“Coming of Age in Aging America: Challenges & Solutions”
The 2021 SilverSource Film & Awards event, “Coming of Age in Aging America: Challenges & Solutions,” will be held online on Wednesday, April 21, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
This virtual event will feature a panel discussion on the compelling issues raised by the film Coming of Age in Aging America, as well as presentation of the 2021 SilverSource Awards. The SilverSource Awards celebrate the exceptional contributions made to improve and enrich the lives of older adults in Fairfield County by individuals, organizations and volunteers.
Admission is free but registration is required (https://silversource.org). Registrants will be sent a link to view the film in advance, as well as a Zoom invitation to the discussion and awards.
“As we consider the challenges and benefits of an aging society, we look forward to bringing the community together to explore ideas and celebrate longevity at our film and awards event,” said Kathleen Bordelon, CEO, SilverSource. “We are excited to engage the community in this vital conversation about the shifting demographics that are changing our generational landscape and presenting challenges we must begin to address today.”
Americans are living longer than at any time in history, a staggering transformation. Coming of Age in Aging America is a film aimed at creating conversation and action around an aging society. The documentary raises topics that demand fresh perspective, a rethink and redesign of social policies and institutions, and innovative planning around the new reality.
The film panel discussion will be led by Roni Lang, LCSW, Center for Healthy Aging, Greenwich Hospital, and include filmmaker Christine Herbes-Sommers; Marie Allen, Executive Director, Southwestern CT Agency on Aging (SWCAA); Ellen Bromley, Director of Social Services, City of Stamford; and Ralph Blessing, Land Use Bureau Chief and Planning Director, City of Stamford.