The Film & Video Collection has a rich collection of media that addresses aging in America. Below, you will find selections from the Collection that includesdocumentaries, television shows and feature films.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender older people who fought the first battles for equality now face so much fear of discrimination, bullying and abuse in the care setting that many are hiding their lives to survive.
Explores the lack of respect for elders in the United States compared to other cultures and examines ways in which Americans can age well despite the youth-oriented culture and lack of societal support.
Explores the problems and challenges associated with the increasing percentage of older people in the United States. Covers topics such as the quality of life that will be experienced by older Americans, the relationship between America's youth-oriented society and its elders, the ability of Medicare and Social Security to meet the needs of the aging baby boomers, the increasing financial burden on younger Americans.
Medical advances have enabled an unprecedented number of Americans to live longer, healthier lives. But for millions of elderly, living longer can also mean a debilitating physical decline that often requires an immense amount of care, just when there are fewer caregivers to provide it.
This documentary, using interviews with women who talk about love, love as they age, and love with younger partners, looks at social attitudes towards relationships between older women and younger men.
Georges and Anne are a couple of retired music teachers enjoying life in their eighties. However, Anne suddenly has a stroke at breakfast and their lives are never the same. That incident begins Anne's harrowingly steep physical and mental decline as Georges attempts to care for her at home as she wishes.
After a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, Doris finds her world turned upside down by a handsome new coworker and a self-help guru that inspires her to take a chance on love. Hello, My Name Is Doris is a late-life coming-of-age story.
Shows the conflicts between three generations of the Thayers. The crotchety old professor and his wife spend their summer together on a lake in New England. The couple agrees to mind their estranged daughter's boyfriend's son, while the daughter and boyfriend go on a trip. The boy bonds with the old man in a way his daughter never did. Shows the terrors and graces of aging.
Bill Bryson, instead of retiring, challenges himself to hike the Appalachian Trail but the only person he can find willing to join him on the trek is his long-lost former friend Katz, a down-on-his-luck serial philanderer.