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FREE Screening of Before You Know It, a New Documentary

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Join us on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. for a viewing of Before You Know It, a documentary film by PJ Raval. This event will be held at AARP Headquarters and is sponsored by AARP DC, SAGE Metro DC, Mary’s House and the Capital PRIDE Alliance. A facilitated panel discussion will follow this movie screening.

The subjects of Before You Know It are no ordinary senior citizens. They are go-go booted bar-hoppers, love struck activists, troublemaking baton twirlers, late night Internet cruisers, seasoned renegades and bold adventurers. They are also among the estimated 2.4 million lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans over the age of 55 in the United States.

Before You Know It looks at aging through the lives of three gay seniors. What they experience with ageism, loneliness, acceptance and loss affects us all. It can take a village to support an individual who is aging. It's a community effort that can include your friends, a bar, a living facility or "family." Aging alone is a difficult process which we learn through this documentary.

Robert, who is profiled in this movie, eloquently states, "You never think about getting older when you're younger, but before you know it, it creeps up on you, and you're there already."

This is a free movie screening, but you must RSVP. Here are the details:

Monday, February 23, 2015; 6:30 p.m.
601 E Street NW - Brickfield Conference Center
Washington DC 20049
For entry to the building, RSVP by Tuesday, February 19, 2015 at:
A picture ID is required to enter the building.
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