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Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA) is proud to announce a special screening event of the captivating new documentary TURNING POINT. From acclaimed filmmaker James Keach (Academy Award-nominated Glen Campbell...I’ll Be Me), TURNING POINT follows the researchers on the cusp of an incredible scientific breakthrough that could be the first step toward making Alzheimer’s itself a distant memory.

Screening Details

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - Doors open at 9:30am. Film starts at 10am
Location: Sam L. Cohen Adult Day Center, 30 Barra Road Biddeford

Following the screening, you can tour the Sam L. Cohen Center and speak with caregiver experts on all aspects of caring for someone with dementia. Refreshments provided. This complimentary screening is presented by the SMAA and the Sam L. Cohen Adult Day Center and is sponsored by the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation.

Seating is limited. RSVPs are required. Please call or email:
Janet Bowne - 396-6533 - jbowne@smaaa.org

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About the Film

It’s been called the final frontier of medicine, the real health care moonshot, the holy grail of science. Alzheimer’s disease -- the most feared of all maladies, with no way to cure, stop or even slow its insidious progression. But now, TURNING POINT brings  you  inside  the quest  for  the  first  medication  that  could  treat  the  underlying  process of Alzheimer’s disease. Meet  the  people  behind  these  grand  experiments, the scientists driven as much by personal conviction as professional innovation, and discover  why  medical  science  is  never  easy,  often  unpredictable,  and  potentially perilous.

TURNING POINT also  takes  on  some  of  the  complex  issues  facing  the  American healthcare system, including the  public  health  tsunami  that  will  hit  the  country  as  Baby Boomers age, with the disease projected to nearly triple in the next 30 years.

TURNING POINT is about the men and women who dedicate their lives to discovering a cure for Alzheimer’s,” said filmmaker James Keach. “I hope that the film will inspire and educate audiences, not only about the disease itself but also the people behind it and ways we can fight it together.”

The film was produced by PCH Films and is presented in association with BrightFocus Foundation, a leading non-profit organization that works to end Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.

More info on the film can be found here and the trailer here.


Since 1973, the Southern Maine Agency on Aging has provided residents of York and Cumberland counties with resources and assistance to address the issues and concerns of aging.  The Agency serves people ages 60 and older, family caregivers, and people under 60 with a disability.  Agency services are devoted to fulfilling its mission to improve the quality of life for older adults, adults with disabilities, and the people who care for them. For more information, visit www.smaaa.org.

PCH Films, based in Los Angeles, California, is a multimedia and post production company founded by James Keach, Jane Seymour and Trevor Albert in 2007. The company develops, produces, and finances feature film, TV, documentaries, animation and music in addition to offering a wide range of post production services. The partners extensive credits include Walk The Line, Groundhog Day, League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Because Of Winn Dixie, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Dr Quinn Medicine Woman, award winning documentary Disease Of the Wind and many others.

PCH most recently released the documentary film Augie, award winning documentary Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me andaward winning feature film Waiting For Forever — all directed by James Keach.

PCH has numerous projects in development ranging from series to features and documentaries. The company’s goal is to continue to create intelligent and humanistic entertainment across multiple platforms that appeals to a broad audience.

BrightFocus Foundation is a premier source of private research funding to defeat Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.  We are currently managing a global portfolio of nearly 200 research projects, a $40 million investment in the bold, innovative science that will find the cures for diseases of mind and sight.  We share the latest research findings and best practices to empower families impacted by these diseases.

Harvard Pilgrim is a not-for-profit health plan that provides a variety of insurance plans including Medicare options and self-funding arrangements to more than one million members in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation was created in 1980 to supports Harvard Pilgrim’s mission to improve the quality and value of health care for the people and communities we serve by providing the tools, training and leadership to build healthy communities throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed more than $145 million in funds. In 2017, the Foundation awarded more than $2.3 million in grants to more than 900s nonprofit organizations within the four states.