Archive for July, 2011
Of the many opportunities to help people through this film, I am really looking forward to being there for this one.
These are the people who provide aging services at a local level. It is their case-workers and care-givers who are coming into our homes. No-one affects the lives of many LGBT older people more than these decision makers.
There is a new national study that will also be highlighted that evening. Ready To Serve shows that a majority of area agencies on aging want to address the specific needs of LGBT older people, but are unsure exactly how to go about it.
That’s why I am so excited to show the courageous elders in our film, Gen Silent. I think nothing gives the depth of understanding about the unique challenges LGBT older people face in such a short time. You “get it” after spending an hour in their shoes.
Gen Silent has merely shed some national light on a growing number of resources available to AAAs. I am so proud as a filmmaker to be sharing the evening with The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, SAGE, Ethos and the Riverside County Office on Aging.
But it’s not a flyby. I’ll be spending the next two days hoping to hear from AAA directors about their thoughts on the film. We have created a cultural competency curriculum using film clips. We are even making the film trailer available to those who want to put it in their presentations. All to get those statistics above to even out more. I hope folks will say hello, I am the one recovering from the red-eye with the energy drink.
My thanks to Robert McFalls, N4A, and Serena Worthington at SAGE for bringing us all together for a movie night!