New Old Age: Arts & Culture

Posted January 24, 2013
Have you guys seen this movie?  I haven't, but a friend was still reeling from it hours after she saw it this past weekend.  That combined with this article makes me want to see it.  Crazy I know, but I'm intrigued... The Brutal Truth of ‘Amour’ By PAULA SPAN It has been a few days since I left the movie theater in a bit of a daze, and I’m still thinking about “Amour.” So much of this already much-honored film rings utterly true: the way a long-married Parisian couple’s daily routines, their elegant life of books and music and art, can ...
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Free Event Today: Alzheimer’s in the Latino Community

Posted November 20, 2012
Here's an event happening later today helping highlight the impact Alzheimer's has on our Latino community.  I hope you can make it and my apologies for the late notice!  The Alzheimer’s Association®, Greater Illinois Chapter is seeking to reach the Latino community of Chicagoland with Spanish-speaking education programs. The program Alzheimer’s Disease in the Latino Community will take place from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 13 at the Cicero Public Library, 5225 W. Cermak Road, Cicero. The program will include a short film as well as an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on Latinos.To continue reading the entire ...
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New Old Age: YouTube Caregiving Video

Posted October 1, 2012
Has anyone heard of this?  It's a running "show" seven to eleven minutes long and the series will run indefinately on YouTube . This could be a good source for those unsure of how to approach caring for your parents.   The Drama of Aging and Caregiving, on YouTube By PAULA SPAN “I don’t want to take care of them,” Erica confesses in Episode 12 to the man she’s just slept with, speaking about her elderly parents. “Who does?” The man is the real estate broker who has just sold her parents’ home in San Francisco so that, after a year’s resentful ...
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Documentary: 'Kings Point': Aging out of retirement

Posted August 6, 2012
While this film may not be showing in Chicago, but with all it's acclaim, it may be available to eventually get on DVD.  Watching the trailer only makes me want to see more of it.   What are your thoughts? Kings Point Trailer 2 from Sari Gilman on Vimeo.     'Kings Point': Aging out of retirement By Sari Gilman, Special to CNN Editor's note: Sari Gilman is an Emmy-nominated film editor. Her documentary directing debut, Kings Point, opens in New York on Friday, August 3, and in Los Angeles on Friday, August 10. (CNN) -- In 1978 my grandparents moved from New York City to ...
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Bill Cosby Is 75

Posted July 20, 2012
The AAPR recently interview the beloved Bill Cosby.  I can't believe he's 75 now; oh how I loved The Cosby Show!  Enjoy the reading his take on getting older and healthier and... ENJOY THE WEEKEND! wiki images  Bill Cosby Is 75 Legendary comedian marks birthday with a new diet and the same irrepressible humor by: Lorenzo Benet | from: AARP The Magazine  Bill Cosby's birthday has spiraled out of control. "I'm not in charge of these things anymore," deadpans the actor, who turned 75 on July 12 and recently published his 12th book, I Didn't Ask to Be Born (But I'm Glad ...
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Local Spotlight: Mythos Movies

Posted July 2, 2012
After meeting Houston Roderick of Mythos Movies, I was so excited to share his amazing Chicago-based company with my readers.  This is a cutting edge concept & truly amazing the gift he is helping people to give their loved ones. Read his story below of how it all came to be & please reach out to him if you'd like to have a movie made!   A Little About "Mythos Movies"  I started Mythos Movies this year to give people an option when they realize, "Oh, my parents have all these stories that will be lost when they pass away.  ...
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Revived by Music

Posted June 11, 2012
Here's an amazingly inspiring story, from New Old Age, the New York Times blog on aging, of how music can make such a difference in the lives of the elderly, especially when dealing with dementia.  If you have a loved one going through this, I urge you to try some of their favorite music & please let us know if you find they become more responsive!  It's a wonderful thing Dan Cohen is doing!  Check out his website to learn more about his efforts. ALIVE INSIDE Clip of Henry (Short) from Michael Rossato-Bennett on Vimeo.  Revived by Music  By PAULA SPAN Maybe ...
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Save the Date: Indiana Documentary Premier of "Last Will & Embezzlement: Wed, 5/30

Posted May 9, 2012
While it may not be right in your backyard, it's still a worthy (and free!) event that will be raising awareness of the exploration of the elderly. Below the free event, held on Wed., 5/30, I've provided the details for the 5th Annual Gerontology Conference, which is on Thursday, 5/31.   FREE EVENT on WED, 5/30: Indiana premier of the documentary, “Last Will and Embezzlement”  O'Laughlin Auditorium at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN Wednesday, May 30, 2012 6 pm – 8 pm Dessert Reception *** Film *** Panel Discussion RSVP 574.239.8384 or TRAILER: This free-admission event will be open to ...
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Airing tonight on PBS: Independent Lens, a look at Dementia, From the Inside

Posted March 29, 2012
I just came across this & wanted to share ASAP since this will be airing later tonight on PBS.  The article from The New York Times' blog New Old Age provides the background on how the writer found more than he expected when he arrived at a senior living facility for research and met a woman living with Alzheimer's.     Dementia, From the Inside By JANE GROSS, Founding Blogger Scott Kirschenbaum’s new film, “You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t,” was supposed to be scripted and cast — a coherent story with a beginning, a middle and an ...
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