MISSION STATEMENT

It's no secret that we're all getting older. The inevitability of aging looms over us every time we admire youth, worry for an elderly relative, or even look in the mirror. However, we know very little about the thoughts and minds of the older population of our nation. Sure, we've heard about their great achievements historically, their healthcare wars, and their politics, but how often do we look deeper into their individual lens? How often do we ask questions about their inner most thoughts: the things that make them tick? Not so long ago the senior citizens were asked all kinds of questions; they were the voice that led new generations into the future. We can't help but wonder about the consequences of losing such a legitimate tradition. It seems we've learned to feel bad for the elderly. As if life is over for them, and they've entered into a period of demoralizing waiting. Should we feel bad? Are they numb? What triggers their nostalgia? What do they have to offer younger generations? And, how do they feel about life after life?

Andrew will meet a cast of senior citizens that will become his friends and his enemies. Andrew will play golf, sit around the lounge, attend Church, exercise in the fitness center, and do a host of other activities. Of course, he will also attend breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is imperative to explore what Andrew thinks during this process, whether his mood and feelings on life have changed or remained similar. Additionally, how do these residents react to the newcomer? Do they want to retire and live life amongst themselves or enjoy this new, fresh company? Can Andrew and the residents find common ground? Can they bond? What if an elderly resident passes away?

It is our intention to shed a light on the future that awaits us all. We hope to look into the individual lens of our older selves, in order to see the laughter, fear, and insight that elder Americans hold; all the while, witnessing the development of a youngster with an entire life to look forward to.