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Quality of life at the end of life

'Defining Hope' National Premiere

Defining Hope, a new documentary by filmmaker Carolyn Jones, will make its national debut on Wednesday, Nov. 1, to coincide with the beginning of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.

Nina sings with children Gloria and Raul Jr. Scene from 'Defining Hope'

We are excited to bring this important film to Chicago with a 12:00 p.m. screening at the Studio Movie Grill, 210 W. 87th St., along with a post-show discussion.

It's a story about people weighing what matters most at the most important junctures of life, as well as the nurses who guide them. The documentary follows patients with life-threatening illnesses as they make choices about how they want to live, how much technology they wish to accept, what they hope for, and how hope evolves when life is threatened.

Jones, who spent four years interviewing nurses for the American Nurse project and film, is releasing Defining Hope at a critical time: as a rapidly aging population faces incalculable challenges in end of life health care.

Our Chicago debut of this nonprofit project will coincide with screenings in hundreds of cities nationwide. These events will spark thousands of viewers to Start the Conversation about their future health care preferences!

With the support of Senior Talk, JourneyCare, Brookdale Senior Living and Brookdale Hospice, we are delighted to offer this event free of charge in Chicago's Chatham neighborhoodTo reserve your seat, register here!

You can also leave a message at 312-428-6919. We expect seats to go quickly, and advance registration is required.

For those with a different time or location preference, our friends at DePaul University will be hosting a screening of Defining Hope at the Davis Theater on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.

We hope to see you at the movies!


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Life Matters Media aims to be the premiere provider of information, resources and support for all involved in end of life decision-making. Through fostering better communication, we will empower the ill, aged, caregivers, surrogates and medical providers to navigate this life phase with confidence and dignity.

Our Vision

Empowered life choices.
End of life quality.

We seek to foster a greater understanding of the capacity that end of life decisions have to nurture the human spirit.

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