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August 4, 2018
10:30 AM
Time Details:
Doors Open 10:30 a.m. Film Shows 10:45 a.m. Open seating - first come, best seats
Grand Cinema
606 Fawcett Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free; Reservations at or call 253-798-4600
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Films on Caregiving: THEORY OF EVERYTHING

Saturday, August 4, 2018

A powerful film about the stress caregiving can have on a marriage.

Caregiver Film Series Continues at Tacoma’s Grand Cinema

Caregivers do everything – from simple chores of making meals and doing laundry to providing series medical care.  Many times doing those day-in and day-out tasks take their toll.  The resulting impact can cause tremendous stress on caregivers and impact their relationships. 

Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources hosts a second film in our caregiving series.  Theory of Everything will show on Saturday, August 4.  Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and the film begins at 10:50 at the Grand Cinema, 606 Fawcett Avenue in Tacoma.  Complimentary popcorn will be provided by Advanced Health Care.  The film is free but tickets much be obtained in advance at or by calling the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) at 253-798-4600.    

The film examines the life of astrophysicist Steven Hawking.  At the age of 21 he was diagnosed with ALS and continued his work with the support of his wife, Jane.  They had two children together.  Jane provided care as the disease progressed.  Over the years, as his care needs advanced, the stress on both of them took its toll on each of them as well as on their relationship.  

“Even though this film takes some factual liberties, caregivers can learn much form Theory of Everything,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, manager of Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources.  “One of our top concerns is that caregivers take care of themselves as well as their loved one.  Without adequate self-care, providing adequate care for another will be more than difficult.  There is much to learn from this film.”

Other films schedule for the series are:
September 8 - Happy Tears
October 13 - Miss You Already
November 10 - Glen Campbell:  I'll be Me
December 8 - The Descendants
March 9 - August: Osage County
April 13 - The Diving Bell & the Butterfly
May 11 - You're Not You
June 8 - Intelligent Lives

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.