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Meeting The Challenge – Senior Athletes

This clip comes from the film “Meeting the Challenge”, produced in 2010 by Parish Digital Video Productions. It follows the stories of athletes in their 70s, 80s, and 90s who compete in a variety of challenging athletic events.


Can you think of any other media examples that depict senior citizens as strong, vibrant and athletically capable?

As the American population continues to survive to older and older ages, in what ways do you think our conceptions of the possibilities for older people will change as well? Do you see this reflected in media, and if so, where?

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