The 2021 SilverSource Film & Awards event, “Coming of Age in Aging America: Challenges & Solutions,” will be held online on Wednesday, April 21, at 6:00pm, and features a panel discussion about the film Coming of Age in Aging America led by Roni Lang, LCSW, Department of Psychiatry, Greenwich Hospital.
In addition to filmmaker Christine Herbes-Sommers, the panel will also feature several local experts on issues critical to aging including 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.
“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 and opportunities we must begin to address today.”
The virtual event will also include presentation of the 2021 SilverSource Awards, which celebrate the exceptional contributions made to improve and enrich the lives of older adults in Fairfield County by individuals, organizations and volunteers, particularly during the pandemic.
Admission is free but registration is required (https://silversource.org). Registrants will be sent a link to view the film, Coming of Age in Aging America, in advance of the event, as well as a Zoom invitation to the discussion and awards.
This program has been approved for Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal.
Approval also meets the continuing education criteria for CT LMFTs, LPCs, and licensed psychologists.
SilverSource provides a safety net to seniors in need, to keep a roof over their heads, with the heat and lights on, food on the table and the medical care they need. In addition, the SilverSource “Ride to Wellness” program provides free transportation for older residents traveling to and from medical appointments. SilverSource, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, located at 2009 Summer Street, Stamford, CT 06905. www.SilverSource.org.
About the Film
Coming of Age in Aging America was made by Vital Pictures and funded by the John A. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, AARP, and the Silver Century Foundation. Filmmaker Christine Herbes-Sommers has produced more than 100 hours of programming for public television, and has been honored with two duPont-Columbia Awards.