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Introduction to the ElderQuest Film Series

​​An Introduction to the ElderQuest Film Series​

​ElderQuest is a film-based, facilitator-led series of film viewings based on the themes of elders on a quest; from men and women aging issues to late-life romance and intergenerational issues​.

Tuesday, November 17
12:30 p.m.
John Gilbert Reese Center

1209 University Drive
Newark campus
Free and open to senior citizens throughout Central Ohio
Includes popcorn and a raffle

The film being presented and discussed is "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada." The director and star is Tommy Lee Jones, who plays Pete Perkins, a hard-working small cattle operator, that hires Melquiades Estrada, an illegal Mexican immigrant to work as a cowboy. Taking place in a small border town of poverty that proves to be a hard land for men and a heartbreaking one for women, Pete takes justice into his own hands after a confrontation with a Border Patrol agent and the local sheriff.

Beverly Vogeley and Cathy Adamescue will serve as discussion facilitators. Both are longtime members of LLI and members of the LLI Steering Committee. ​

Hosted by the Lifelong Learning Institute at COTC

Senior citizens, over 60 years old, that reside in Licking County who have an interest in joining the LLI will receive their LLI membership fee at half price, thanks to the Licking County Senior Citizen Levy funding.

For information and details about attending the film-study introduction or joining the Lifelong Learning Institute, please contact Vicki Maple, phone 740-364-9565, email VMaple@COTC.edu. ​​