I’d Rather Stay documentary video screenings: reflecting back and looking forward

In celebration of Senior’s Week 2014, our community partners are hosting two upcoming screenings of I’d Rather Stay:

  • 1:30 pm, Monday June 02: Fraser River Presentation Theatre, Langley
  • 7:00 pm, Thursday June 05: Maple Ridge Municipal Hall, Maple Ridge

These are free events, and everyone is welcome to attend.

Our excitement in sharing I’d Rather Stay and facilitating conversation about ‘what makes a neighbourhood a good place to grow old,’ is also cause to reflect on our November documentary video premiere at Vancity Theatre. Our Active Streets Active People (ASAP) team hosted >200 attendees for a screening and discussion. This included older adult representatives from 9 different British Columbia community-based organizations. The discussion was both heartfelt and constructive. We heard from older adults themselves, doctors, urban planners, and concerned citizens. The focus was on what different Greater Vancouver municipalities are doing to make their neighbourhoods more ‘age-friendly,’ and strategizing for greater future actions. From talking to participants, we know the event not only helped to enliven old connections but also encouraged participants to form new ones.

Here are a few photo highlights (by Christina Thiele): 

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Kamlesh Seti, documentary participant with Thea Franke, CHHM Project Manager

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Bett and Roy Bull, documentary participants with Callista Haggis, Director

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Full house!

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