Victoria film screening of "The Caregivers' Club"
April 7 is National Caregivers Day, and family caregivers in Victoria are invited to celebrate the occasion by attending the B.C. premiere of The Caregivers Club, a documentary that tackles the realities and challenges of the dementia journey.
In The Caregivers’ Club we meet four middle-aged caregivers – Domenic, Karen, Susan and Barbara – each taking care of a spouse or parent, who can no longer take care of themselves. All take you far beyond the practical problems of navigating a complex health-care system, and into the psychological challenges of coping with the changes that the people they’re caring for are experiencing.
Following the 57-minute film screening, our CEO Maria Howard will moderate a panel discussion on the challenges family caregivers experience and the support they need, with panelists Cynthia Banks (filmmaker), Daphne Armstrong (caregiver) and Daniel Fontaine (CEO, B.C. Care Providers Association).
Additionally, some very real relief will be awarded when SE Health presents up to 100 hours of free homecare respite to family caregivers currently looking after someone with dementia. Victoria caregivers can apply for the award until Sunday April 5 at midnight PST (11:59 pm) here.
After the screening, Cynthia Banks will announce the Caregivers’ Club Family Relief Fund Award with partners SE Health, of Vancouver Island.
Watch the trailer below:
Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020.
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: The Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas Street, Victoria, B.C.
Cost: Free, but registration is required. To register for the event, click here.