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Caregiver: A Love Story-Film & Interactive Education for Family Caregivers

March 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 SCENARIO, BUT WE WILL BE RESCHEDULING A REMOTE EVENT FOR THE NEAR FUTURE.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

Family Caregiver Alliance, Institute on Aging and Zitter Media is pleased to present a free, late-afternoon educational program for family caregivers, funded by the Stupski Foundation. This event will take place on Wednesday, March 18th, from 4-6 p.m., at IOA, 3575 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA  94118

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There’s a saying that there are only four kinds of people in the world: Those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers. Considering what is ahead for us all, it is vital to understand the landscape, common pitfalls and resources available.

Caregiver: A Love Story, is a short documentary which follows the journey of Bambi Fass and her loving husband, Rick, as he cares for her at home during the last nine weeks of her life.

Caregiving experts are starting to use this new film to create an interactive-learning experience for family caregivers, helping prepare them and their families for common caregiving issues and connect them with resources in their community.

Our March 18th event will led and moderated by caregiving expert, Christina Irving, LCSW, of Family Caregiver Alliance. Space is limited, and registrations are required.

Refreshments will be provided.

ABOUT THE FILM and FILMMAKER

Caregiver: A Love Story is co-directed and produced by Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD — a renowned critical and palliative care specialist from Oakland, California.  Dr. Zitter is a passionate advocate for humanism in medicine and uses her broad platform as a speaker, writer, producer of media to help improve lives.

Extremis, Dr. Zitter’s first film project, was nominated for an Oscar and two Emmys, and shocked us into the all-too-common reality of hospital deaths gone awry. Dr. Zitter has been invited to over 150 screenings of that film which have been offered at medical conferences, educational settings, and a broad variety of consumer events.

Dr. Zitter is also the author of the book Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life, and is a regular contributor to The New York Times. Her articles have appeared in The Atlantic, Time Magazine, Journal of the American Medical Association, The Washington Post, and many other publications.

ABOUT THE MODERATOR:

Christina Irving is the Client Services Director at Family Caregiver Alliance. She oversees the staff of the Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center who provide direct services to family caregivers, including assessment, counseling, education, and support. She has been with FCA for over 13 years, first as a Family Consultant and then as Clinical Supervisor. She received a Master’s degree in Social Work from San Jose State University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. Doors to the training will open at 3:15 p.m. The program will begin on time, so please be prompt.

Place: Institute on Aging, 3575 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118

Directions and Parking: Limited street parking around the building, in mostly 2-hour increments. Public transportation is nearby, with the Geary bus running right in front of the building.

Photo by Ales Krivec on Unsplash

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Institute on Aging San Francisco
3575 Geary Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States

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