Positive Aging Conference 2016

Light Years director Claire Panke gave a presentation at this year’s Positive Aging Conference in Washington, DC (August 2016) entitled “Light Years: Illuminating Later Life with Positive Media Images.”

The talk (which included the film’s 4-minute trailer), reviewed the subtle and not-so-subtle ways that media images influence our feelings about older people and about our own aging…and revealed many of the positive truths of respect & affection that get muted by the mythology of aging = bad. 

The room was full of some of the brightest visionaries in the field of positive, creative, conscious aging – it was a thrill to present to them. A lively and thoughtful discussion followed, and then a standing ovation!

Fuel to get to the finish line :)