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Film and Panel Discussion: “Coming of Age in Aging America”

May 17, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A screening of the 2017 American Public Television/PBS documentary examining the approach of a global demographic where a majority of the population will be more than 50 years old will be followed by a panel discussion. The film also examines the far-reaching implications for America’s social and economic institutions as they adapt to this transformation. Panelists are Melissa Chalker, deputy director at the NJ Foundation for Aging; Susan Hoskins, executive director of the Princeton Senior Resource Center; Olga F. Jarrin, assistant professor of nursing science at Rutgers University and director of the Community Health & Aging Outcomes Laboratory; and Ev Liebman, director of advocacy, AARP of New Jersey.Coffee and dessert will be served.


The “Coming of Age in Aging America” documentary and accompanying website have been designed as tools to change the conversation about aging and how our new longevity will bring  a systemic transformation of our society. The film’s central thesis is that an aging society is not just about old people – it’s about all people now and in the future. It’s about our fundamental institutions, policies and systems and how to approach re-engineering them.

Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton Senior Resource Center

Funding and support provided by Terra Nova Films and the Re-Imaging of Aging Project



May 17, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm