater Pointe Estates in Boca Raton, Fla., hires men to make
sure all the single ladies have a dance partner. They get some
volunteers from a local college fraternity, too.

One of the men, Hewitt Bruce, says he rarely sees a woman leave the dance floor without a smile on her face. He says his presence brings women back to another time and, in a sense, brings them hope.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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