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Classic Movies Seniors are Sure to Enjoy

With the fall season just around the corner, Home Care Assistance of Annapolis anticipates plenty of rainy Saturday afternoons; perfect for staying in with a loved one and enjoying a movie! The following classic films are certain to please senior film buffs who remember the golden age of movie-making as well as somewhat more recent classics. Take a stroll down memory lane, starting with our favorite classic movies for seniors:

  • Casablanca (1942)

    The quintessential classic movie, Casablancais set in northern Africa during the early years of World War II. The appeal is the multidimensional – film noir style, memorable dialog, and healthy dose of nostalgia for a by-gone time.

  • Harvey (1950)

    A classic that can be enjoyed by multiple generations, Harveyfeatures Jimmy Stewart playing the lovable and eccentric Elwood P. Dowd, who has a invisible friend – a six-foot tall rabbit named Harvey. The film focuses on the machinations of his family who want to have him committed.

  • Some Like It Hot (1959)

    Most people watch this one for Marilyn Monroe, but the skilled performance of Joe E. Brown as an aging playboy is top-notch. The film with its witty writing and magnificent cast is considered an all-time comedy favorite for many movie-lovers.

  • Patton (1970)

    Many of today’s seniors were too young to serve under the general, but his legacy lives on in stories told by older brothers, uncles, and friends, not to mention this highly lauded biographical classic. Patton gives film watchers a very different perspective on WWII.

  • The Front Page (1974)

    Many times remade, but perfected in the 1974 version with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. The Front Pageis one of the best films that lampoons the news industry, long before 24-hour news or the Ron Burgundy movies. For those who don’t want to explain why Lemmon’s character has a girl’s name, the 1940 version of the film, His Girl Friday with Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, is also very watchable.

  • On Golden Pond (1981)

    Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda give career-topping performances that won them both Oscars that year for Best Actor/Actress. The film is essentially a story of love, family, and growing older together as a couple takes their annual trip to a cottage on Golden Pond.

If you provide part-time or live-in care for an aging parent or loved one, spend an afternoon watching a classic movie. Along with being great conversation starters, movies can get the mind working, helping to keep your loved one engaged with the world around them.

To learn more about activities for seniors or about in-home care services, reach out to Home Care Assistance of Annapolis today at 443-302-2771 and schedule a complimentary consultation with a friendly and knowledgeable Care Manager.