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August 10, 2019
10:30 AM
Time Details:
Doors open at 10:30 a.m.; Film shows at 10:45 a.m.
The Grand Cinema
606 Fawcett Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free. Please RSVP at or call 253-798-4600
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IMAGES OF AGING: The Age of Adaline

Saturday, August 10, 2019

After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents threatens to uncover the truth, Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever.

Images of Aging Looks at Not Aging

In an age when products are advertised to help older adults retain their youthful look and feel, one has to wonder what would happen if we didn’t age?  What sacrifices would we have to make to be able to remain the same age, look the same and feel the same?  And ultimately, would we want to make those choices?

Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources continues our series of films – Images of Aging – with “The Age of Adaline.”  The 2015 film is a mix of drama, science fiction and fantasy as it explores the meaning of life without aging and the choices that need to be made to continue ageless living.  The movie focuses on a woman who miraculously remains 29 years old for almost eight decades.  Her life is not one of joy.  To the contrary, she lives a lonely existence, cut off from family and friends and never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret.  But a chance encounter with charismatic figure reignites her passion for life, for relationship and romance.  Life changes immediately.

“Every day advertising comes our way promoting ways to maintain ‘that youthful look’,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, manager of Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources.  “Researchers, analysists and psychologists have a host of theories on why these appeals work.  But one thing is certain – that we are all aging.  In the fantasy world of Adaline, we have the opportunity to think about the choices that we would need to make if we were not to age.  In the end, we might see that aging is an important part of life that none of us would wish to deny.”

The global anti-aging market was worth USD 42.51 billion in 2018 and estimated to be growing at an annual rate of about 5.30%, to reach USD 55.03 billion by 2023. The United States accounts for over 1/3rd share of the world’s anti-aging products market.

The “Images of Aging” screenings are held on the second Saturday of the month in partnership with the Grand Cinema in Tacoma.  The series continues on Saturday, August 10 with the showing of “The Age of Adaline” at the Grand Cinema, 606 S. Fawcett Avenue in Tacoma.  (This film is Rated PG-13 for a suggestive comment.)   Films begin at 10:45 a.m.  Doors open at 10:30 a.m.  Tickets for “The Age of Adaline” are free but must be obtained in advance online at or by calling the Pierce County Aging & Disability Resource Center at 253-798-4600.

The complete schedule of “Images of Aging” is listed at  Each film in this series is free and open to the public.  All seats are general admission – first come, best seats.  Tickets are available one month prior to showing and must be obtained online in advance.  For more information about the films call the Pierce County Aging and Disability Resource Center at 253-798-4600 or (800) 562-0332.

Media Contact: Bob Riler, Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources
  (253) 798-7384 or