“Heart-wrenching. As unflinching as it is beautiful.” – The New York Times
SeniorCare Inc. presents Mimi & Dona, on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cape Ann Cinema, 21 Main Street in Gloucester, MA. The film will be followed by a discussion and cocktail hour with light appetizers. This presentation is sponsored by The Residence at Riverbend with additional support from Tufts Health Plan Foundation.
What happens when love runs out of time? For a 92-year-old mother, Mimi, who has cared 64 years for Dona, a daughter who has an intellectual disability, it means facing the inevitable—the likelihood that she will not outlive her daughter and the need to find her daughter a new home.
This poignant, heartbreaking and, at times, humorous documentary traces this process through the story of a quirky and deeply connected mother-daughter duo. The film spotlights the challenges of aging caregivers of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities—some 4.6 million Americans, 75% of whom live at home with family—and details the ripple effects of Dona’s disability on three generations of a Texas family.
There is no charge to attend this presentation. However, advance reservations are requested, and donations to support SeniorCare’s programs will be accepted. To reserve a ticket or for more information, contact SeniorCare’s Communications Officer Tracy Arabian at 978-281-1750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s our last market of 2017!
Saturday December 23 10-1
Gloucester UU Church
Come celebrate the brightening of the days, the hope of a new year and all that we share as a community.
Stock up for the coming months, grab the provisions you need for your special meal, and pick up a few unique last-minute gifts!
Don’t forget: CAFM memberships make great gifts and help us to remain viable and growing.
Thanks to so many generous shops and restaurants on Cape Ann and our ever supportive vendors, we have amazing holiday baskets to raffle off as well!
See you at the market!
Please join us in Kyrouz Auditorium at City Hall on 12/20 at 3PM for the 2017 Linzee Coolidge Philanthropy Award Ceremony honoring the community service & leadership provided by Barbara + Dick Wilson. #GloucesterMA is a better community thanks to both so let’s honor them together for this great occasion.
What do you get that hard-to-buy-for person on your list this holiday season? A Cape Ann Gift Certificate! These can be used at over 200 participating shops, restaurants, service businesses and more. Your gift… their choice. Click Here for a list of participating businesses.
Not only is this a great gift option, but it is a wonderful way to support our local businesses. They can be purchased at either Gloucester Shaw’s locations, Tuck’s Candy & Gifts in Rockport or at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce.
You can also give the gift of Cape Ann by giving a Cape Ann License Plate to friends and family. Stop by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce to pick up a free Cape Ann License Plate gift envelope – the perfect stocking stuffer! And remember the proceeds go back to the community. Plates can be ordered online and are mailed right to your door! Learn more here.