Posted by: Jerold E. Rothkoff Posted Date: Sunday, April 27, 2008 10:38
Last week I saw the movie,Young @ Heart. Young @ Heart is a documentary regarding the lives of a group of senior citizen members of a choir in New England as they prepare for a performance. If it sounds a little boring to you, you will be thoroughly surprised that the movie is both moving and inspirational.
What unfolds from the opening scene is a group of seniors, some struggling with serious ailments, making the most of their lives. Often, seniors are portrayed as frail and sedentary. This movie is a welcome respite from this stereotype.
Participation in the choir gives its members a reason to wake up in the morning. A reason to continue to live life to the very fullest. Young @ Heart will leave you with the feeling that maybe the best years are ahead in all of us.