By Rick Banas of assisted living provider BMA Management, Ltd.
As part of its ongoing effort to fight ageism, the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) sponsored its second annual Short Film Competition on Ageism.
Seventy-six films from 15 countries were submitted for consideration.
I was in the audience at Community 2012, ALFA’s annual conference, for a screening of the film that was awarded First Place honors.
The film, “Life is a Ball,” was created by Zac Greenbaum of Pilotfish Productions, LLC.
The film emphasizes that aging is something to embrace. Life is a ball; we should get the most out of it no matter our age.
I invite you to take 3 minutes and 51 seconds to see Zach’s creation for yourself.
If you would another reason to feel good about life, I also invite you to take a look at an inspiring video that was shown at ALFA’s Community 2012 conference. The video features residents of Clark Retirement Community in Grand Rapids, Michigan, lip dub (lip singing) to Michael Buble’s “Feeling Good.”
To produce the video, which has been recognized by the Most Watched Today website as the first ever senior citizen lip dub, the retirement community teamed up with students, alumni and faculty of Grand Valley State University.
“BMA Management is the leading provider of affordable assisted living in Illinois
and one of the 20 largest providers of assisted living in the United States.”