With life expectancies outpacing the infrastructure of healthcare systems, economic forecasts and support systems, there is a greater need to plan ahead for how the booming aging population will be cared for. Whether it is about independence, money, health, caretaking, death or family relationships, these are conversations that are difficult to begin, but as 89 year-old Phyllis says in our documentary NINE TO NINETY, “We’ve got to talk about it!”
Our goal is to empower families to start discussing the needs and desires of the older members, what expectations they have for their care, and how they can accomplish their goals. Through a campaign of community screenings, educational events and public television broadcasts of the film, we aim to inspire these conversations, and to help connect families with the resources that exist around them. Ideally, together with our partners, this campaign can provide the tools to help foster comprehensive conversations between healthcare professionals and patients, providers and clients, and caregivers with family members.
INSPIRE OTHERS HOST A SCREENING
TALK ABOUT IT
We have resources to help you in your community, in your classroom, or with your loved ones. Check out the links below.