Hanover: Senior citizens excited about new documentary

Filming of a history documentary of some of the town’s senior citizens doesn’t start until September but the excitement has already grown in Hanover.

Tuesday afternoon, the first project meeting was held and more than twenty Hanover senior citizens signed up to tell their life stories to high school seniors as part of the keepsake video project.

According to the director of Council on Aging, Robyn Mitton, the documentary will highlight the difference between all generations, “Here at the Senior Center, we deal with three generations of war veterans: Vietnam War, World War II, and Korean War.”

Mitton said the project currently has zero funding but Hanover’s community television station has volunteered to film and edit,“Seniors are going to bring them in snapshots, (pictures of different areas of their life, different time periods of their life), and they’ll put it to music and they’ll put it on film. They’ll get to have the end product as well as the cable showing it.”

The Council on Aging Director explained the project will be included in the curriculum for high school seniors who volunteer.

Mitton said she’s volunteered to be interviewed herself for the documentary in hopes of showing her grandchildren in the future.

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About Trisha McNeilly

With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.