“We recognize ageism as an issue in our society and we are working together to help build more age-friendly communities,” said Interior Savings CEO Kathy Conway, who called the film a fitting way to usher in March as Okanagan Embrace Aging Month.
Loring said the documentary was released two years ago, depicting the adventures of 30 seniors in Rochester, NY, who signed up for a seniors’ speed dating event for the first time in their lives.
My grandparents were of the era where being in their late 60s was old, aging was about decline and living in comfort and security.
“Today, my mom is 80 and works out at a gym three times a week with a personal trainer and she can probably outlift me.” Loring said in seeking permission to film the adults in his documentary, he was stunned by how open they were to the process, as all 30 people he asked signed off on it.
“I’m kind of a one-man team marketing this film all over the world before selling the rights for release on DVD or Netflix.” Loring said the idea to make the film developed from the experience of his mom, after his dad passed away when she was 70.
“She said to me one day, nobody is ever going to hug me again now that our dad is gone. In that situation, you think about dealing with the house and getting the paperwork squared away.” Loring said.
“But you tend to forget about the everyday part of life of being touched by someone and being part of team, and now you are just old.” Loring said he also had a 78-year-old uncle residing in an assisted living seniors’ community.
From luxurious accommodation options to locally inspired dining options, candlelit gondola rides to speed dating on chair lifts, Big White mixes some classic romantic activities with a few unusual options for this Valentine’s Day: Located in the picturesque Okanagan Valley and a short 55-minute drive from Kelowna International Airport, the award-winning Big White Ski Resort is British Columbia’s second largest resort and boasts the most ski-in, ski-out accommodation in Canada.
We are committed to fostering the integration of varied and diverse theoretical perspectives which contribute to holding central the dynamic interplay between individuals and their environments.
“There are tremendous research opportunities for students who come here to complete their master’s degree in Social Work,” says Professor Judy Gillespie.
The Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan (PGAMO) is more than an epic ride through the heart of British Columbia’s wine country. The beauty of the Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan (PGAMO) is that everyone will finish in Penticton with a smile on his/her face. on Sunday, July 8th, 2018 from Penticton’s Gyro Park (also the site of the Finish Area).
It’s an entire weekend of cycling, family fun, and Okanagan sunshine. Click on the Ride Categories below to find out more about the routes.