The Alzheimer’s Association – North Central Texas Chapter will be hosting a free showing of the film, the Father and the Bear, Tuesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. at City Lights Theatre in Hudson Oaks.
The film focuses on a father’s struggle with a dementia diagnosis and his enduring devotion to perform at his beloved summer theatre one last time before the disease escalates. The film’s director, John Putch, was inspired to make the movie after his mother and actress, Jean Stapleton, died with dementia. Stapleton was best known in her role as Edith Bunker on the TV sitcom All in the Family.
Following the movie, will be a brief Q&A about dementia and caregiving with Barbara Harty, gerontological nurse practitioner and assistant professor of medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.
The showing is free of charge however, registration is requested. Please call 800-272-3900 or visit bit.ly/alzmoviehudsonoaks for more info and to reserve your seat. Refreshments will be sold at the venue. The City Lights Theatre is located at 1000 Cinema Dr. in Hudson Oaks.
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The event will benefit the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Weatherford. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Weatherford is September 30. Registration is open online at act.alz.org/NCTCwalks.
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
The North Central Texas Chapter covers a 40-county service area and Fort Worth serves as headquarters for the chapter, which has regional offices in Abilene, Waco and Wichita Falls.
The chapter is a nonprofit, donor-supported organization. The programs and services are made possible through contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations.