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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - 30 minutes/$145.00
Explores a newly emerging social issue by sharing the stories of four grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. Examines the major issues facing a grandparents as a parent. Item #DL017

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What Shall We Do About Mom and Dad - 22 minutes/$185.00
Where does an adult child's responsibility to care for an ailing parent end? At what point does an adult child have to say, I can't do more than I'm doing.? These and related questions are addressed in this program and its sensitivly written discussion guide which focus on the importance of open communication between the adult children and the aging parents. Item #DL018

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Ninety in the 90's - 57 minutes/$195.00
If you want a video that will help you dispel many of the myth-perceptions of aging, this one's a good choice. Profiles eight people in their nineties. Candidly they achnowledge some of the challenges and limits that advancing years impose. But they also reveal that the ninth decade can be a passionate, satisfying and fulfilling time of life. Item #DL019

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Head Over Heels - 14 minutes/$89.00
Falls . . . And How To Prevent Them. Falls are the most important single cause of injury to those over the age a 65. After a fall, an older adult often experiences a serious loss of confidence and sometimes decreases physical activity in order to prevent future falls. This program will help them discover many ways to prevent falls, and ways to reduce the chances of falling. Item #DL021

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Legacy: America's Indian Elders - 30 minutes/$165.00
American Indian elders are probably the most underserved older population in the United States - Aging Today. Elders from several tribes, including Navajo, Sioux and Tohono O'odham, speak about the federal government's long trail of broken promises.They explain how reservation elders have been affected, and how they are triumphing despite the odds. Item #DL022

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When She Gets Old - 28 minutes/$175.00
Looking at the financial hardships faced by many older women. Social Security was not designed to be the sole source of income in later years, but many women have no other income. Unfortunately, divorce, widowhood and/or a history of lowpaying jobs with no pensions have cut many women off from financial security. This program shows several women's courage in the face of adversity, and tenacity in finding resources that enable them to live independently. Shows women using social services and programs that include subsidized housing, the SSI program, neighborhood nutrition and socialization services and more. Item #DL023

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Staying Connected - 15 minutes/$135.00
Brings the viewer to a peer group of older adults whose members, through their sharing, have become a powerful source of mutual support. Each time they meet, they encouirage each other to grow despite their lifethreatening ailments. Living witness to the fact that aging can be a journey of continuing development. Item #DL024

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Curtain Call - 44 minutes/$195.00
You're not listening to us, to our fears. I do want you to live alone, to be happy, to have the kind of life you want to have, but it just scares me that you are blind to the dangers around you. 77 year old Edith Jones is determined to live alone, despite the lingering effects of a stroke. Her daughters feel strongly that she needs help. Their struggle to find a balance between their concerns and their mother's desire to make her own choices and live her own life. Item #DL025

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Tai Chi for Elders - 60 minutes/$89.95
Developed by physicians to improve health. Its slow, smooth movements make it easy on the joints and help develop balance, flexibility and sense of relaxation. 76 year old Shizu Lofton leads a group of seniors. Item #DL026

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A Late Frost - 55 minutes/$129.00
Using exquisite images, interviews with children and elders, this program takes the viewer on a poignant, inspiring exploration of the adjustments involved in growing old with beauty, wisdom and grace. Divided into ten segments for easy viewing. Item #DL027

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Just To Have A Peaceful Life - 10 minutes/$89.00
Pat was married to an abusive husband for 45 years. She had five children also routinely abused by her husband, who she left three times when the children were small only to return because of financial need. She left him again at age 61 but returned because of health problems. She died at age 65 without ever achieving the peaceful life she longed for. This short program, telling Pat's story in her own words, may motivate other women in a similar position to seek help. Item #DL028

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Maggie - 20 minutes/$89.00
In this rare interview with Maggie Kuhn, founder of the Gray Panthers, Maggie speaks out on what old and young have in common, the four M's' for older adults, caregivers and care receivers, and the Gray Panther Growl. Item #DL029

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The Forgotten Tenth - 14 minutes/$99.95
Serves as an introduction to the issues regarding HIV/AIDS that pertain to adults overs 50. Intended to: stimulate group discussion about attitudes and people who are infected; illustrate the various ways in which adults over 50 are affected, both as patients and as caregivers; and provide realistic examples. Item #DL030

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Whisper: The Women - 10 minutes/$89.00
Seven older women share individual stories and reflections of their lives, creating a non-traditional profile of growing old. This program, profiling older American women of various cultures, touches on common experiences as it allows these women to speak in their own words. Item #DL031

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Seniors: A Safer Neighborhood Is Up To You! - 15 minutes/$89.00
Educates older adults about crime and violence prevention. Takes the viewer through the steps of setting up a neighborhood watch program among seniors who are at home all day. Also teaches seniors how to watch out for themselves and each other. Item #SI006

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Helping You Drive Safely Longer - 15 minutes/$89.00
Shows what can happen when physical weakness limits one's driving abilities. Demonstrates a driving assessment and shows how to compensate for problem areas. Item #SI008

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Listen and Learn: What You Can Do About Hearing Loss - 14 minutes /$79.00
Explains the signs and symptoms of hearing loss, what can be done about it, the causes of hearing lose, appropriate professionals who deal with hearing lose and considerations when buying a hearing aid or other assistive device. Item #SI009

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Exercise Therapy for Osteoporosis - 55 minutes/$49.95
No-impact routine designed for women of all ages. Emphasizes flexibility, balance & strength. How to develop body awareness, enhance posture & tone and strengthen muscles. Item #SI010

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Arthritis Exercise - 35 minutes/$49.95
Designed in consultation with the US Arthritis Foundation, this program takes each joint through a full range of motion. Susan Larkin, trained at Stanford Arthritis Center, designed the program for all arthritis sufferers, from those with infrequent pain and stiffness to those chronically disabled by either rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. Item #SI011

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In Your Hands: Preserving Personal Autonomy - 19 minutes/$79.00
Narrated by Helen Hayes, this program shows how to use four legal tools to preserve personal autonomy: durable powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney, living wills and trusts. The program was re-edited after Ms. Hayes death to include a poignant and deep-felt message from her son about the importance a living will had for her family at the time of her death. Item #SI012

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My Mother, My Father - 33 minutes/$295.00
Celebrated documentary takes a candid look at four families and their deep and often conflicting feelings as they deal with the stresses and changes involved in caring for an aging parent. Does not attempt to provide easy answers, it offers honest and compelling insight into the need for families to make individual decisions about care giving. And it elicits a better understanding of and support for individuals and families in care giving. Winner of Five National Awards. Item #DL011

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Alzheimer's ... A Personal Story - 29 minutes/$145.00
Shares the personal struggle of three families facing Alzheimer's Disease. Through the use of old photographs and footage from family movies, we see in a very personal way the progression of the disease and how it affects both the patient and the family. In each family, while there is a sense of loss and grief, love endures along with good memories of what once was. Item #DLO12

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Dealing with Alzheimer's: A Common Sense Approach - 21 minutes/$135.00
Even in its early stage, Alzheimer's Disease produces memory loss and gradual changes in abilities to think, plan and communicate. Family members who are care givers are often frustrated by these losses. Designed to help by: providing information about these losses, teaching verbal and non-verbal communication techniques, describing common behavior changes, and providing suggestions to prevent or reduce problem behaviors. Item #DL013

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