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Growing old [electronic resource] / Journeyman Pictures (Firm)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, c2006
Location Call Number Status
 Web  HQ1064.U5 G768 2006    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Social work with older people -- United States
Aging -- Health aspects
Older people -- Counseling of
Age discrimination
Adulthood -- Psychological aspects
Streaming video
Physical Description 1 streaming video file (74 min.) : digital file, Flash (700 Kbps), sd., col.,
Note Streaming video
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Sept. 06, 2007
Title from distributor's description (viewed July 1, 2011)
Restrictions on Access Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Interest Grade Level 13 & up
Note - System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web
System requirements: Computer with Internet connection and ability to play streaming media including Flash
Language In English ; Closed-captioned
Credits Produced by Monkeyray Productions, Inc. ; producer and director, Michael Neel
Contents Retirement Plans Interrupted by Illness (4:38) -- Aging, Longevity, Health, and Happiness (4:45) -- Senior Citizens with Mental Illness (3:31) -- Why Doctors Treat Mentally Ill Senior Citizens (3:27) -- Changing the Negative Image of Aging (2:55) -- Options for Seniors with Deteriorating Health (3:38) -- Positive Attitude and Aging (3:54) -- Aging: Are Nursing Homes the Answer? (3:14) -- Aging: Loss of Independence (2:43) -- Aging: End of Life in Nursing Home and Hospice Care (2:48) -- Aging: When Is Hospice the Answer? (3:00) -- Aging: Special Medical Treatment (5:07) -- Old Age: Young at Heart (4:35) -- Impact of Aging Population on Society (3:38) -- Assisted Living or Life on the Streets? (5:22) -- Is American in Denial About Death? (1:37) -- Caregiver Depression (3:30) -- Colon Cancer Screening: Value of a Colonoscopy (4:08) -- Death: Finite or Circle of Life? (2:11)
Summary Most people are unwilling to confront aging-even many seniors live in denial of it. Some fear losing their independence and autonomy, while others simply can't accept the graying of their hair. This program explores the varied landscape of aging in America, presenting the realities-physical, medical, emotional, and economic-of growing old in a youth-obsessed society. Whether they are well off in retirement, financially marginalized, in good health, or terminally ill, the film's participants provide moving and provocative commentary and raise several challenging questions. What exactly is the healthy way to grow old? Is age a disease to be battled or a beautiful stage of life to be embraced and celebrated? Perhaps most importantly, how can we reverse our society's neglect of the elderly?
Series Films on Demand
Alternate Author Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Films Media Group
Journeyman Pictures (Firm)

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