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"Nine Films Nominated for Celebrate Aging Film Festival"


"Nine Films Nominated for Celebrate Aging Film Festival"

Brookdale Senior Living Hosts 2nd Annual Celebrate Aging Film Festival, Oct. 3.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Brookdale Senior Living announces nine nominations for the Second Annual Celebrate Aging Film Festival. Determined to change the perception of aging, Brookdale uses the film festival as a platform to celebrate the creativity and wisdom of our elders.

Brookdale's Second Annual Celebrate Aging Film Festival

The nine nominated films will be honored during the Second Annual Celebrate Aging Film Festival, which will be held Oct. 3, 2018 at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee. Residents from the nine communities with nominated films, accompanied by a Brookdale associate, will travel across the country to attend the festival. These "movie stars" will receive the celebrity treatment; including a red carpet walk with photographs and a special screening and awards show.

Brookdale communities had until July 1 to submit their film. From there, the 62 submitted films were narrowed to nine in the Best Writing, Best Technical Design, Best Acting, and Best Picture categories. The nine finalists are all eligible for the Ecolab's People Choice Award, with voting soon to be open to the public. In addition to these awards, one film will claim the Courage Award. This category highlights the true stories of courageous older adults who are living life to the fullest.

Brookdale's Celebrate Aging Film Festival was created to help change the perception of aging and gives residents and associates the opportunity to work together to develop a compelling story. Using only iPads provided by Brookdale, residents and associates shot, directed and edited a five-minute movie that celebrates aging.

"It's simply amazing to see the creativity, thought and passion our communities put into these films," said Carol Cummings, senior director of Optimum Life Engagement. "Last year's films were so inspiring, and this year's nominated films really capture the spirit of our festival. There are some really great stories and touching moments that will make the audience think. That's the whole point of the film festival. We want to change how people think about aging."

Brookdale associates in Chicago, Milwaukee and Nashville will view all nominated films by August 23 and cast votes as part of the voting "academy."

Ecolab, Brookdale's trusted partner in providing clean, safe and healthy environments for its residents, generously sponsors the Celebrate Aging Film Festival.


Nominated Films:

Title: Reflections

Title: Cat's Outta the Bag

Community: Brookdale Greenville

Community: Brookdale Colonial Heights

Location: Greenville, S.C.

Location: Kingsport, Tenn.

Title: Tempest in a Teapot

Title: Life is a Soundtrack

Community: Brookdale Meridian Westland

Community: Brookdale North Austin

Location: Lakewood, Colo.

Location: Austin, Texas

Title: Old or Older?

Title: All These Moments

Community: Freedom Pointe at the Villages

Community: The Solana at Vintage Park

Location: The Villages, Fla.

Location: Houston, Texas

Title: You Don't Know Mr. Hall At All

Title: Determination Becoming Inspiration

Community: Brookdale Dogwood Creek

Community: Brookdale Oklahoma City Southwest

Location: Germantown, Tenn.

Location: Oklahoma City, Okla.

Title: Don't Let Life Fly By

Community: Freedom Village at Bradenton

Location: Bradenton, Fla.



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 988 communities in 46 states and the ability to serve approximately 95,000 residents as of June 30, 2018. Through its ancillary services program, the Company also offers a range of home health, hospice and outpatient therapy services. For more Brookdale news, go to

About Ecolab

A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With annual sales of $14 billion and 47,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. For more Ecolab news and information, visit

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