Hume Bank will host its fifth charity evening at the Albury Regent Cinema on Wednesday 4th May at 6pm in support of Older Persons Mental Health Service, Albury Wodonga Health. The evening will showcase the emotional, powerhouse film, Still Alice.
The film stars Oscar winning actress, Julianne Moore as Alice Howland, a renowned linguistics professor who learns she has early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking and inspiring.
By showcasing a film such as Still Alice, Hume Bank encourages the older generation to seek help when overcoming challenges in mental health. Guests will also hear from guest speaker Sandra Davidson, Operations Director of Older Persons Mental Health Service and Cognitive Dementia and Memory Service, Wangaratta (OPMHS & CDAMS).
All profits from the evening will go to Older Persons Mental Health Service, a community based service for people over the age of 65 who may be experiencing issues with their mental health. Services include, comprehensive assessments and short term therapeutic interventions such as medication monitoring; psychotherapy, advocacy, referral and mental health promotional programs.
“We are truly grateful that Hume Bank have partnered with us for this special event,” shared Sandra Davidson, Operations Director OPMHS & CDAMS. “The profits raised from this evening will go to much needed resources that will help run the ‘Healthy and Wise’ program.”
“There’s an increase of complex issues facing an aging population and we are fortunate to have these services available locally in order to help overcome the barriers to good mental health” explained David Marshall, Hume Bank Chief Executive Office.
The charity evening forms part of Hume Bank’s continued commitment to raise awareness of the issues surrounding mental health. Tickets are $30pp and available from any Hume Bank branch or online here