Tales of Tomorrow: Our Elders

Year Published:  1983  
Resource Type:  Film/Video
Cx Number:  CX2886

Abstract:  TALES OF TOMORROW: OUR ELDERS interweaves the stories of two very different older people, showing the complexity of issues facing elders today. One of the people is Sarah Binns , 80 years old, a labour organizer and wheelchair activist, who speaks of the joys of living in her own home and of the need of older people to be financially independent. The other is Alex Kielish, 74 years old,m a retired businessman and active member of the Baycrest Jewish Home for the Aged, who lives with his wife Helen who suffers from Alzheimer's Disease.

In discussing the problems of aging from the point of view of the old, the film highlights the right of individuals to choose how they will live their lives.