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#65&Older - A multimedia project

$35,000 goal

Campaign created 5 months ago
#65&Older is a multimedia interactive project. I will be interviewing 1500 65+ year old individuals (and their families, significant others, friends...) to learn about the paths their lives have taken and how they will be/are dealing with getting older. 

The multi-year project will include a book with photographs, video from each interview, a docu-series and broadcast series/special, 

Why this is a significant and important project: 
47.8 million
The number of people age 65 and older in the United States on July 1, 2015. This group accounted for 14.9 percent of the total population. The age 65 and older population grew 1.6 million from 2014.

i joined this group on March 31st, 2018!

i look forward to having the time to enjoy my “retirement”. But this time gives me time to reflect, think about where I’ve been, what I’ve accomplished, what I could have or should have done differently, my legacy. And now I have plenty of time to WORRY! 

I worry about my parents, my wife, my kids, my kid’s kids, my sister, nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, friends, my dog too, ending up alone, being a burden to others, having enough money. 

I worry about my thinning hair, my hearing - will I need a hearing aid, my eyesight - will I be able to keep driving, will I lose my teeth, will I be able to walk on my own? 

I worry about being alone, not being in love, not holding someone’s hand. I worry about never being kissed again! 

I worry about having to pee - a lot. And having to always know where a bathroom is, will I end up wearing an adult diaper? 

I worry if I’ll ever forget everything...everything I’ve been worrying about.

I worry a lot! Maybe I worry too much? 

More facts: 
98.2 million
The projected population of people age 65 and older in 2060. People in this age group will comprise nearly one in four U.S. residents. Of this number, 19.7 million will be age 85 or older.

Historically: 
After a meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens, President John F. Kennedy encouraged all Americans to pay tribute to older people across the country by designating May 1963 as Senior Citizens Month. Every president since has issued a formal proclamation during or before the month of May in support of older Americans. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a proclamation changing the name of this observance to Older Americans Month. This month continues to be a time to celebrate the age 65 and older population through ceremonies, events and public recognition.

#65&Older will engage, motivate and inspire us to celebrate Senior Citizen Day EVERY DAY! 

Let’s start a conversation about how you can participate. Yes, I need financing for the project, but I’m also interested in finding those who would like to share their story. Let’s talk.
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$35,000 goal

Campaign created 5 months ago
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