Dyan Walsh, from Eastern Area Agency on Aging is to talk about an upcoming screening of the film Nine To Ninety.
This film is the love story of Phyllis and Joe Sabatini, who at age 89 and 90 live in the home of their daughter and son-in-law, where they relish time with their young granddaughter Jacqueline.
But as the family struggles to make ends meet and the grandparents’ health problems escalate, Phyllis becomes determined to free her daughter from the burden of caring for everyone from nine to ninety.
When Phyllis makes a difficult decision to move 3,000 miles away to live with their other daughter, she faces parting from Joe, her husband of 62 years.
Phyllis’ choice ignites bigger conversations about when the best way to say ‘I love you’ is to say ‘goodbye’ and how to age with dignity.
The screening will take place on Sunday, April 10th from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at University of Maine at the DP Corbett Business Building Room 115 in Orono Maine.
Following the screening their will be a discussion and a chance to meet he filmmakers and some of the cast. Resources will also be provided to help you guide this conversation with loved ones.
For more information you can call Eastern Area Agency at 1-800-432-7812 or log on to eaaa.org