Sept. 27, 2019

Romance at 60, 80, even 100? Long-term or brand-new?
Explore the Possibilities at The Tull Family Theater’s FREE Event, Relationships and Aging

The Tull Family Theater is hosting a totally free event for the community—older adults, their family members, students who will be providing care for seniors, current caregivers and health providers—Relationships and Aging. The afternoon will explore romantic relationships among older adults, whether longtime or brand new.

This event is being held as part of RADical Days a giant thank-you to taxpayers who fund the Allegheny Regional Asset District, which supports The Tull Family Theater and other regional cultural and recreational assets.

Here’s the plan:

WHAT: Relationships and Aging, a film screening of humorous and heartfelt The Age of Love, followed by a panel discussion, plus free live music performed by members of the Pittsburgh Philharmonic

The film: A warmly applauded festival favorite, The Age of Love follows older adults in Rochester, N.Y., as they prepare for a dating event. For filmmaker Steven Loring, the film was a labor of love that helped him to better understand some of his own family members.

“I saw an opportunity to break social and generational barriers by looking at older adults not in terms of specific talents or communities, but through shared, human desires,” Loring shares. “…Regardless of age, I thought, who doesn’t understand loneliness, or intimacy, or the search for love?”

“Worth viewing, by anyone at any age,” concludes NPR-St. Louis.

“A touching and funny look into the lives of seniors who just want to find love.” — The Huffington Post

“Immensely honest…raw emotional drama and comedic touches.” — SeniorPlanet.org

“Honest, occasionally hilarious…emotionally moving,” says Gatehouse Media Syndicate. “Like its subjects, it deserves to have audiences fall in love with it.”

The panel:

Moderator Dr. Morgan Mihok, a geriatric physician with Allegheny Health Network, won enthusiastic response from the audience at the Theater’s inaugural senior event in June and is passionate about people continuing to enjoy a high-quality life as they age.

 

 

 

Dr. Lianne Glaus Vighetti, a doctor of health care ethics specializing in geriatric social work with UPMC Senior Care at Shadyside. She helps patients and families to sort our relationships as they age, including changing as one partner becomes a caregiver.

 

 

George Shannon, a Sewickley resident and retired sales executive, he became his wife’s caregiver for seven years and co-authored a book about his experience. Now he is transitioning into the single life.

 

 

 

Dr. Janie Harden Fritz, an expert in personal and professional interpersonal communication and faculty member at Duquesne University, has broached subjects at the core of longtime partnerships: honesty, negotiations, civility, romance intimacy, non-verbal communications and difficult relationships.

 

 

 

WHEN: Monday, Oct. 7, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Tull Family Theater, 418 Walnut Street, Sewickley

ADMISSION: Free, but advance registration is requested to make sure all those planning to attend have seats in the Large Screening Room. A limited number of wheelchair and companion seats are available. Seating is first-come, first-served.

To register:

 

The Tull Family Theater, a 501(c) (3) Pennsylvania nonprofit, is a film-based arts organization created to strengthen cultural, educational and entertainment experiences in the region northwest of Pittsburgh. Supported by diverse private, public, corporate and foundation revenue streams, the Theater counts among its donors Allegheny Regional Asset District, Huntington Bank, and more than 1,000 individuals and its patrons. Their support sustains and expands programming at this independent cinema in Sewickley offering two screens and an event/performance space.

Contact: Karen Ferrick-Roman, Karen@thetullfamilytheater.org, Cell 412.671.1456

 

 

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