Brookdale’s Celebrate Aging Film Festival Wins “Best of the Best” Award

BRENTWOOD, TN-Brookdale’s Celebrate Aging Film Festival has won an Argentum Best of the Best Award, which recognizes innovative new programs and services that are working to improve the future of senior living.

“We established the Celebrate Aging Film Festival to change the perception of aging, and it is doing just that,” said Carol Cummings, senior director of Optimum Life engagement at Brookdale. “It is an honor to receive the esteemed Best of the Best Award, which affirms the innovative work we are doing at Brookdale.”

Brookdale invited residents and associates from each of its communities to submit a five-minute short film, made using only an iPad, which paints aging in a positive light. Each community has at least one iPad available for residents to keep up-to-date with technology.

Seventy-four films were submitted to the first annual Celebrate Aging Film Festival, and nine received nominations for Best Acting, Best Technical Design, Best Writing, Best Picture and the Courage Award. All nine films were up for the Ecolab People’s Choice Award, with voting open to the public. Residents and associates gathered in Franklin, TN, for a red-carpet awards ceremony in October.

“The Celebrate Aging Film Festival gives our residents and associates an opportunity to work together creatively using the iPad technology,” said Cummings. “I am still in awe of the films our communities created. I can’t wait to see what they come up with this year!”

The 2018 Celebrate Aging Film Festival is scheduled for Wednesday, October 3, at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee. The event is generously sponsored by Ecolab.