Cornerstone VNA Offers Free Screening of Nine to Ninety at Portsmouth Public Library

Cornerstone VNA is pleased to offer a free screening of Nine to Ninety, a film about what it takes to live, love and die with dignity and grace in the modern age. The screening of this brilliant film on aging will take place on Tuesday, March 21 at the Portsmouth Public Library on 175 Parrott Ave in Portsmouth, NH and is part of their March Movie Madness series. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the film will begin at 6:30 pm. Following the 30 minute film, the audience will have the opportunity to participate in a thoughtful discussion with members of the clinical and professional staff from Cornerstone VNA. The screening is open to the community and there is no cost to attend this special event. Snacks and light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Ann Vennard at avennard@cornerstonevna.org or 603-332-1133 x109 or 800-691-1133. You can also register online at http://www.cornerstonevna.org/event/nine-to-ninety/
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About the Film: In this award-winning documentary directed by Alicia Dwyer and produced by Juli Vizza, we meet Phyllis and Joe Sabatini. At ages 89 and 90, they live at home with their daughter Sarah and granddaughter Jacqueline. But as the family struggles to make ends meet and the grandparents’ health problems escalate, they are forced to make a difficult decision. Determined to free Sarah from the burden of caring for everyone from “nine to ninety,” Phyllis decides to move 3,000 miles away to live with her other daughter, Angie. But this means parting from Joe, her husband of 62 years. The choice leads them all to consider: What does it take to live, love, and die with dignity and grace in the modern age?

Cornerstone VNA is a non-profit home, health and hospice agency currently serving Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap and Carroll Counties in New Hampshire and York County in Maine. The team at Cornerstone VNA provides skilled nursing, rehabilitative therapies, social work as well as volunteer and support services through five distinct programs: Home Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Life Care-Private Duty and Community Care. For more than 100 years, Cornerstone VNA has been committed to bringing services to people of all ages so that families can stay together at home, even when facing the challenges of aging, surgical recovery, chronic or life-threatening illnesses or end of life care. To learn more about Cornerstone VNA, visit www.cornerstonevna.org or call 800-691-1133.

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