Join the filmmakers as they screen this major public television documentary, followed by a Q & A and panel discussion. The film offers a 10,000-foot view of the challenges and opportunities we face as an aging nation, with a take-away message that an aging society is not just about old people.
As Laura Carstensen from Stanford’s Longevity Institute has observed: "This is an impressive film. It presents the issues in a way that have not been presented before: an even-handed account of both challenges and opportunities, along with some clear-eyed practical ideas that help to avoid the starry-eyed "this is a wonderful thing" so often heard in the aging community….It’s an important work."
- We have heard over and over that the issues of an aging society are not ‘a burning platform’?
- What obstacles do you encounter in public understanding, awareness and support for your work?
- Would framing your mission as part of a wider historical transformation help with your work?
- How does it suggest ways of collaboration?
- What additional resources would be helpful for the use of this film in your community, in trainings, in educational settings?
This session is part of ASA's Aging in America Conference. Over 3,000 professionals attend AiA17 to learn, network and participate in the largest multidisciplinary conference covering issues of aging and quality of life for older adults.
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