The project explained in 90 seconds
Why talk about the elderly ?
It's hard today to talk about aging. We talk about old people as a demographic cohort, an economic "weight". Or we do not talk about them at all. The very difficulty of using the word "old" is quite representative of the taboo surrounding this period of life. The old man is considered as "a wise old man who dominates from a very high ground our terrestrial world", or "an old madman" (Simone De Beauvoir, La Vieillesse, 1970).
Yet, aging is a subject that leaves no one indifferent. The demographic transition is a global phenomenon that affects all societies, but old age is also a subject that affects us all in a personal way. Still young, we are led, through the aging of our family members, to have an opinion on the issue of home help, retirement homes, geographical isolation, and our role in all this.
We wanted to take the opposite view of the ambient speech and speak about old age in a different way, to give voice to the first to be concerned : elderly people.
In our videos, elderly people tell their story, talk about the places where they have spent most of their lives, tell us about their daily lives, give us their tips to succeed in love, at work, or on the contrary what did not work.
Oldyssey also focuses on initiatives that bring generations together around the world, in societies where the status of seniors is different, to draw inspiration from other forms of solidarity.
In October 2017, Oldyssey spent a year meeting old people and great initiatives in over 12 countries and on 5 continents. They went in countries where the demographic transition is already well under way, where the culture of innovation in the service of the elderly is strong but also in countries facing an accelerated demographic transition and where social ties are loosening. The project was widely supported and recognized. Upon its return Oldyssey has launched new projects in France and abroad that continue to serve the well-being of the elderly.
Members of the program
”OLD PEOPLE from all over the world” #2
ARTISTIC DIRECTORS & communication
WITH ADVICE FROM
Sociologue, INSEEC Teacher
France Silver Eco President
Délégué général RFVAA
Directeur de la filiale Silver Alliance du groupe Oui Care
Président de Network Santé +
Président du Gérontopôle des Pays de la Loire
Chargée de recherche au CNRS
Doctorante en sociologie à l'EHESS
Sociologue, président de l'UNIORPA
Directrice des rédactions Notre Temps
Directeur Digital, TV et Presse VICE France
VP Strategie FABERNOVEL
Professor of Health Management at Keio University
Officer Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare of Japan
Gériatre, co-chef de service de médecine, Tokyo