Brookdale Senior Living Hosts Inaugural Celebrate Aging Film Festival

Brookdale Senior Living Hosts Inaugural Celebrate Aging Film Festival

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 3, 2017 – For the last few months, residents at senior living communities across the country wrote, filmed, directed and edited their own 5 minute movie, using only an iPad, for the inaugural Brookdale Celebrate Aging Film Festival.

Approximately 74 films were narrowed down to nine in the Best Picture, Best Writing, Best Acting, Best Technical Design categories. The nine were all eligible for the Ecolab’s People Choice Award, voted on by the public. The nine finalists were all eligible for the Ecolab’s People Choice Award, voted on by the public. Click here to vote; voting ends October 2nd. In addition to those awards, one film will receive the Courage Award. This category will highlight the film that tells the story of courageous older adults who are living life to the fullest in the face of aging challenges.

The Brookdale Celebrate Aging Film Festival will be held at the Franklin Theatre, in Franklin, Tennessee, on October 4, 2017. The red carpet event will start at 1:30 p.m. 

WHAT:           Celebrate Aging Film Festival


WHERE:         Franklin Theatre
                        419 Main St.
                        Franklin, TN 37064

WHEN:           Wednesday, October 4, 2017, with the red carpet event starting at 1:30 p.m.



  • Interview finalists and accompanying associate about the event and their respective film.
  • Interview members of Brookdale leadership about the Celebrate Aging Film project and awards show.
  • Take pictures and/or video of the seniors on the red carpet.


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About Brookdale

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is the leading operator of senior living communities throughout the United States. The Company is committed to providing senior living solutions primarily within properties that are designed, purpose-built and operated to provide the highest-quality service, care and living accommodations for residents. Brookdale operates independent living, assisted living, and dementia-care communities and continuing care retirement centers, with approximately 1,039 communities in 46 states and the ability to serve approximately 102,000 residents as of June 30, 2017. Through its ancillary services program, the Company also offers a range of outpatient therapy, home health and hospice services.


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