UMass Dartmouth Gerontology Center hosts documentary screening and panel discussion

UMass Dartmouth's Gerontology Center, in collaboration with the Southeastern Massachusetts Alzheimer's Partnership, is pleased to present a screening of the film "Gen Silent" immediately followed by a panel discussion of the film, today, November 12, at 2 p.m., at UMass Dartmouth's Main Auditorium.

UMass Dartmouth's Gerontology Center, in collaboration with the Southeastern Massachusetts Alzheimer's Partnership, is pleased to present a screening of the film "Gen Silent" immediately followed by a panel discussion of the film, today, November 12, at 2 p.m., at UMass Dartmouth's Main Auditorium.

"Gen Silent" is the critically-acclaimed documentary from filmmaker Stu Maddux that asks six LGBT seniors if they will hide their friends, their spouses- their entire lives in order to survive in the care system. Their surprising decisions are captured through intimate access to their day-to-day lives over the course of a year. The documentary puts a face on what experts in the film call an epidemic: gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender older people so afraid of discrimination by caregivers or bullying by other seniors that many simply go back into the closet.

The Ora M. DeJesus Gerontology Center at UMass Dartmouth is a multi-disciplinary center dedicated to research and programs that provide education on the aging process and promote healthy, active living. For more information about Gerontology at UMass Dartmouth, please contact the Gerontology Center at 508-999-8376.



Departments : Directory Multidisciplinary Studies Dept