‘Inside Senior Living’ docu-series explores aging

Linden Hills creator hopes this series will spark important conversations


In an exciting development for the local television landscape, “Inside Senior Living,” a groundbreaking docu-series, has announced its partnership with PBS North. The series, set to premiere in 2024, delves into the lives of seniors and their families as they navigate the complexities of aging and make crucial decisions about their living arrangements.
Behind the lens of this innovative project is Melissa Fritz, a former senior living consultant, and daughter of a father diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s dementia. After over a year of persistent pitching, Fritz successfully secured a deal with PBS North, bringing her vision to life. The series aims to demystify the senior living process, providing viewers with genuine insights into the lives of older adults and their caregivers.
“I am thrilled that my vision has now materialized, and I am eagerly awaiting the start of production for this series with our co-production partner and Upper Midwest Emmy-Award winner, PBS North,” expressed Fritz. “My hope is that ‘Inside Senior Living’ will spark important conversations that resonate widely, especially among adult children.”

Unique Perspective
“Inside Senior Living” is not just a television show; it’s a heartfelt exploration of the challenges and triumphs experienced by seniors and their families. The series goes beyond the conventional narratives surrounding senior living communities, immersing itself in the diverse experiences of families. Through thought-provoking interviews, expert insights, and real-life examples, the show aims to create a platform for dialogue around the opportunities and challenges faced by older adults today.
Patty Mester, General Manager of PBS North, stated, “We believe ‘Inside Senior Living’ is the perfect addition to our station and audience. It aligns seamlessly with our mission to inspire and enrich lives for a more vibrant and connected community, and we are confident that this series will uphold our core values of integrity, excellence, and education.”
PBS North has been the region’s storyteller since 1964, harnessing the power of well-told stories to provide educational and entertaining shows to the region and share the stories of the people living throughout Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. PBS North believes in the power of storytelling, offering multimedia platforms and creating programming with communities, providing opportunities to learn, connect, and engage. More at https://pbsnorth.org 

Call for Families: Be a Part of the Journey
As part of the production process, the team behind “Inside Senior Living” is inviting Minnesota-based families to share their stories and be featured on the show. The series is on the lookout for engaging and diverse families willing to open their lives to the cameras and provide an authentic glimpse into the challenges and joys of aging.
To get a taste of what’s in store, viewers can watch the sizzle reel and join the conversation at https://insideseniorliving.tv/
The reel offers a sneak peek into the compelling narratives that will unfold in the series, showcasing the emotional depth and authenticity viewers can expect.

A Look Ahead: Premiere and Beyond
Production for the eight-episode first season of “Inside Senior Living” is scheduled to commence early 2024, with filming taking place exclusively in Minnesota. The series is slated to premiere on PBS North in November 2024, promising viewers a unique perspective on the journey of seniors and their families as they navigate the path of aging and senior living.
“Inside Senior Living” aims to be more than just a television show. It’s a movement to change the way Americans approach aging and powerful testament to the resilience, love, and unity that bind families together, even in the face of challenges posed by aging.


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