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A 'Double Feature' – YEaS and Age of Champions

Oct. 18, in St. Louis, AARP Missouri will present a “double feature” – You’ve Earned a Say (YEaS) community conversation about Medicare and Social Security and the showing of the award-winning documentary Age of Champions!

See Also: You’ve Earned a Say

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center’s Staenberg Family Complex located at 2 Millstone Campus Drive. Individuals from the metro St. Louis area will convene to share their thoughts, opinions, concerns and comments about two issues that have taken center stage in the national debate on two critical issues and view for free the film Age of Champions. The Jewish Community Center has been host of the St. Louis Senior Olympics for 33 years.

After the community conversation about Medicare and Social Security, Age of Champions will be shown that tells the story of five competitors who sprint, leap and swim for the gold at the National Senior Olympics. A 100 year-old tennis champion, 86 year-old pole vaulter, and basketball-playing grandmothers will be viewed as they discover the power of the human spirit and triumph over the limitations of age.

The Washington Post called the film “infectiously inspiring” and its characters have appeared on PBS, ABC, and NPR. In addition to the St. Louis premier screening, AARP Missouri will host a Q&A with the film’s director and 82 year-old Bill Cameron who has earned over 2,000 medals at the Senior Olympics. To wrap up the event, the Missouri Senior Games will honor all local senior athletes who will attend the event in uniform and wearing their medals.

Here are the specifics of the Age of Champions St. Louis premiere:

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Doors open at 5:30 p.m./event begins at 6 p.m.
Jewish Community Center, Staenberg Family Complex
2 Millstone Campus Drive
Creve Coeur, MO 63146

Watch the trailer and RSVP for free tickets at www.ageofchampions.org/MO or call 1-877-926-8300.

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