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AgeOn Summer Film & Lecture Series: Grow Old Along With Me–Poetry of Aging – July 29, 2019

July 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$5 – $10

Institute on Aging is excited to announce our AgeOn Summer Film & Lecture Series, devoted to exploration of creative aging and acceptance of the aging journey. This series is curated by IOA’s own Dr. Patrick Arbore, who will lead an hour-long, lively instruction and discussion after each movie. Continuing Education units will be available for those who are interested.

Date: Monday, July 29, 2019, 4 PM (Doors open at 3:15 p.m.) Light snacks, coffee & water will be provided.

Place: Institute on Aging, 3575 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118

Parking: Limited street parking around the building. Public transportation is nearby.

Cost: $10, General Admission; $5.00 students and seniors (62+)



About the Film

This original, 57-minute PBS special, Grow Old Along with Me—The Poetry of Aging, is hosted by renowned thespians,Julie Harris and Richard Kiley (with James Earl Jones, Hume Cronyn, Leni Sonnenfeld, Frederick and Claske Franck, Shirley Verrett, and Buddhist nun Pema Chodron), wherein aging experiences are shared through the process of reciting poetry, which becomes wonderfully accessible through the sharing of the creative elders’ personal hopes, fears, and insights. These well-loved artists and teachers reassure us that the work of achieving authenticity in later years is within our reach. With grounded honesty, these older adults address their imagination, intimacy, aloneness, acceptance of the reality of death, and the blessings of peace and nature as they grow older–-with hope. Their insights on the process and effects of aging show us how to adapt gracefully to the changes taking place in our bodies, in our relationships, and in the very circumstances of our lives. This film won a Cine Golden Eagle Award. Directors: Anne Macksoud and John Ankele.

After the film, Dr. Patrick Arbore will take us into an hour-long lecture and discussion.

About your host and instructor: Patrick Arbore, Ed.D

Patrick began his career in the field of aging in 1973. He is the Founder and Director of the Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention and Grief Related Services (CESP), and the Founder of Friendship Line—-programs at Institute on Aging in San Francisco. Patrick conducts workshops and presents lectures, both locally and nationally, and is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on a variety of aging-related topics. He is a Senior Lecturer at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, CA; an occasional Lecturer in the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley; and an Adjunct Faculty member at The Wright Institute. Patrick is the recipient of several awards including: the 2013 Mental Health and Aging Award presented by the American Society on Aging; a Silver Medalist for Public Service sponsored by the Jefferson Award Regional Committee; and the 2016 Norma Satten Community Service Innovation Award for his commitment to human rights and community living.


As a result of attending this program, participants will be able to:

  • Employ at least three techniques towards the exploration of valuable creative aging
  • Identify at least two ways in which all older adults are similar
  • Recognize at least 4 areas of diversity within the older-adult population
  • Define the term “positive aging,” offering three hallmarks attributed to this term
  • Acknowledge that the phenomenon of aging is a part of life, a normal stage in human development

Continuing Education for this program will be available at no extra charge (2.0 Continuing Education Units): APA; BRN; CAMFT (serves LCSW/MFT); MCLE.

All Continuing Education certificates will be delivered digitally, within 5 days of the event. An evaluation-test will be provided to all CE registrants, who must then attend the entire program and turn in their evaluation at the end of the program in order to qualify for a CE certificate.

Introductory Level: No prior knowledge of the specific content area is needed in order for you to participate fully and effectively in the workshop. The information or skills will be (or may be) new for those who enroll.

American Psychological Association (APA): Institute on Aging is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Institute on Aging maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), Provider # CEP13610, for 2.0 Contact Hours.

CAMFT: Institute on Aging is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for this program. IOA maintains responsibility for the course and its content. Course meets the qualifications for 2.0 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. CAMFT provider number is #135377.

State Bar of California (MCLE) : Course meets the qualifications for 2.0 hours of continuing education credit for Attorneys (Provider #13264).

Funding for this program is provided by the JULIAN S. DAVIS, MD, LECTURESHIP FUND


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