Every day, 10,000 Americans turn 65 years old, and every day, they’re redefining what it means to grow older. At GreatCall, we truly believe that technology is transforming the way Americans age, and have seen its positive impact first-hand. As a company that creates products and services that work together to allow older adults to stay safe, connected and healthy, stories of older adults inspire us every day.
To that end, we recently challenged documentary filmmakers to tell a story to start a conversation about what growing older means in our current culture, and maybe even how technology is impacting that journey. Here is filmmaker Samuel Wolfe’s thoughts on his take on this subject.
I Will Not Be Lost in Time
“On an unassuming cliffside home on Whidbey Island, Washington is a man whose artwork is recognizable to most everyone in the small, maritime community. Most well-known for watercolor renditions of local sites and landmarks, it’s not uncommon to find prints of Perry Woodfin’s art in local households, bars and coffee shops, and at the Saturday Farmer’s Market. After interviewing him nearly ten years ago for a project unrelated to his art, I knew I’d have to return someday to tell the rest of his story. Watch to see how technological advancements are affecting his audiences, his relationships, and what he defines as his legacy.”
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