The creators of Gen Silent visited Ithaca College for a presentation centered around a documentary film followed by audience discussion. Producer, Joseph Applebaum and Writer/Director, Stu Maddux brought their film, All the Lonely People, to share with an audience of Ithaca College students, health and aging professionals, and community members.
The film highlighted what they are calling “Life Hacks” for facing social isolation and loneliness. It places a human face on the hidden epidemic of chronic loneliness and isolation. Built on hope, it shares the latest research and interventions for individuals and communities and leaves audiences feeling empowered and reconnected.
The audience and 4 remote locations (Chemung, Herkimer, Sullivan, Steuben County Offices for the Aging) enjoyed the panel discussion that followed with filmmakers and aging experts Elizabeth Bergman, PhD and Becky Preve.
Gerontologist Elizabeth Bergman, PhD is an associate professor in the Health Promotion and Physical Education department at Ithaca College.
Becky Preve is the executive director at the Association on Aging New York.