Free screenings of 'Nine To Ninety' highlight National Healthcare Decisions Day (221)

LACONIA — Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, along with partners LRGHealthcare and Huggins Hospital, are hosting two viewings of the award-winning documentary film Nine To Ninety. Free screenings are set for Thursday, April 14 in Wolfeboro, at the Huggins Hospital Medical Arts building (5-6:30 p.m.) and Wednesday, April 20 in Laconia, at the Bean Conference Center (5-6:30 p.m.). Light refreshments will be served and a short discussion about the movie will be facilitated afterward. To register for the event or for more information visit www.centralvna.org.

April 16th is National Healthcare Decisions Day, a day when we all should be thinking about the importance of advance healthcare decision-making. The documentary Nine To Ninety highlights a family (with ages ranging from nine to ninety) while they are managing their own struggles making health care decisions. Nine to Ninety is not your average love story. But it is a story for our times. Phyllis and Joe Sabatini have been together 65 years. At ages 89 and 90, they live at home with their daughter Sarah and nine year old granddaughter Jacqueline. But as the family struggles to make ends meet and the grandparents' health problems escalate, they are forced to make a difficult decision that will surprise viewers. The choice leads them all to consider: What does it take to live, love, and die with dignity and grace in the modern age?