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May 3, 2011 > Film Festival for All Generations

Film Festival for All Generations

Submitted By Gwendolyn Mitchell/Marina Hinestrosa

Aging With Excellence Film Festival invites Santa Clara County residents to participate in a full-day festival of films celebrating positive aging. This event includes presentations from filmmakers, an intergenerational panel, and informational booths about resources and services for older adults in Santa Clara County.

Projections indicate that Santa Clara County's senior population will double in the next 10 years and by 2030, the population of residents over age 75 will triple. The numbers are largely driven by the "baby boomers"-individuals born between 1946 and 1964. As the senior population in Santa Clara Valley continues to increase, healthier lifestyle choices are not an option but a necessity. The information and services provided at this event will encourage seniors, families and caregivers to embrace aging with excellence and to celebrate positive aging in Silicon Valley.

Films to be presented include:

An Academy Award-winning documentary about a senior citizen chorus and an elementary school chorus who practice for a combined concert and dissolve many stereotypes about each other.

Seniors in their 70s, 80s and 90s compete in demanding sports at the Senior Olympics and become stronger and more active as years go by.

Learning to live an active, positive life with severe COPD/emphysema with the help of supplemental oxygen.

A story about disabilities, health and healing, attitude, choice and intention, sex, intimacy and relationships.

Seven women ages 48 to 63 speak with candor and humor about the reality of aging.

Fred, a retired 77-year-old hypochondriac widower moves to an apartment in Madrid, Spain, where he meets his next-door neighbor, Elsa, an elderly and feisty Argentinean. A Spanish language film with English subtitles.

This film festival is hosted by Santa Clara County Department of Aging and Adult Services, The Aging Services Collaborative of Santa Clara County in conjunction with Good Samaritan Hospital's Health to You.

Aging with Excellence Film Festival
Saturday, May 7
9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Good Samaritan Hospital
Health to You Auditorium
2425 Samaritan Dr., San Jose
(408) 975-4848

$10 registration fee includes a box lunch.
Register online at

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