Aging Services Collaborative of Santa ClaraCounty
to Host Second Annual Film Festival
Aging With Excellence Festival to Celebrate Positive AgingWHAT:TheAging Services Collaborative (ASC) of Santa Clara County and GoodSamaritan Hospital’s Health to You presents its second Annual AWE*someFilm Festival. The six award-winning films includean Emmy-winning film; and Academy Award-winning documentary and a“world” premiere showing of a short film that honor and celebratepositive aging. Santa ClaraCounty residents are invited to participate in a full-day festival offilms celebrating positive aging. Event includes presentations fromfilmmakers and informational booths about resources and services forolder adults in Santa Clara County. WHO:Santa Clara County Department of Aging and Adult ServicesThe Aging Services Collaborative of Santa Clara County in conjunction with Good Samaritan Hospital’s Health to You. WHEN:Saturday, April 28, 2012, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. WHERE:Good Samaritan Hospital Auditorium 2425 Samaritan DriveSan Jose, CA 95124 WHY:Projectionsindicate that Santa Clara County’s senior population will double in thenext 10 years and by 2030,the population of residents over age 75 will triple. The numbers arelargely driven by the second wave of “baby boomers”—individuals bornbetween 1946 and 1964, who will be turning 65 this year. As the seniorpopulation in Santa Clara Valley continues to increase, healthierlifestyle choices are not an option but a necessity. The information andservices provided at this event will encourage seniors, families andcaregivers to embrace aging with excellence and to celebrate positiveaging in Silicon Valley, with the largest growing population of olderadults ever. REGISTRATION:The general admission of $10 includes a light breakfast, box lunch and filmprogram. Call toll free to register: 1-888-724-2362.
*Aging With Excellence Film Festival. About the Aging Services Collaborative:TheAging Services Collaborative (ASC) is a consortium of organizations andindividuals working together to provide leadership and buildcommunity-wide capacity to support, maintain, and promote the well-beingof older adults and their caregivers in Santa Clara County. Thecollaborative consists of more than 87 city and county agencies, and 122active advocates from faith and community based organizations. For more information visit www.sccagingcollaborative.org
Films to be presented: Surfing for LifeThisvibrant and award-winning one-hour documentary about inspiringwell-spent lives, offers a fresh look at successful aging. Surfing forLife profiles ten legendary surfers modelinghealthy aging by staying active and engaged into their 7th, 8th and 9th decades. Young at HeartThisAcademy Award-winning documentary and Legacy Film Series film portraysa romance between two vibrant personalities in their 80s, their zestfor living, and how their children and grandchildren react to theirrelationship. Alice Dancing Under the GallowsAt106 years of age, not a day goes by that Alice does not play her piano.This documentary shares the story of the world’s oldest holocaustsurvivor and illustrates grace, dignity, courage, forgiveness and hope. Hi, LillianThisis a story of an alienated elderly woman (Pat Crawford Brown), grievingover her dog and condescended by her family, who discovers a warm andaccepting community in an unlikely place. While searching for the Bingoroom at church, she inadvertently steps into a 12-step program meeting,and her life is never quite the same. Moment by MomentThisis a film by Emmy-winning filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman of Concentri Mediain Menlo Park, California. It is the documentary of Molly Hale, whosuffered a spinal cord injury in an automobile rollover, and, afterbeing told there was no hope for movement below her shoulders, proceededto rehabilitate herself and continues to recover. Moment by Moment isMolly’s story about disabilities, health and healing, attitude,choice and intention, sex, intimacy and relationships. Young @ HeartThisfilm is about a chorus of twenty-two senior citizens with an averageage of eighty. In preparation for a concert, they spend two monthslearning new material ranging from James Brown to The Clash. Young @Heart offers an encouraging vision of old age in which the depressioncommonly associated with decrepitude is held at bay by music making,camaraderie, and sense of humor.