Local Film Festival to Honor 50th Anniversary of the Older Americans Act

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The Healthy Aging Partnership—a coalition of nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and individuals in Seattle-King County—has issued a call for short films about positive aging (i.e., with energy, vitality, creativity and compassion).

Individuals and organizations from throughout Washington state are welcome to submit films showing older adults—boomers and seniors—engaged in activism, arts, caregiving, health promotion, work, multigenerational and multicultural activities, and other inspiring pursuits. Winning entries will be viewed at "Celebrating Aging in America: A Film Festival in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Older Americans Act" during Older Americans Month (May 2014).

Statements of intent to submit a film project are encouraged now. The deadline for entering your intent to submit a film short is January 31, 2014. Finished projects are not due until April. For more information, click here.

For more information about local recognition of Older Americans Month, click here. To add your event to the Older Americans Month calendar, e-mail details (who-what-where-when-why-and-how) to editor@agewisekingcounty.org.