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Fast Forward

Follow four millennials and their parents as they travel through time wearing an MIT-produced “aging empathy suit” and working with professional make-up artists to navigate the realizations, conversations and mindset required to age successfully.

Fast-Forward

54m 39s

Discover how successful aging is possible when intergenerational loved ones are intentional about their needs, communicate from the heart, and prepare before a potential health crisis may occur.

Episodes

  • Fast-Forward: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Fast-Forward

    54m 39s

    Discover how successful aging is possible when intergenerational loved ones are intentional about their needs, communicate from the heart, and prepare before a potential health crisis may occur.

Extras + Features

  • Aging Together: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Aging Together

    1m 34s

    Fast-Forward features cast as they undergo immersive experiences including the social and psychological aspects of aging. In this clip, watch the cast and the film’s experts as they explore the benefits of social and intergenerational aging.

  • Send People Into the Future: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Older Can Mean Happier

    1m 30s

    Fast-Forward features cast as they undergo immersive experiences including the social and psychological aspects of aging. In this clip, watch the cast and the film’s experts as they explore the stereotypes around aging, and reveal that older adults are on average happier than younger people.

  • Introduction to Fast-Forward: Look Into Your Future: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Introduction to Fast-Forward: Look Into Your Future

    2m 39s

    Meet four families from across America who took part in a week long “aging boot-camp” filled with immersive experiences such as special effects make-up, an MIT designed and developed aging empathy suit, and doctors visits — all designed to encourage the families to think about aging, plan for the future, and discuss their hopes and fears amongst each other.

  • A Millennial Participates in a Fit and Fall Class: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Millennial Participates in a Fit and Fall Class

    3m 32s

    While wearing MIT’s AGNES — an aging suit designed to simulate what being 80-years-old may feel like — Drey participates in a Fit and Fall class at a local community center. The class is designed for older adults, aiming to strengthen balance and mobility. We watch as Drey experiences many emotions — from frustration to empathy — and in the end realizing how resilient older adults can be.

  • Welcome to Frieda: (Re)connecting Generations: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Welcome to Frieda: (Re)connecting Generations

    2m 41s

    L’Oreal and Carol visit Frieda — a cafe designed to bring generations together, regardless of age. During their visit, L’Oreal and Carol meet the owners of Frieda and learn about what inspired them to create this unique space and community. They also are introduced to Tina — Frieda’s spunky and vibrant 90-year-old hostess who defies many cliches about aging and what it means to be an older adult.

  • Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview

    29s

    Follow four millennials and their parents as they travel through time wearing an MIT-produced “aging empathy suit” and working with professional make-up artists to navigate the realizations, conversations and mindset required to age successfully.

  • Extended Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Extended Preview

    1m 39s

    Follow four millennials and their parents as they travel through time wearing an MIT-produced “aging empathy suit” and working with professional make-up artists to navigate the realizations, conversations and mindset required to age successfully.

  • Meet A.G.N.E.S. - M.I.T. AgeLab’s Aging Suit: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Meet A.G.N.E.S. - M.I.T. AgeLab’s Aging Suit

    1m 27s

    Dr. Joseph Coughlin, Director of the M.I.T. AgeLab, delves into the origins of their A.G.N.E.S. suit and offers some insights into the experience of wearing the suit, including the key insights it has to offer users.

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