Blueprint for Aging, a project of Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw, hosted the Ann Arbor film premiere of The Embrace of Aging: The female perspective of growing old. Created by Keith Famie of Visionalist Entertainment Productions, The Embrace of Aging was the culmination of 16 months of filming that captured the diverse and inspirational journey of women as they age. The film also prominently featured local breast cancer patients and doctors from the University of Michigan Health System.
Nearly 500 attendees enjoyed the evening that included speakers Rich Homberg, President and CEO of WTVS Detroit Public Television and Dr. Cathy Lysack, former Deputy Director of the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University, followed by a musical performance from Jill Jack and the Detroit Women’s Project and the film premiere. To conclude the event, Catholic Social Services President Larry Voight thanked event sponsors NuStep, Evangelical Homes of Michigan, Glacier Hills, and Silver Maples of Chelsea and program participants who helped make the premiere a success.
The Blueprint for Aging receives funding from the Anna Botsford Back Fund and Washtenaw County Coordinated Funding as lead agency to assure the community outcome of increasing or maintaining independent living factors for vulnerable, low income adults who are 60 years of age and older. Blueprint for Aging’s mission is to create and maintain positive community change to increase quality of life and independence of Washtenaw County older adults and their allies. The Embrace of Aging event reflects a commitment by the Blueprint for Aging and its partners to promote images of positive aging for our community.