Inside Senior Living shares the journeys of Seniors and their families dealing with aging and the struggle to remain independent, which often means making a move to senior living. Host and Senior Living Consultant, Melissa Fritz guides families and viewers through the process while managing the drama the often ensues.
The FIRST SHOW OF ITS KIND…Inside Senior Living tackles the subject no one wants to talk about, aging and the choices we face in the last season of life. Most often, people wait until there’s a crisis to learn about long-term care options.
The majority of those reaching out to Melissa for help are adult daughters, ages 35-55, who are juggling the care of their careers, families, and their aging parent(s). Many seniors fear a move and fight to remain in their own homes, even when they become limited by a chronic health condition, dementia diagnosis, or injury.
Melissa, a professional senior living consultant meets with seniors and their families to uncover their fears and wishes. Then, she takes them on a tour of different senior living communities – and invites senior industry experts to guide them through the emotional process. Feel the angst and grief that many seniors experience during the show, along with the relief and comfort of hearing their decision as they provide it in a “big reveal” and an “after the move-in” follow-up at the end of each episode.
Experience firsthand how little the general public knows about senior living and how Melissa brings this whole conversation into mainstream culture.
INSIDE SENIOR LIVING – Production Team
Melissa Fritz – Creator/Executive Producer/Host
Melissa’s passion for helping people and diverse background in strategic marketing, fundraising, advertising, publicity, and media consulting in addition to her experience as a senior living sales and 20+ years as a strategic marketing consultant, bring a unique and added value to the production. As a rising star in documentary filmmaking, Melissa’s an active member of Film North, Twin Cities Film Fest and Catalyst. https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissahannah/
Stuart Fritz, MD – Executive Producer/Medical Consultant
Stuart brings knowledge and credibility to the production as an experienced Board-Certified Emergency Physician educated at Mayo Medical School and The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and in practice over 32 years at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. His experience dealing with the elderly in the ER daily provides a kind of real-world insight to the show.
Bill Cooper – Showrunner/Director
Bill has been involved with the video, television, and film business for almost 40 years. He has a degree in Mass Communications from St. Cloud (MN) State University and studied acting at The Actors Studio in Minneapolis, and is the co-founder of The Twin Cities Film Festival. Bill’s acting credits include 25 short and feature films, 200 television commercials and hundreds of industrial, corporate, print, and voice-over projects. He began directing both short and feature length films in 2015. Bill provided production services and directed Inside Senior Living’s “sizzle reel”. www.billcooper.info www.HafApleFilms.com