PBS to Broadcast Penelope: The Documentary

Members | May 04, 2015

Just in time for Older Americans Month, will have a national broadcast on . The film is a compelling exploration of how elders (of all abilities), college students and actors came together to learn, and ultimately produce a professional play, within a retirement community.



Just in time for Older Americans Month, PBS announced that it will broadcast Penelope: The Documentary.

Penelope: The Documentary, chronicles a unique collaboration between a retirement community, a university, and a theater company. 

Together, the group creates “Finding Penelope,” a play reinterpreting Homer’s Odyssey to tell it from Penelope’s point of view.

The film is a compelling exploration of how elders (of all abilities), college students and actors came together to learn, and ultimately produce a professional play within a retirement community.

This year’s Older Americans Month theme is “Get into the Act.” The month and the theme highlight the importance of community engagement as a way of improving the lives of older adults. 

Watch Penelope: The Documentary, and you’ll witness one more example of the value of community engagement in the lives of elders. 

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