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Fledgling Fund

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 • Leave a comment
fledgling-fund-logoTHE AGE OF LOVE is incredibly proud to have received a 2013 Fledgling Fund grant, awarded to documentary films ‘that have the potential to change hearts and minds and ignite social change through innovative distribution, strategic outreach and audience engagement.’Our plan is to design and distribute a complete, do-it-yourself Senior Speed Dating kit to be provided, along with a copy of the film, to community centers and healthy aging programs nationwide. The goal is to foster both a new conversation between generations about emotional needs, as well as to provide seniors with a useful, fun and much-needed social outlet.

Communities who organize an event will report local reaction, results and media attention back to this website, where anyone can then follow the progress of and response to the movement across the country (feature to launch later in 2014).

If you’d like to lend support to our project in your community, please let us know.

And, if you’re single and over 70, get ready to date!

Jazz legend Sarah McLawler records THE AGE OF LOVE soundtrack

Thursday, March 28th, 2013 • Leave a comment
 

We’re thrilled to announce that the hit 1940s ballad, 'Taking a Chance on Love', will be performed for THE AGE OF LOVE soundtrack by legendary composer/jazz singer Sarah McLawler and her all-women’s ensemble, ‘Sarah McLawler and Les Femmes Jazz’.

Since she first took the stage 65 years ago in Atlantic City. Sarah has worked with Dinah Washington, Pearl Bailey, Nat King Cole, Dionne Warwick, Art Tatum, Quincy Jones, Abbey Lincoln, Wynton Marsalis and many, many others.

Enjoy this clip from our recording session last week at Dubway Studios, NYC. Sarah plays piano standing up and without her shoes, but, at 87, she sure knows how to swing. Featuring Melissa Slocum on bass and Bernice Brooks on drums.

 

Speed Dating for Senior Citizens – a Big Hit!

Monday, January 28th, 2013 • Leave a comment
Back to the scene! At Rochester's first Senior Speed Dating event in the ballroom of Mario's Via Abruzzi, 15 men and 15 women went searching for love as a reporter from YNN looked on. Watch the clip broadcast that night throughout upstate New York.
 
 

The Way We Think of Aging

Sunday, January 20th, 2013 • Leave a comment
We don’t see old or infirm people much in movies or on TV. We love explosive gory death onscreen, but we’re not so enamored of the creeping, gray, incontinent kind. — Tim Kreider

That’s from an amazing article in today’s New York Times about the way we think of age and aging in our society (see: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/20/you-are-going-to-die/).

It was a few years ago that my uncle—a lifelong, solitary bachelor—moved into an independent living community. Within a month, he had met and fallen head-over-heels in love with a widow several years older.
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Two speed daters on a date in THE AGE OF LOVE

They were inseparable—holding hands as they wandered in the garden, sharing every meal in the dining room, and doing who-knows-what behind his locked bedroom door. Read more

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