Seasons of Caring
FREE Seasons of Caring Film Screening & Discussion:
Nine to Ninety
Friday, May 17, 2019, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Post-Film Discussion Moderated by Judith R. Peres, LCSW-C
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, son-in-law and young granddaughter. As the family struggles to make ends meet and Joe's 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 facing parting with 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.
View the trailer HERE.
After the film, join Judith R. Peres, LCSW-C, a member of CaringMatters' Board of Trustees and an acclaimed expert in palliative/end-of-life care policy and clinical social work. Ms. Peres brings over four decades of experience and expertise in the theoretical and practical aspects of death and dying, as well as palliative care hospice, long-term services and supports. In her private psychotherapy practice, she works to assist Medicare beneficiaries in navigating the transitions of aging. Her consulting clients have included the Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Altarum Institute's, Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness, the Center for Practical Bioethics and the National Institute of Nursing Research. In addition to her work with CaringMatters, Judith is on the Board of Directors of the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network and is a Commissioner of Aging for Montgomery County, Maryland.
Thank you to our Seasons of Caring sponsor, AARP Maryland!