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Great turnout for free AARP AR screening of 'Still Alice'

A near-capacity audience packed a movie theater at Riverdale 10 Cinemas in Little Rock the evening of June 18 to watch a free AARP Movies for Grownups screening of the film Still Alice and learn more about resources for family caregivers and their loved ones.

AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins speaks to moviegoers attending the June 18, 2015, free screening of "Still Alice" at Little Rock's Riverdale 10 Cinemas as part of AARP's I Heart Caregivers initiative.

The screening was held in connection with AARP's I Heart Caregivers, which works to recognize and support the 42 million Americans, including 478,000 Arkansans, who perform a great labor of love every day — caring for older parents, spouses and others to help them live independently at home, where they want to be.

Still Alice stars Julianne Moore in her Academy Award-winning portrayal of Alice Howland, a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When this mother of three grown children receives a diagnosis of early-onset familial Alzheimer’s disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to whom she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring.

Check out AARP's Caregiving Resource Center for valuable information and access to caregiving resources. As part of our commitment to raise awareness about family caregivers, AARP Arkansas is collecting personal stories from Arkansans who currently serve or have served as caregivers for loved ones. You can share your story by contacting Tori Williams at (501) 217-1624 or

The Still Alice screening was part of AARP’s Movies for Grownups, which strives to spotlight and celebrate movies with storylines, performances and filmmaking that have distinct relevance to the 50+ population.

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