AARP”s Casper Community Action Team will screen the movie, “What They Had,” for free on January 16 at 7 p.m. inside Studio City Theaters on East Second Street in Casper. The movie, as well as popcorn and soda are free to those attending thanks to AARP.
The movie is presented through AARP’s Movies for Grownups series, which seeks to fight social isolation in those aged 50 and over. Seating is limited by the size of the theater and attendees are asked to register at: https://aarp.cvent.com/WHATTHEYHAD_Casper or call 1-877-8300, and ask for AARP Wyoming’s Free Screening of WHAT THEY HAD – Casper.
According to AARP’s Tim Appelo , “What They Had,” may be the best movie yet made about Alzheimer’s and its impact on families — a timely topic, since the Centers for Disease Control has estimated that America’s dementia-patient population will double to 13.9 million by 2060, and family members are often the caregivers. Writer and director Elizabeth Chomko, inspired by her own experience after her grandmother’s diagnosis, superbly gets to the heart not only of the Alzheimer’s patient — the focus of most of the very few movies that dare to tackle it — but of everyone in the family.
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment.