Healthy Aging Partnership

HAP is a coalition of more than 30 nonprofit, government and community organizations primarily in King County, Washington. We offer a wealth of information and resources to older adults and caregivers through education, outreach and promotion of a free confidential information and assistance line: 1-888-4elders.

The Healthy Aging Partnership Film Short Festival

Last fall, in honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act, the HAP invited Washington state filmmakers—both aspiring and experienced—to enter short films in a new festival dedicated to broadening the ways we think about aging. The film festival takes place on Tuesday, May 6. It will showcase stories and images that show the possibilities for aging with energy, vitality, creativity and compassion, and influence how we all see the process of aging.

The arts, and in particular film, create a unique access to the discussion of aging in our community. Filmmakers were asked to create short films that highlight positive aspects of aging and to develop multicultural and intergenerational collaborations to enhance and foster the supportive community needed to age well. Suggested themes were Activism, Arts, Boomers, Caregiving, Diversity, Health, Linguistically Diverse, Living with a Chronic Disease, Multigenerational, and Sage/Wisdom.

The Healthy Aging Partnership Film Short Festival takes place on Tuesday, May 6, at the Naked City Brewery, 8564 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle. A reception with no-host bar will start at 5:30 p.m., with the screenings from 7 to 9 p.m.

To join this exciting event, RSVP at www.surveymonkey.com/s/PX2CQ7N (reservations are required). If you have questions, e-mail HAP-events@4elders.org.

Questions?

For answers to your questions about health, wellness and everyday living as an older adult, call 1-888-4elders or email info@seniorservices.org.