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Carmel, NY—This Friday, October 21, producer Joseph Applebaum and director Stu Maddox will be in Carmel for the Putnam screening of their film “All The Lonely People.” They will participate in a panel discussion that follows the one-hour documentary, which places a human face on the hidden epidemic of chronic loneliness and social isolation. The film, by the creators of the acclaimed 2010 film “Gen Silent,” begins at 1 pm in the auditorium at the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services, 112 Old Route 6, in Carmel. Tickets can be reserved at AllTheLonelyPeoplePutnam.eventbrite.com for this free event, sponsored by Putnam County’s Office for Senior Resources. For more information or to reserve accessible seating, call 845-808-1700.
“We are thrilled at this opportunity to support organizations across the state that are doing amazing things to ease loneliness and isolation,” said producer Joseph Applebaum. “New York is making a meaningful commitment to easing loneliness and isolation.” Carmel and Poughkeepsie are the only two sites in the mid-Hudson Valley on a tour that traverses 20 locations from St. Lawrence County near Canada to Long Island.
Speaking about the event, writer and director Stu Maddox said, “This is more than just watching a film. It’s a chance to reconnect after a life-changing few years of isolation.”
The Putnam County Office for Senior Resources serves the seniors of Putnam County, providing senior center programs, nutritious lunches, transportation, home-delivered meals, recreation, and other services that address the social determinants of health and support seniors living at home as independently as possible.