Join us for an interactive program featuring Director Eric Gordon, who will answer your questions about his award-winning feature-length film, “When All That’s Left is Love.” In this emotionally gripping story about his own parents, Eric returns home to relieve his aging mother, Marilyn, of the sole care of his father, Shelly, who is living with Alzheimer’s Disease. Eric joins his mother in caregiving, even as he captures unprecedented footage of the progression of his father’s illness and his mother’s increasing inability to cope.
Upon registering for this program, you will receive a link via email that allows you to view at your leisure this moving documentary about caregivers of individuals living with dementia. Joining Eric Gordon is Justine Conley, AARP’s Associate State Director for Outreach, who will be available to answer your questions about caregiving. She will also share resources for support and information such as www.aarp.org/caregiving and www.communityresourcefinder.org.
This program is presented by Eric Gordan and Justine Conley and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation in collaboration with AARP.
How to join the Zoom Program:
Upon registration for this program, you will receive two emails:
- One email from Eventbrite: you can either disregard this email or save it for your records. No action needed with this message.
- One email from the Center for Health & Wellbeing: this email will contain your link to join the Zoom meeting. Simply select the link and the Zoom Meeting will launch. Please allow yourself five – 10 minutes before program start to launch Zoom and confirm your technology is properly working.
By participating in this program, you agree to the CHWB’s Gracious Space policy.
Please Note: You will receive a Zoom email that contains a link to join the live Q&A program as well as a link to view the film prior to this program. Please take some time to view the film before the live program, so that you may take full advantage of the interactivity with the film’s director and AARP caregiving expert.
About Your Program Presenters
About Eric Gordon, Director
Eric Gordon is an award winning director and producer who has exhibited his work at film festivals worldwide. One previous work, a 35mm short film, “Rita, Pigboy and Me” was written by Tom Lazarus (Stigmata) and stars Mel Gorham (Blue in the Face, Smoke, Curdled). The film screened at more than 40 festivals worldwide, winning 18 prestigious awards during its run, including Best Director from the Florida Motion Pictures and Television Association (FMPTA). Gordon has worked on major feature films, music videos, serving as both cinematographer and associate producer. His background in documentary film shows his versatility: documentaries shot and edited in Key West and in Calabria, Italy; stateside, he worked on a documentary about a friend in end stages of AIDS and a short, “That Really Cool Car Place on East Pettigrew Street.” Over the past six years, he has produced, shot, and directed the feature length documentary, When All That’s Left Is Love.
About Justine Conley, AARP
Justine Conley is an associate state director for Advocacy and Outreach for AARP for North Florida. She joined AARP in June 2016 and as the associate state director she provides leadership with volunteers, members, and community partners to achieve AARP’s social impact and build relevance across diverse communities. AARP is an advocacy organization who fights for issues that concern those 50 years old and older populations like Social Security, Work & Jobs, Financial resilience, Caregiving and Health. AARP helps people choose how they live as they age. Prior to AARP, Conley served 19 years on the Young Life staff; finishing as the vice president of Multi-Cultural and Urban Ministries, Midwest Division. Young Life is a nonprofit organization focused on Christian outreach to adolescents. In her role with Young Life, Conley recruited and trained volunteers across a 12-state region. She founded J Conley Consulting, focused on providing resources and training to youth ministries and women’s leadership development. She holds a Sociology degree from Berea College. She is an active member of her local church and mentor to women leaders nationally.