In conjunction with November’s National Family Caregivers Month, AARP New Jersey hosted its first Movies for Grownups screening on Friday, November 13, 2015 at the historic and beautiful Newark Museum. Attendees viewed The Theory of Everything, a tale of hardship, love, and adversity in life. AARP members and volunteers enjoyed free refreshments and the full theater erupted with clapping upon the film’s conclusion.
Prior to the screening, Newark Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins made opening remarks and Christine Newman, ASD of Community Outreach at AARP New Jersey, discussed AARP’s I Heart Caregivers initiative. Moviegoers learned about the Care Act, a new state law that helps family caregivers when a loved one comes home from a hospital stay. New Jersey is home to 1.1 million caregivers, and caregivers provide $13.6 billion worth of unpaid care every year to adult loved ones.
AARP New Jersey plans to have more Movies for Grownups events throughout New Jersey in 2016. To stay connected with future AARP events, you can like us on Facebook.com/AARPNJ and follow us on Twitter @AARPNJ.
To share your caregiving story and learn more, please visit aarp.org/iheartcaregivers. You can also find caregiving resources at aarp.org/caregiving.