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Bulletin Board: Share Your Love Story or Become a Mentor

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From time to time, Senior Planet receives requests from casting agencies looking for help in finding senior subjects for film and television, as well as other requests for seniors to get involved in projects of various kinds. In our new occasional Bulletin Board feature, we’ll pass along any that look worth following up. (We haven’t fully vetted these opportunities; click on the links at the end of each entry to draw your own conclusions.)

Wanted: Seniors With Great Love Stories

An independent film and documentary production company, Gigantic Pictures, is looking to gather real-life love stories of  “the older generation.” The stories will serve as inspiration for a feature film showcasing the love experiences that people have throughout their lives.

Gigantic produces feature length films and documentaries. Its documentary about the environmental aftermath of the Clear Water Horizon oil spill, “The Great Invisible,” won the grand jury prize at SXSW.

What’s involved

The company is primarily looking for tri-state seniors willing to share their stories through in-person interviews in October. However, if you live outside of this area and are interested in sharing your story, a phone interview could be arranged.

Interested?

If you are interested in sharing your story please email the following information ASAP to info@giganticpictures.com.

  • Name
  • Age
  • Contact information
  • Summary of your love story

If you are not able to or prefer not to email the information, you can call 212-925-5075 to express your interest.

Become a Mentor for NYC Youth

There’s a shrinking field of local resources dedicated to helping New York teens deal with the challenges posed by an incarcerated parent or their own interactions with the juvenile justice system. That’s where you come in. By joining the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of the Community Service Society of New York, you can become a mentor to these kids – part of a community of older New Yorkers that has their back.

What’s involved

RSVP will match your skills and interests with those of NYC youth, and provide you with training and support so that you’re well equipped to teach these kids the skills they need to overcome challenges and build on their strengths. RSVP will place you with one of a number of nonprofit, community based partner organizations for youth, and you’ll spend a few hours a month on-site, making a difference in a kid’s life.

Interested?

Learn more and get started by attending an RSVP Mentor Orientation/Training.

  • When: Pick between two sessions – Thursday, October 8 or Wednesday, October 14. Both sessions run 10am– 1pm.
  • Where: 633 Third Avenue, 10th floor, Manhattan
  • How to register for a session: Contact Karen Brown at kbrown@cssny.org or by phone at 212-614-5557.

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