Forget second acts. Jim Owen, who turns 80 on Oct. 20, is capitalizing on his third. His new documentary film, “The Art of Aging Well,” is the culmination of what he describes as his purpose and his legacy: Inspiring older adults to become healthier and more active.
“We’re experiencing a health care crisis that no one talks about, and it’s not the second wave of the pandemic: We are a nation of couch potatoes, and it’s literally killing us,” says Owen, who lives in San Diego.
The film ran on Wyoming PBS, Rocky Mountain PBS and will be available to PBS member stations through the National Educational Telecommunications Association starting Oct. 31.
In a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers predicted that nearly half of Americans will be obese by 2030. Owen adds that health experts have long known that being physically fit substantially reduces the