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Age at the Movies: Still Watching

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Rhoda Goldman Plaza

2180 Post Street

San Francisco, CA 94115

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“Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up”: The Role of Film Watching and Film Study for Older Adults

Movies can link us with our past, bringing back memories not only of the stars, the costumes and the settings but also of who we saw the film with, where we saw it, how we bonded over certain films with certain people. Join us for presentations by Rachel Main of the Alzheimer’s Association and co-founder of Creative Aging San Francisco, and Mary Scott, film history professor.

Rachel Main is the Family Support Coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association, connecting patients and their care partners with education programs, support groups, care consultations, and other support and services. She is also the co-founder of Creative Aging San Francisco, a collective of individuals passionate about creative arts and healthy aging.

Mary Scott has been a professor of Film History and Film Production for many years, in the Bay Area and internationally. She trained with the Zen Hospice project and volunteers at Laguna Honda Hospital’s Hospice Ward, and teaches Film Studies to older adults at SFSU’s OLLI program.

In this forum, Rachel will provide an overview of the "Movie Moments at the Vogue" program and explore how dementia-inclusive creativity and cultural arts events can foster thriving communities. Mary will look at the role of films and film-going. We’ll watch plenty of film clips!

Thank you to our sponsor, the Rhoda Goldman Plaza, and to the amazing group of volunteers who help make our forums possible.

Refreshments Will Be Served!

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