Fast Forward Documentary – Debuting this Wednesday, March 24

We wanted to let you know about a new documentary, FAST-FORWARD, debuting this Wednesday, March 24 at 10pm ET/9pm CT on PBS

The John A. Hartford Foundation and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation provided major funding for the film, which follows four millennials and their Baby Boomer parents through an ‘aging bootcamp’ that highlights the crucial role family conversations and planning play in aging successfully.

The film includes experiences such as use of the MIT AgeLab’s AGNES (Age Gain Now Empathy System) Suit and features commentary from experts in geriatrics, family caregiving and serious illness, including Christine RitchieRita ChoulaAdriana PerezEllen Goodman and Kate DeBartolo.

Narrated by Rosario Dawson, the film explores an intriguing question: “If you knew now what you’ll know then, would you change anything?”

Please spread the word about this important television show, which highlights age-friendly care and discussions about what matters most as we age. Below are sample social media posts and a trailer to share. 

  • TW: Watch the @PBS world premiere of Fast-Forward on Wed, March 24th at 10pm ET/9pm CT. The film, funded by @JohnaHartford & @MooreFound, follows four families navigating their healthy aging journey. #FastFWDonPBS #AgeFriendly www.pbs.org/show/pbs-fast-forward 
  • TW: Fast-Forward, a new @PBS documentary explores how families can age successfully. Tune in on Wed, March 24th at 10pm ET/9pm CT for the world premiere. #FastFWDonPBS www.pbs.org/show/pbs-fast-forward funded by @JohnAHartford & @MooreFound #AgeFriendly
  • FB: If you could see your family’s future, would you change anything? The new Fast-Forward documentary funded by @johnahartford & @gordonandbettymoorefoundation explores that question and more as it follows four families through an ‘aging bootcamp’ and conversations on healthy aging. The film includes commentary from experts in #AgeFriendly care. Don’t miss Fast-Forward’s PBS premiere on Wednesday, March 24th at 10pm ET/9pm CT. #FastFWDonPBS www.pbs.org/show/pbs-fast-forward 
  • 30-second trailer


Additionally, Next Avenue has produced courses and a digital resource kit designed to help viewers prepare their own aging plans. The courses range from assembling a personal care team to guidance on how to write an advanced care directive.

Please share these resources freely with your networks.

  • See The John A. Hartford Foundation’s web post for copy you can use in newsletters and on websites.

Following the national airing, there will be opportunities for groups to organize community screenings and further engage with the film, which will be helpful to you in your work to improve the care of older adults.

Last Updated on March 24, 2021

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