Experts In Their Own Aging is a video series created for Portland State University's Institute on Aging

 

Portland State University’s Institute on Aging worked the Oregon Health Authority on a project to help improve mental health services for older adults through training and education. One of the things that emerged was that many people (including those who provide social, health, and mental health services), lack understanding about how most people experience aging.

As a way to address this issue, Eleusis Films worked with the Institute on Aging to create videos of older adults engaging in their daily lives and sharing their experiences and reflections around nine key topics: Activities, Age-Friendly City, Difficulties of Aging, Life Course Perspective, Messages to Providers, Pleasures of Aging, Rural Aging, Selectivity, Optimization & Compensation, and Surprises of Aging.

View sample videos here:

 

 
Robert engaging in an enjoyable ritual.

Robert engaging in an enjoyable ritual.

Emily reading one of her poems for a podcast.

Emily reading one of her poems for a podcast.

Sherian shares stories over homemade soup and biscuits with her husband and friends.

Sherian shares stories over homemade soup and biscuits with her husband and friends.