“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.