Senior Olympics Documentary Screening In New Rochelle
New Rochelle, NY - United Hebrew of New Rochelle has announced an event celebrating active seniors called “We Are Champions: Senior Athletes in Motion”.As part of this special salute to active seniors, United Hebrew will screen the Westchester premier of the award-winning documentary, “Age of Champions” on their Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus.
“Age of Champions” tells the story of senior Olympians - a 100-year-old tennis champion, 86-year-old pole vaulter, swimming brothers, and a team of basketball grandmothers - and their incredible ability to perform and go for the gold at the National Senior Games in Sacramento, California. The film captures the inspirational stories of these competitors as they tackle the challenges of getting older with uplifting grace, humor and optimism.
“We are very excited to be focusing an event on seniors that have found exercise and activity can be maintained throughout their lives.” said Rita Mabli, President/CEO of United Hebrew of New Rochelle, “They motivate us to find purpose and meaning at any stage of life.”
The documentary Age of Champions made its world premiere at the 2011 Silverdocs Film Festival and was heralded by the Washington Post as “infectiously inspiring.” Athletes featured in the film have received wide attention from the national media, including NBC Evening News, CNN, The Regis & Kelly Show, ABC News, NPR, and a cover story in Washington Post magazine. Visit www.ageofchampions.org for more information and to view the trailer.
This local event is part of the film’s national grassroots campaign for Age of Champions, launched in partnership with the AARP, National Council on Aging, and National Senior Games Association. The campaign will continue with screenings at more than 2,000 events across the country. It was directed by Christopher Rufo and produced by Keith Ochwat.
United Hebrew will also unveil a photographic exhibit entitled “We are Champions” in the Lazarus Gallery of their new nursing home and rehabilitation pavilion. The exhibit will feature a series of portraits which will capture the spirit and energy of active senior athletes.
The celebration will take place on Friday, April 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm at United Hebrew of New Rochelle, 391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, New York and followed by a reception. For more information please contact Linda Forman, VP of Community Relations, UH at 914.632.2804 x1224.
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