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November 10, 2018
10:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Time Details:
Doors open 10:30 a.m.; Film shows 10:45 a.m. Open seating - First come, best seats
The Grand Cinema
606 S. Fawcett
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free; RSVP required at 253-798-4600 or
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Films on Caregiving: I'LL BE ME

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Glen Campbell embarks on his farewell tour following his diagnosis of Alzheimer's. It's a heartwarming reflection back on a stunning career in music and how he has touched family, friends and fans along the way. Campbell shows that an Alzheimer's diagnosis isn't the end of everything.

Caregiver Film Series Features Glen Campbell

Nearly everyone in America knows the name Glen Campbell.  The singer, guitarist, songwriter, television host and actor left a prolific legacy before his passing in 2017.  His career spanned five decades.  During that time he produced over 70 albums selling over 45 million records worldwide.  His recognitions came from the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Country Music Association, the Golden Globe and numerous others.

Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources is offering another film in our caregiving series – “I’ll Be Me.”  The 2014 documentary traces Glen Campbell on his farewell tour.  He was told to forget the guitar and prepare for the effects of Alzheimer’s.  The tour was planned for 5 weeks but continued through 151 shows over a year and a half.  

“I’ll Be Me” will show on Saturday, November 10.  Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and the film begins at 10:45 a.m. at the Grand Cinema, 606 Fawcett Avenue in Tacoma.  Complimentary popcorn will be provided by Family Resource Home Care.  The film is free but tickets much be obtained in advance at (Click on News & Events) or by calling the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) at 253-798-4600.    “I’ll Be Me” is rated PG for thematic elements and brief language.  

“It can certainly be an upsetting moment when a health care provider gives a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, manager of Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources. “Everyone receives that moment differently.  Here is an example of one individual – and his family – that were able to make the most of the time they had.  The story will be very familiar to those who have travelled this journey and quite sobering for those who have not.”

Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources offers this film as part of our Family Caregiver Support Program.  The program helps unpaid family caregivers with a variety of supports including education, counseling, adaptive equipment, housework and errands services and respite care.  People can learn more about the program by calling the ADRC at 253-798-4600.