In the next fifty years the population of Americans over age 65 will double. Where do millennials fit in? That’s the question posed by filmmaker and visual journalist Sky Dylan-Robbins in her documentary short for NBC Left Field titled, “Millennials Stepping Up: How Will We Take Care of Our Parents?” It’s a topic that feels close to home for Sky. A millennial and only child whose father died of colon cancer, Sky wants make sure her mother is well cared for as she ages. She’s also slightly intimidated by the prospect of preparing for her own aging. Sky tells us how the characters in “Millennials Stepping Up: How Will We Take Care of Our Parents?” are navigating the art of adulting while they also handle caregiving responsibilities. She offers her take on how millennial caregivers differ from their baby boomer counterparts, and she drops a few hints about the film on dying that she’s making with her mother, Ellie Dylan, who worked at NBC exactly 40 years before Sky began working at the network. Sky Dylan-Robbins is the founder of The Video Consortium and was chosen as one of Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30” in Media in 2018. Note: this episode originally aired May 17, 2018.
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