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Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell Speaks with Seniors about the Needs of Aging Americans in New PBS Documentary

Post Date:06/29/2017

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave. S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303 

CONTACT:
Dexter M. Chambers
Council Communications Director
(404) 330-6309/392-0159
dchambers@atlantaga.gov

 

June 29, 2017

 

Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell Speaks with Seniors about the Needs of Aging Americans in New PBS Documentary

 

ATLANTA – Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell will appear in a PBS documentary “Coming of Age in Aging America.”

Much of the documentary, set to air in July, was shot in Atlanta, home to one of the fastest-growing senior populations in the country. The Atlanta Regional Commission invited Mitchell to address the needs of Atlanta’s aging population during a town hall meeting at the Loudermilk Center.

“Seniors are the lifeblood of our city. They have the experience and wisdom from a lifetime of advocacy and engagement in the community,” said President Mitchell. "It was my honor to help lead the discussion about how Atlanta can meet the needs of our seniors and how we can work together towards positive resolutions to the issues we face as a community.”  

The one-hour documentary, distributed by American Public Television explores what will it mean for us all to grow up, live and age in a society where a third of the population is over the age of 65.

Coming of Age in Aging America takes an in-depth look the demanding reality of this permanent transformational phenomenon.

The documentary will air on GPS Knowledge (WGTV-DT/Channel 8.3 or Comcast Channel 246) at 2 a.m.; 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 1; and on PBA 30 – Atlanta’s PBS Station – at 7 p.m. on July 6.

 

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