ANN ARBOR, MI – Jan. 21, 2015 In an effort to promote awareness about Alzheimer’s disease, Evangelical Homes of Michigan, Glacier Hills Senior Living, Presbyterian Villages of Michigan and United Methodist Retirement Communities have joined together to host a Washtenaw county premiere showing of the film “Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me” at 7 p.m. Sunday, February 8, 2015, at the Michigan Theatre, 603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. The premier showing is FREE and open to the public.
In 2011, music legend Glen Campbell set out on what he expected to be a five-week tour across America — it instead lasted for 151 sold-out shows across America over a year and a half. What made this tour extraordinary was that Campbell had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He was told to hang up his guitar and prepare for the inevitable. Instead, the singer and his wife went public with his diagnosis and set out on a “Goodbye Tour.” “I’ll Be Me” documents the journey as he and his family navigates the unpredictable nature of Campbell’s progressing disease.
According to the National Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. Closer to home, it is estimated that 5,008 people in Washtenaw County have been diagnosed with the disease. Most alarming, statistics reveal that for individuals over the age of 65, one out of nine individuals will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease across the country. Legend Glen Campbell was 75 years old when he was diagnosed. Daily we are touched by someone who is caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. As not-for-profit organizations we are committed to raising awareness about the disease. The public is invited to join us.
About Evangelical Homes of Michigan
Founded in 1879, Evangelical Homes of Michigan is a not-for-profit health and human service organization that provides healthcare, housing and community services to older adults and their families in Hillsdale, Lenawee, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties in southeast Michigan. Today, EHM is one of the largest nonprofits of its kind in metro Detroit and one of the oldest in the state, serving more than 4500 older adults and their extended families annually. It remains grounded in tradition to care for the underserved and has provided $11.5 million in charitable care over the past five years. Learn more about our specialized communities, memory loss care, home health care and home and community-based services. Call 734-295.9292 or visit us online www.ehmchoices.org.
About Glacier Hills Senior Living Community
For over 40 years Glacier Hills has served as a non-profit, non-sectarian senior living and care provider serving southeast Michigan. Our mission is to serve older adults with a continuum of lifestyle, care and support alternatives embracing enrichment of the whole person.
Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (PVM), headquartered in Southfield, MI, is a faith-based, non-profit, multi-site system that has served seniors of all faiths since 1945. PVM serves more than 4,300 seniors and currently has 25 senior living communities including continuing care retirement communities (apartments, assisted living, and skilled nursing all on one campus), subsidized senior housing, and market rate senior housing. The PVM Foundation advances the PVM mission by providing philanthropic support for benevolent care, innovative services such as Green Houses® for the frail elderly and wellness programs for residents and seniors throughout the state. For more information on Presbyterian Villages of Michigan or Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Foundation log on at www.pvm.org.
About United Methodist Retirement Communities
Building on a foundation of more than 100 years of service, United Methodist Retirement Communities is a faith-based, non-profit organization that promotes the wellness, dignity and independence of older adults, by providing high quality, innovative and compassionate senior residential care services across Southeast Michigan.
Join Evangelical Homes of Michigan, Glacier Hills Senior Living, Presbyterian Villages of Michigan and United Methodist Retirement Communities on Feb. 8, 2015 at 7pm at Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, MI for the screening of Glen Campbell’s “I’ll Be Me” a journey of how he and his family navigated through the unpredictable terrain of this progressive disease.