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Free Documentary Film Showing Saturday, November 12: IT’S NOT A BURDEN: The Humor and Heartache of Raising Elderly Parents

Greenie Films, along with Presenting Sponsor Desert Oasis Healthcare, brings a free theatrical screening of “IT’S NOT A BURDEN: The Humor and Heartache of Raising Elderly Parents” to the Palm Springs Cultural Center, in the historic Camelot Theatres building at 2300 E. Baristo on Saturday, November 12 at 2:00pm.

An astounding 42 million Americans are caregivers for their elderly parents during what can be a difficult phase of their parents’ lives. These adult children often say that no matter how tough this experience may be, it also comes with a sort of beauty, allowing them to connect with their parents in significant, life-affirming ways. Many of those adult children featured in the film said they would do this all over again … for just a bit more time with their parents.

The film, named “Documentary of the Month” by the Today Show, provides an intimate look, presented with humor and heart, at the relationships between aging parents and the adult children who care for them, examining challenges they face and solutions they discover along the way. You can RSVP for the film at MyDOHC.com.

“We thought this was an important film for everyone to see, especially those who are providing care to their parents,” said Dr. Marc Hoffing, Medical Director of Desert Oasis Healthcare, which provides services to more than 30,000 patients/members through Medicare Advantage and another 30,000 Commercial HMO members. “Even though aging is inevitable and many of our older patients live with at least one chronic condition, our primary aim is to help them achieve and maintain optimal health for as long as possible.”

A special guest-moderated Q&A will follow the screening with the filmmakers, some of the families from the film, and other special guests. Before the film and after the Q&A, attendees can explore the Resource Fair featuring local organizations that work with and serve the senior population and the people who love them to help support and inform them on their journey as caregivers.

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