Picente: Parkway Senior Center Features Inspiring Stories of Local Senior Citizens

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that an inspiring video featuring the life stories of three Oneida County senior citizens will have its premier on Thursday, May 3rd, at 10 a.m. at the Parkway Senior Center in Utica. The video was developed by the Greater Mohawk Valley Community Elderwellness Council, Inc, a non-profit affiliated with the Oneida County Office for the Aging/Continuing Care.

“The men and women who are Oneida County’s senior citizens have not only lived through some of the most dramatic times in the history of our society and our nation, they have also lived lives rich in the everyday heroism of people who overcome barriers and inspire others with their ability to overcome challenges that would defeat others,” Picente said. “This video tells three stories, but I know there are thousands more to be told. I hope that seniors and their families can attend this event and see this video to develop a new understanding of the richness and perspective our senior citizens bring to our community.”

Picente noted that the public is invited to the premier of the video documentary “Everyone has a story: Telling the stories of Oneida County Seniors for AgeNet” to be presented at the Parkway senior Center, 220 Memorial Parkway, Utica, on May 3rd at 10:00 AM. Picente said that the Parkway Senior Center requests that those planning to attend RSVP to Philomena Amodio 315-768-3603 or pamodio@ocgov.net.

The video will focus on the life-stories of three (3) older individuals: a female World War II Pilot living in the Lutheran Home; an older adult with intellectual disabilities from the ARC of Oneida/Lewis Chapter: and a member of the Parkway Senior Center each with a fascinating life story to share. 

The Creative Aging and Arts Committee in collaboration with the Oneida County Office for the Aging/Continuing Care’s Aging and Special Population Committee produced the video through the generous funding of The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties.  It is the first video specifically produced for the AgeNet Digital Health and Wellness Resource Library, shared currently by six sites in Oneida and Madison Counties.  AgeNet has been made possible through the technology provided by VIZIONefx who created the digital platform used by the Community Elderwellness Council and participating senior center locations.