We hope this film is a reminder to all who view it that Alzheimer’s disease is serious and often heartbreaking for a family.
Newton, NC (PRWEB) April 22, 2015
Retirement communities across North Carolina and Virginia are preparing to show the film that features the Grammy Award®-winning and Academy Award®-nominated song, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” sung by Glen Campbell himself. The beautiful and inspiring film, I’ll Be Me, is directed by James Keach and produced by Trevor Albert.
Abernethy Laurels will show the film at 6:30pm on Thursday, April 23 at Carolina Theatre, 222 1st Ave. NW, Hickory, NC. Piedmont Crossing will offer the film screening on Thursday, April 30 at 6:30pm at Lexington Civic Center, 217 S. Main St., Lexington, NC. Lake Prince Woods will be showing the film at Kings Fork Middle School, 350 Kings Ford Road, Sulffolk, VA on Thursday, May 7 at 7pm.
In 2011, country music legend Glen Campbell set out on an unprecedented tour across America. Having just been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Glen Campbell went public about his diagnosis, and together with his wife Kim, launched the Goodbye Tour. Originally planned for a five week run, his health – and popular demand – enabled the tour to expand to 151 sold out shows over the next year and a half. The Campbell family lobbied Congress for more funding for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The film documents the amazing journey of Campbell along with his family and friends attempting to navigate the wildly unpredictable nature of Campbell’s progressing disease using love, laughter, and music.
“Our organization is passionate about finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Many of our properties work closely with their local Alzheimer’s Association chapters to raise funds and provide education about the disease,” stated Lee Syria, United Church Homes and Services CEO. “We hope this film is a reminder to all who view it that Alzheimer’s disease is serious and often heartbreaking for a family. It is important for all of us to be vigilant in helping find a cure.”
The movie showings are sponsored by Omnicare, a comprehensive provider of pharmacy and related services to elder care and other specialized health care settings. All three movie showings are free and open to the public. To find out more information, please call Shaylyn Ladd at 828.465.8028.
United Church Homes & Services, a not-for-profit corporation located in Newton, NC, operates three continuing care retirement communities, a PACE (Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly, and seven affordable senior housing communities across North Carolina and Virginia. For additional information, contact Joy Cline at 828.465.8014 or visit our website at http://www.uchas.org.