The film, “Pioneers of Hospice” is a rare living testament to the history and challenges pioneers in the field of end-of-life-care faced while shaping hospice care as we know it today.
The film will be shown at the Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane, at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19.
The journey is recounted by the pioneers themselves in their own words. The film offers excellent context and a thorough introduction to hospice staff, volunteer trainees, and anyone interesting in the origins of the hospice movement.
Its strength comes not only from the story of the historical process, but more importantly from the amazingly honest and warm interviews with the founders and champions of the hospice movement.
The film is produced, directed and edited by Terrence Youk who began work in film and television in 1985, first as a composer and later writing, producing, directing and editing independent documentaries, educational films, and multimedia presentations.
He is the owner and producer of Brook Hollow Productions, Inc. based in Vermont. He has produced nationally acclaimed programs for PBS, A&E, and the Wisdom Channel as well as films crafted for nonprofit institutions.
The Bluegrass Care Navigators, formerly Hospice of the Bluegrass, is bringing the film to the Senior Center.