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“Reaching Across Generations” with Andrew Belser, Creator and Producer of FaceAge, Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of my talk with Andrew Belser, professor of Movement, Voice, and Acting at Penn State, and creator of an award winning video program called FaceAge — a deeply moving work that challenges perceptions about what it means to be “old,” fosters introspection, and cross-generational connections. Listen as Andrew tells us more about the neuroscience behind FaceAge and a little bit about his personal story, including how an encounter with his older Uncle on a barn rooftop changed his life.

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The Anatomy of Loneliness

Why are so many people, in so many countries, so lonely — an affliction that the AARP says is as detrimental to your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day? Guess what? It’s not you! You are fine, but you are fighting against a culture and built environment that cultivates social isolation. It’s time to say, “Enough!” and save your life.

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“Reaching Across Generations” with Andrew Belser, Creator and Producer of FaceAge, Part 1 of 2

FaceAge is an award winning video program that weaves together interconnected chapters in which young adults and aging individuals reflect on life while studying and describing one another’s faces. But it’s more than just about intergenerational connection…it is about human healing, and there is nothing more deeply beautiful than that.

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Life and Death on the Roulette Wheel

'Round and 'round and 'round it goes. Where it stops...nobody knows! Polished television commercials from financial planning services urge us to start young, scrimp and save, and be well prepared for our “golden years.” They are providing good advice, and I hate them....

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The One Thing You Must Absolutely Have

Do you want to be resuscitated? Do you want doctors to use extreme measures to save your life, or do you prefer a natural death? How much do you want your family to know about your situation? Who is designated to make decisions on your behalf in the event you can’t make them yourself? In the event you pass, what do you want done with your body? Do you care?

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