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Mayor Spano & Office for the Aging, in Partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, to Provide a Free Screening of “Still Alice” at Saunders High School

Post Date:08/31/2016 9:21 AM

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YONKERS, NY – August 30, 2016 – Mayor Mike Spano today announced the City of Yonkers is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to provide a free screening of the award-winning movie “Still Alice” on Thursday, September 15 at 6:30 PM at Saunders High School – 183 Palmer Road. The complimentary admission is in support of Alzheimer’s awareness as the movie depicts a college professor from Columbia University (Julianne Moore) who is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.  There will be a question and answer session after the movie about local resources available by Office for the Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association.  

“Once again, we are proud to partner with the Office for the Aging, which time and again, demonstrates community engagement,” said Mayor Spano. “Viewing ‘Still Alice’ is a teachable moment for us as it is an impactful and telling story of how this devastating disease affects not only those afflicted by it but also their loved ones as well. I encourage our residents to take advantage of the resources made available to them so they can best learn how to manage the disease and its effects.” 

“Still Alice” is a 2014 American independent drama film written and directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland and based on Lisa Genova's 2007 bestselling novel of the same name. The film stars Julianne Moore as Alice Howland, a linguistics professor at Columbia diagnosed with familial Alzheimer's disease. Alec Baldwin plays her husband, John, and Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth,and Hunter Parrish play her children, Lydia, Anna and Tom.

“Still Alice” had its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2014.  It received critical acclaim, particularly for Moore's performance, who won awards including the Academy Award for Best Actress, the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role and the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress.

To RSVP, residents should call 914-377-6822. To learn more about the City of Yonkers’ Office for the Aging and its services, visit www.yonkersny.gov. To learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, visit the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.

 

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