Nine to Ninety – Film Screening & Discussion
February 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
At Friends of Hospice, we understand how difficult it is to discuss death and what matters most to us at the end of life – even with our loved ones. You are not alone, and we’re here to help you get a little clearer about how to start these conversations. Together with The Conversation Project, we invite you to a screening of the documentary Nine to Ninety followed by a mini-workshop and discussion with a qualified hospice and palliative care professional. We’ll provide you with a great tool–the Conversation Starter Kit—that is a perfect guide for this important topic.
Soup and sandwiches will be provided. This program is free and open to the public; bring a friend! RSVPs required for planning food, beverage, seating, and parking.
RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or (541) 410-3918.
About the film: Nine To Ninety 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. While Joe has become resigned to his ailments, Phyllis yearns to live with agency and independence even with limited resources, and the couple’s surprising choices ignite bigger conversations about how to age with dignity.
About The Conversation Project: The Conversation Project is a public engagement initiative with a goal that is both simple and transformative: to have every person’s wishes for end-of-life care expressed and respected.