SJC to Host "Visions of Aging" Film Series

PATCHOGUE, NY – OCTOBER 12, 2011 – St. Joseph’s College, in conjunction with Gerontology Professionals of Long Island, will host a film series with inspiring movies about aging on Sunday, October 30, 2011. “Visions of Aging” will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. in the D’Ecclesiis Auditorium on the Long Island Campus of St. Joseph’s College.

“This may be the first film festival on Long Island dedicated to the theme of aging and we are proud to join the Gerontology Professionals of Long Island in making it possible,” said Carolyn Gallogly, Ph.D., associate professor of community health and human services at St. Joseph’s College. “We hope that many young people will also attend this festival and consider the field of gerontology as a career option in our aging society.”

The movies that will be shown include Gen Silent, a documentary about the oppression that elder lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals face now after years of battling for equality, and Young@Heart, a 2007 documentary following an all senior choral group that performs unexpected songs from popular artists. 

This event includes a suggested donation of $10, $5 for seniors. For more information, contact Dr. Gallogly at 631.687.1242 or visit www.gpli.org.

St. Joseph’s College is located at 155 W. Roe Blvd. in Patchogue, and is accessible via the South Service Road of Sunrise Highway, just east of Exit 52 (Waverly Avenue).

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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