Free showing of Streep and Roberts movie on caregiving

Free showing of Streep and Roberts movie on caregiving

Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources is offering a free screening this month of “August: Osage County,” another film in the agency’s caregiving series.

The 2014 movie stars Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts as an acid-tongued cancer patient and her stressed-out daughter, respectively.  The film is recommended as one of the top-five caregiving films by and is rated R for strong language, sexual references and drug use. 

“August: Osage County” will show March 9 at the Grand Cinema in Tacoma, which is at 605 Fawcett Ave. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. and the film will start at 10:45. Complimentary popcorn will be provided by Advanced Home Care. 

Free tickets must be obtained in advance at or by calling the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 253-798-4600.

The movie portrays the challenges of balancing caregiving roles among family members and the spectrum of emotions faced as caregiving becomes a necessity. The plot shows how memories, old hurts and raw emotions can surface to pull families apart even as caregiving needs continue to increase.

Information about Aging and Disabilitly Resources’ family caregiver support program is available at 253-798-4600.