Elders in tune
Every one of us is gradually moving toward old age, and more and more of us seem likely to live right up to the century mark.
In a youth-oriented culture, the prospect of age-related decline is uncomfortable to contemplate. Yet while we must indeed adjust to the inevitable changes, old age need not be a life of inescapable irrelevance, loneliness and pain. The evidence for this is amply demonstrated in the award-winning documentary film “Lives Well Lived” by Sky Bergman.
The heartfelt film reminds us that people aged 75 to 100 can not only have a rich lives, but can add to all of ours, if we only have the have the good sense to listen and learn. The film brings to the fore the experiences of 40 people in that age group who had lived a collective 3,000 years when the film was made (official release February 2018).
“The Department of Aging and Adult Services is excited to bring this documentary to the residents of Santa Clara County,” said Diana Miller, seniors agenda project manager. “We want to ensure an inclusive, fully livable community for all our residents.”
People of any age can get a taste of the secrets, wit and wisdom that go along with aging with grace and dignity when the film screens three times in Santa Clara County in October. It is presented by Age-Friendly Silicon Valley. The County of Santa Clara was recently deemed by the World Health Organization to be the first one with the county itself and all of its cities to be members of the WHO’s global age-friendly network.
Coming soon: ‘Lives Well Lived’ presented by Age Friendly Silicon Valley
- Palo Alto: Sunday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. Channing House, 850 Webster St. RSVP: https://lwlpaloalto.eventbrite.com
- San Jose: Monday, Oct. 8 at 5:30 p.m. 3Below Theater, 288 S. Second St. RSVP: www.lwlsanjose.eventbrite.com
- Morgan Hill: Tuesday, Oct. 9, 12:45 p.m. Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey St. RSVP: www.lwlmorganhill.eventbrite.com
The screenings are free to all, but a ticket is required.