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photo Positive Images of Aging
From Terra Nova Films
and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education

This compilation DVD enables instructors and discussion leaders to utilize 14 different video segments, three to five minutes in length, each of which reflects on a positive aspect of aging. The chaptered DVD structure offers instant access to any of the segments, which can be shown individually or together as needed, and can easily be incorporated into a classroom lecture or PowerPoint presentation. The video clips included are: Changing Perceptions of Aging; Positive Adjustment as We Age; Intimacy in the Elder Years; Family Ties, Grandparenting, and Mentoring; Foster Grandparents; Wisdom and Courage in Elderhood; Creative Aging; Beauty in Aging; Spirited Senior Softball plus five bonus Features on Longevity, Genetics versus Lifestyle, Diet and Exercise, Calorie Restriction; Aging Statistics; A Visit with Centenarians.

56 minutes
Purchase $195 DVD
Order No. QA-515

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To rent or purchase this film, please visit the Icarus Films website