Inspiring Resources

“Altmodisch” – a portrait project

In the line with the motto “Every fold a story – every photo a whole book” Catherine Ebser photographs older women and men. Unimpressed by fashion trends, but with great love for staged photos, the photographer makes the divers personalities and life stories of her models visible. Have a look at the very inspiring photos at CatherineĀ“s website, on Facebook or Instagram.

Unley Legends

The series of short videos – a collaborate project between the age-friendly City of Unley and Resthaven (Australia) – share inspiring stories and perspectives of older people about getting older and remaining positive, active and valued members of their family and community. Enjoy here: Unley Legends Season 1 & Season 2

Order Farmers Calendar

A calendar of older farmers, sponsored by the state of Carinthia and the EU, includes professional photos of seven older men and women (between 80 and 94) as well as statements on their working and life experiences. Have a look here.

Golden Age

Within the “Golden Age” project the Seniors Clubs Vienna have published a photo calendar. The youngest model is in his/her mid-60s, the oldest 80 years old. The models were made up by a make-up artist and body painter who created a suitable motif for each month.

Young@heart

Young@Heart is an entertainment group of seniors ranging in age from 73-92. Some have prior professional theater or music experience, others have performed at amateur level, and some have no experience whatsoever. They are particularly noted for their unconventional covers of rock, punk, and other modern pop music songs. Please have a look at the very touching, funny and impressing trailer.

Project Zenna

Project Zenna is a running project that offers free professional photo shoots to people over the age of 70. Professional photographers organise these photo shoots throughout the Netherlands and these photos are exhibited in various exhibitions. See more here.

Blessing of Ageing

This very touching short film on life in a retirement home shows unforgettable faces, inspiring words and snapshots of lives being lived to the full until the very end.

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