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Sky Bergman is an accomplished, award-winning photographer. Her fine art work is included in permanent collections at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (National Library of France) in Paris. Her book, The Naked & The Nude: Images from the Sculpture Series, includes an introduction by Hèléne Pinet, curator of photography at the Rodin Museum in Paris. She has shot book covers for Random House and Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc., and magazine spreads that appeared in Smithsonian, Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel, Reader’s Digest, and Archaeology Odyssey. Sky currently is a Professor of Photography and Video at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, CA.
The documentary, "Lives Well Lived: Celebrating the Secrets, Wit and Wisdom of Age," is Sky’s directorial debut. From the website:
What is the definition of a Life Well Lived? We asked forty people aged 75-100 with a collective life experience of 3000 years who shared with us their secrets, wit, and wisdom. Forty voices, one shared history of lives well lived.
The Lives Well Lived project captures the images, ideas and ideals of those who are proving that aging is something to cherish, not dread. That retirement doesn’t mean you retire from life. And that growing older doesn’t mean growing silent."Lives Well Lived" is an official selection of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The festival will take place from February 1-11, 2017. It will be shown onTuesday, February 7th at 7:20 p.m. at the Fiesta 5, and on Wednesday, February 8th at 8 a.m. at the Metro 4. Details here.
Scott Kaiser, MD is a practicing geriatrician and Chief Innovation Officer at the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF), which provides services, support and assistance to the entertainment industry community. He is an advocate for the improvement of aging services and geriatric care with a focus on better health and well-being through a community-oriented approach to the care of older adults. He believes in looking beyond “healthcare” to meet people where they are and where health happens: in their daily lives, with their friends and families, in their communities.
Scott received his medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He went on to train within the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency, a program dedicated to the care of underserved populations. Following residency, he joined the Harvard Geriatric Medicine Fellowship where he refined his clinical skills and began to apply his interest in health promotion to an older adult population while initiating research exploring the psychology of health behavior change. To further his expertise in this field, Dr. Kaiser returned to Los Angeles and joined the UCLA/VA Primary Care and Health Services Research Fellowship where he served as a Health Media Fellow. In this role, Dr. Kaiser partnered with the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging to produce broadcast media projects aimed at directly addressing the needs of older adults and ultimately improving their health and quality of life, including, “On The Move,” a series following the lives of twelve LA seniors as they take on new challenges to become active, get fit, embrace a healthy lifestyle, and enjoy all of the rewards of this transformation.
Mounting evidence links social isolation and loneliness with poor health, disability, and even increased risk of death. MPTF is committed to addressing this issue and is forming a coalition of organizations serving older Angelenos to unite in this effort. With the support of AARP Foundation, MPTF is launching a volunteer-driven telephone outreach program to combat social isolation and loneliness - The Daily Call Sheet.Volunteers will make calls either weekly, several times per week, or even daily. With this friendly call, volunteers will provide opportunities for socialization and peace of mind to isolated and lonely industry members who otherwise might go without meaningful connection. Click here for details.
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