Joan On Her Own
Based on a true story, Joan On Her Own chronicles the decisions of a family to move their elderly mother, Joan Bradshaw, into a retirement community. Told through the eyes of her adopted daughter, Betsy, it captures the best and worst of family dynamics through this transition. Joan’s delight at finally having the independence she has longed for is short lived as she begins a spiral of cognitive decline that demands a greater level of family intervention. Told with warmth, authenticity, and heart, this becomes an unlikely pairing of two siblings, both long distance, who become advocates for their mother in totally different ways, based on their deep love and concern for her. Navigating the challenges of boundaries, they define them both for their mother and themselves as they become primary caregivers to the exclusion of their other siblings.