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ElderQuest Film Studies Series

Posted on February 02, 2018 in Active Aging, Health and Wellness, In The News, Learning

Films can provide a wonderful medium to learn about life.  A film can transport us into time and location. It can also assist us in self-discovery, and exploring the mysteries of life, as well as the lesson we can learn from life experiences.  Unfortunately, society often paints a picture of aging in a negative light.  ElderQuest is an intentional program to counter the prevailing notion of aging as a “decline” and instead, considers the possibility of late-life transformation, integrity and transcendence

Once a year, ElderQuest provides an 8-week film study. Participants will join other film enthusiasts and explore 8 films, all with a positive theme of aging. Printed course outlines will be distributed with each session, which also include an introduction to the film. After people watch the film, a facilitator will lead a discussion on the themes of “elders on a quest.” 

ElderQuest is in partnership with the Lifelong Learning Institute, 740.755.7122). To register for ElderQuest, simply show up to the first class. You will be directed to pay ($25 which covers all 8 weeks) and fill out a registration form. Feel free to attend just one class or all eight--it's your decision! Questions? Please call or email Beverly Vogeley at 614-268-8571 or

Location:ElderQuest is held at The Martin DePorres Center (614. 418.1920) on the Ohio Dominican University campus, 2330 Airport Dr. Columbus, OH 43219 (Directions and Map)

Date & Times:

Tuesday:  February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 6, 13, 20, 27

12:30 pm- 3:30 pm

Films to be explored:

Feb 6: Patient: A Surgeon’s Journey

Feb 13: Kotch

Feb 20: Steel Magnolias

Feb 27: Cocoon

March 6: The Journey

March 13: An Autumn Afternoon

March 20: Maudie

March 27: Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont


ElderQuest offers a personal journey of self-reflection through films that exemplify positive aging and sometimes, the struggle to achieve it. 

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