04 October 2018

Residents and associates at nine Brookdale Senior Living communities located throughout the country were honored with awards at the company’s second annual “Celebrate Aging Film Festival.” Held October 3rd at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee, the event was established to help change the perception of aging and to communicate a positive, uplifting or touching message about aging. Movie shorts were created by residents and associates at Brookdale communities and narrowed down to nine finalists.

The film festival offered the opportunity for residents and associates to work together on a creative project using their senior living community’s iPad technology. The groups handled all aspects of production including conception, scriptwriting, casting, acting, directing, filming and editing. Brookdale communities nationwide had until July 1 to submit their film. Awards were presented in the following categories: Best Picture, Best Writing, Best Acting, Best Technical Design and the Courage Award, all chosen by judges. The films were also eligible for the Ecolab People’s Choice Award, with the winner chosen by public voting. Votes for the EcolabPeople’s Choice Award totaled over 8,347 with the winning film accumulating approximately 1,678 votes.

Below is a list of the categories, the winning communities and the titles of the movies. Also, voting is closed but you can still view all nominated films via the Ecolab People’s Choice Award page.

Categories, winning communities and movie titles here:

  • Best Writing – Cat’s Outta the Bag by Brookdale Colonial Heights, Kingsport, Tenn.

  • Best Acting – Old or Older? by Freedom Pointe at The Villages, The Villages, Fla.
  • Best Technical Design – Reflections by Brookdale Greenville, Greenville, S.C.
  • Best Picture – Reflections by Brookdale Greenville, Greenville, S.C.

  • Courage Award – Determination Becoming Inspiration by Oklahoma City Southwest, Oklahoma City, Okla.

  • Ecolab People’s Choice Award – All These Moments by The Solana Vintage Park, Houston, Texas

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