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1) Select a movie from the listing below. Descriptions courtesy of the Internet Movie Database.

About Schmidt: Jack Nicholson who plays 66-year-old Warren Schmidt is a retired insurance salesman who is questioning whether his life has had any meaning. When his wife suddenly dies, he sets out to postpone the imminent marriage of his daughter to a man he doesn’t like, while coping with discoveries about his late wife and himself in the process.
Away from Her: A heartbreaking story of a woman suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife faces an epiphany when she began a romance with one of her fellow residents.
Driving Miss Daisy: This film is about a friendship between a Jewish woman and her chauffeur in the American south that improves and grows over the years.
Straight Story: Based on a true story, Straight (Richard Farnsworth) is a 73-year-old man from Laurens, Iowa, who learns that his brother is dying and wants to see him one last time.
On Golden Pond – Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea’s new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms.
UP – 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls to fulfill his lifelong dreams, in his house equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.
Calendar Girls -This movie is about the women of the Rylstone Women’s institute who produce a calendar each year based around scenes of the Yorkshire dales. Based on a true story, that puts older adults in a new light and helps students think about current perceptions of what is seen on the surface with older adults.
Harold and Maude – Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral. This film emphasizes the value of older adults and the ability to learn from their experiences.
The Notebook – Epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to an older, invalid woman whom he regularly visits. From a faded notebook, the old man’s words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II and is then passionately reunited, seen years later, after they take different paths.
Five Flights Up – A long-time married couple who’ve spent their lives together in the same New York apartment becomes overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away.
A secret Love – Falling in love in 1947, two women — Pat Henschel and pro baseball player Terry Donahue — begin a 65-year journey of love and overcoming prejudice.

2) Observe a character from the film who is an older person and complete the template below regarding this individual. It is expected you will use complete sentences and critical thinking in answering the assessment areas as you process the complicated issues that surround the care and determinants of older adults.

The book used in this course is called: Social Work Practice with Older Adults

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