Initiatives on Aging Program to Sponsor Film Series, Conference

Initiatives on Aging Program to Sponsor Film Series, Conference

The Initiatives on Aging program will sponsor a monthly film series this academic year, featuring popular movies that spotlight issues and topics related to aging.

The film series, which also is supported by the College of Arts and Sciences, Connell School of Nursing, Graduate School of Social Work, Lynch School of Education and Carroll School of Management, begins Sept. 25 with a screening of "Space Cowboys," at 7 p.m. in Higgins 300.

Other films to be shown this fall are "Cocoon," on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in Higgins 300, and "A Woman's Tale," on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in Fulton 511.

Initiatives on Aging is an outgrowth of the Jesuit Institute Seminar on Aging and Ethics, which for the past three years has drawn scholars from the fields of philosophy, law, social work, nursing, sociology, economics, theology, finance, psychology and management.

In addition, Initiatives on Aging announced recently that it will hold the first of three annual conferences from March 16-18. Titled "The Science and Ethics of Aging Well" and funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, the conference series will explore end-of-life issues, aging and technology, and cross-generational responsibility.

For information about these and other Initiatives on Aging activities, contact Rachel Pruchno at ext.2-1594 or

-Sean Smith


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