Premiere Screening: "Our Elders, Our Selves: Visiting the Past, Planning for Our Future"

Aging and Disability Services (ADS) invites you to the premiere screening of Our Elders, Our Selves: Visiting the Past, Planning for Our Future, a documentary about the evolution of aging programs and services in Seattle-King County.

The film features interviews with former Seattle mayors Wes Uhlman and Norman B. Rice as well as current Mayor Ed Murray; Seattle City Councilmember and former Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens director Tom Rasmussen; ADS director Maureen Linehan and former directors Mark Stensager, Denise Klein, and Pamela Piering; current and past ADS Advisory Council members George Dicks, Kaylene Moon, and Diane Snell; and a host of other leaders in the Aging Network. In addition, several senior centers appear in the film.

ADS planner Karen Winston served as project coordinator. ADS planner Irene Stewart researched local history and developed the script. The film was produced by Edgar Riebe, Captive Eye Media.

"We can celebrate an amazing history, but we also look to the future," said Ms. Winston, who coordinates development of the four-year Area Plan on Aging for Seattle-King County. "We look forward to hearing what viewers have to say about programs and services in the future. We're saving some time for 'open mic' feedback, and we'll have print copies of a survey we're conducting about issues facing older adults in our region."

The documentary screening is scheduled on Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. in the Bertha Knight Landes Room at Seattle City Hall (600 4th Avenue, in downtown Seattle). The public is welcome to attend; however, RSVPs are appreciated: aginginfo@seattle.gov.

Everyone who attends will receive a commemorative history timeline.

For more information about Our Elders, Our Selves, click here.

For accessibility information, visit www.seattle.gov/cityclerk/services-and-programs/accessibility-and-requests-for-accommodations. To request an additional accommodation, call 206-684-0662 or e-mail aginginfo@seattle.gov.