AARP Arkansas hosts award-winning Senior Olympics documentary Age of Champions in Little Rock
LITTLE ROCK—The Olympic spirit came to Little Rock on Saturday, Dec. 8, with the premiere at Market Street Cinema of the award-winning documentary Age of Champions.
Age of Champions tells the story of five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. Viewers will meet a 100-year-old tennis champion, 86-year-old pole vaulter, and rough-and-tumble basketball grandmothers as they discover the power of the human spirit and triumph over the limitations of age.
AARP believes amazing things are possible at any age, and Age of Champions is a perfect example of inspiring, older athletes who pursue their goals and dreams at the National Senior Olympics. That’s why AARP was proud to sponsor this screening as part of You’ve Earned a Say, a national conversation about the future of Social Security and Medicare.
Programs like Medicare and Social Security provide retirement security that help these athletes and Americans across the country live their best lives. The Dec. 8 screening kicked off with a short discussion about protecting Social Security and Medicare for today’s seniors and strengthening these important programs for future generations. Following the film, AARP Arkansas hosted a Q&A with Age of Champions director Christopher Rufo.
More information about the film is available at http://ageofchampions.org/
The Washington Post called the film “infectiously inspiring” and it’s already shown at more than 1,000 community events around the country. “The characters in the film show us that nothing is impossible,” Rufo said. “Whatever your age, it’s never too late to pursue your dreams and achieve something great. Senior athletes all over the country show us a way to live longer, healthier, and happier lives.”
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