The film and the event draw attention to the realities and challenges facing people with Alzheimer’s Disease and those who care for them.
What: Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center is proud to present a private screening of the award winning documentary, Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me as a community gift. The film will be screened for those most touched by Alzheimer ’s in the Tiffin community. This includes family members, caregivers, health care providers, private and public community leaders and fans of this country music legend. The documentary is a powerful portrait of the life and musical legacy of the great American musical icon known for hits including Rhinestone Cowboy , Wichita Lineman and Gentle on My Mind. After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Campbell and his wife Kim went public with the diagnosis and announced his goodbye tour. Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me documents Glen and his family’s attempt to navigate the wildly unpredictable nature of the progressive disease using love, laughter and music as their medicine of choice. Rare vintage footage and extraordinary new performances of Campbell’s most beloved hits immerse this moving cinematic account in the overwhelming talent of this humble family man.
Why: Volunteers of America is collaborating with the producers of this documentary film to raise national awareness of the challenges facing Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers, and those who have the emotionally and physically challenging job of caring for them. In addition to providing direct care to Alzheimer’s patients through VOA facilities such as Autumnwood Care Center, VOA also trains and certifies caregivers in VOA Validation, a way of caring for and communicating with older, disoriented people, who are often diagnosed with Alzheimer’s-type dementia. Validation promotes empathy on the part of the caregiver, communication to reduce stress and increase happiness, and dignity during the final stages of life. To learn more, visit www.VOAValidation.com.
The Tiffin private screening will be held on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the Ritz Theatre. Tickets may be requested by calling Diane at 567-230-6351 or e-mailing your name, address and phone number to AutumnwoodCare@voa.org by January 9, 2015. This event is free, thanks to these generous sponsors: B&B Molding, The Good Shepherd Home, The Tiffin Charitable Foundation, Inc., Institutional Care Pharmacy and United Church Homes.