Care Documentary Screening

Join B'nai Jeshurun's Aging in New York Hevra, Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, and the movement of the Caring Majority for a screening and discussion of the new documentary film: Care. You can RSVP for the screening here. Let’s face it. We’re all aging. 90% of Americans would prefer to age at home and in community. Most of us will need some help in order to age in place with dignity. What will it look like? Who will provide it? How will it feel? Be among the first to get a sneak peak of this powerful film about care, caregiving, and what matters most in the end. Care delves deep into the world of home elder care through the eyes of both paid caregivers, unpaid family caregivers, and elders. It features many compelling stories of BJ, JFREJ, and the National Domestic Workers Alliance members, as well as footage of our ground-breaking Eldercare Dialogues program. Vilma, an undocumented care worker, cares for Dee, 92, once an active businesswoman whose only family lives 3,000 miles away. Delores tends to Miss Nina, a stroke survivor with a spicy tongue. In an isolated rural area, Laurie cajoles Larry to do his exercises and have hope while he waits for a lung transplant. Larry’s wife Tiff says, “this is the hardest job in the world”. Yet despite spending long days taking care of others, these compassionate women don’t make enough to put food on the table for their own families. Laurie can’t pay her rent. Delores winds up in a women’s shelter. And that’s only half the story. Middle class Toni and Peter are going broke paying for his 24/7 care. Through these stories Care reveals the deep humanity and poignancy of care work, as well as the challenges and frustrations faced by elders, their families, and care workers. It also reveals the beginning of a movement grappling with how we can better care for our elders, and those who care for them, as our nation ages.