Many current events, publications, movies, websites and more deserve our attention as we contemplate our aging, and as we age. The SCF gives you a heads-up on some of these on this web page that is frequently updated.
“The Visitor” is a poignant film about a middle-aged economics professor who has lost all interest in his work and his life until he meets a young, Syrian musician and his Senegalese girlfriend.
Look for this independent feature film in current release (summer, 2008) in art theaters across the country. “The Visitor” is a poignant story about a middle-aged economics professor (Richard Jenkins), who has lost all interest in his work and his life until he meets a young, Syrian musician and his Senegalese girlfriend. Thomas McCarthy (director of “The Station Agent”) wrote and directed the film.
The Silver Century Foundation promotes a positive view of aging. The Foundation challenges entrenched and harmful stereotypes, encourages dialogue between generations, advocates planning for the second half of life, and raises awareness to educate and inspire everyone to live long, healthy, empowered lives.
"Adding years to people's lives through the magic of science and medicine, however impressive, is an insufficient ambition for American Society. Our objective, must be to add new life to those years."
President John F. Kennedy, 1961 White House Conference on Aging