Sanford Center for Aging to host free, public screening of “The Age of Love”

Documentary offers a new wrinkle in the search for love

RENO, Nev. - Speed dating for the 70+ generation has become a growing trend across the U.S. thanks to The Age of Love, a groundbreaking, new documentary offering "a touching and funny look into the lives of seniors who just want to find love." (Huffington Post)

The University of Nevada, Reno Division of Health Sciences and the Sanford Center for Aging will offer a free, public screening of the film at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6 in Nightingale Concert Hall in the Church Fine Arts Building on the University of Nevada, Reno campus to encourage a new conversation about the hearts of older adults.

The film follows the comic and poignant adventures of 30 Rochester, NY seniors who sign up for a first-of its-kind speed dating event for 70- to 90-year-olds. Fearlessly candid about their needs and desires, these WWII babies soon discover how the search for love changes-or doesn't change-from first love to the far reaches of life.

Defeating stereotypes and linking generations, the film will open minds of all ages to the desires of our booming older population. As one 74-year-old speed dater puts it, "No one, not even my children, asks me what's in my heart anymore."

Winner of the NYC's Paley Center Doc Pitch Competition and awarded a Fledgling Fund grant-for its "potential to change American culture"-The Age of Love previewed at the AARP National Expo in Boston and is now rolling out to more than 200 venues across the U.S.

Doors open at 6 p.m., followed by the screening of the film at 6:30 p.m. The evening will conclude with a Q&A session with Steven Loring, the film's director/producer.

Registration is required for "The Age of Love" online or by calling the Sanford Center for Aging at (775)784-4774.

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