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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Advanced Tickets on Sale for Chocolate Screening

If you would like to get some advanced tickets, the screening will be at 4:30, Saturday, April 22.  Tickets at this site are $15 + $1.82 service charge.  Go to this site:

Ticket site for Film Festival Screening

Hit the Green "Tickets" button, and scroll down to Saturday Twilight.
Then scroll to the bottom and go through the rigamarole of paying ..

The advantage of getting advanced tickets is that currently, the movie is in a small cinema - if enough people get advanced tickets, they will move it to a larger cinema.  Also, clearly, if they don't move it, and a lot of people show up, you may get aced out of a seat.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Latest Activities

Our Call Manager Extradonaire, Peg Griffith, sent out an email, and I am blatantly plagiarizing her good work ... 
I mentioned there was some beta testing going on regarding new processes….we are now ready to roll them out.   Below is a summary of the four call-related processes we are currently doing:

1. Facility Calls (previously called Daily Calls):
These are first calls to find out if the facility is a viable option for us to continue to call.   We aren’t doing any of these right now, but they might pop of here and there when we get new facility lists.

2. Research *** NEW ***:
We have had people behind the scenes searching on-line websites, googling and being detectives trying to find contact information for hospitals so callers that are doing deep dive calls (see #3) can more easily bypass the receptionist and avoid other bureaucratic landmines.   

3. Deep Dive ***NEW***
Once the researchers gather the information, a data sheet is sent to the deep dive callers and they are to contact the facility using the contact information provided by the researchers.   These calls are similar to facility calls, but they are more in-depth and focus more on the administrative, social services, case management, admissions, etc. departments versus the emergency rooms.   Once the deep divers make the call they are asked to evaluate whether this facility should be adopted.

4. Adopt A Hospital (AAH):
These are facilities that are assigned to one person to establish a relationship and enter data when calls are made.  These calls are on your own schedule based on the relationship you have with your facility.  

As always, if you would like to do any of these tasks, email NancyIsMissing@gmail.com and let us know which one(s).

In Addition

We are continuing to try the "top down" approach.  Detective Rosenberger from the Manhattan Beach Police Department accompanied me to downtown LA last week to see if an in-person visit would get the people at the Medi-Cal Investigations and Fraud Division to help us by supplying another list of palces that have applied for Medi-Cal coverage for a person without a valid SSN.  They promised to provide this info by tomorrow evening.

I also spoke to the Probate Division head of the LA County Public Guardian.  This is the area where any applications for conservatorship will go.  He assured me that he is looking for applications that match Nancy's profile.

Also, my sister has been busy calling the Public Guardians and Adult Protective Service agencies at counties in California, letting them know about Nancy and asking them to keep a lookout.

As always, thanks for all your hard work and dedication to finding Nancy.

Spefics on Choclate Screening

The date and time has finally been set for the Chocolate Screening:

Laemmle Noho 7
Saturday April 22 at 4:30pm.  Feel free to spread the word! I believe that tickets are $12. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Movie "Chocolate" Film Festival Info

Chocolate will be shown at the First Glance Film Festival, which runs April 20 - 23 at Laemmle Noho 7 Theatre.  The schedule is not yet set, but you check it out here:

Link to Film Festival Facebook Page

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Remarkable Short Movie: Chocolate

I was invited, along with Nancy's parents and Nancy Ward, to a private screening of the short movie "Chocolate". 

The movie is about a woman who has early onset Alzheimer's and wanders from home, ending up in the homeless community in Los Angeles.  (Rather remarkable, really).

The movie features truly amazing performances, including by Piercey Dalton (playing "Eve", the subject of the film), Joao Bounassar, Amy Argyle and Talia Bacha.  (you don't have to take my word for that, the movie was nominated in four categories for the London IFF, and Amy Argyle won for best supporting actress).

Thiago Dadalt wrote and directed this movie - and it is scary how accurate it is. 

There will be a showing for the public at a North Hollywood film festival, I believe in April.   Please check it out.

Facebook Page for Chocolate

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Daily Breeze article on the LA County Board of Supervisors vote to help find critical missing persons...

Nice article in the Daily Breeze describing the vote by the LA County Board of Supervisors to set up a task force to better help families whose loved ones with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or autism wander off and go missing.

Click here for article: Daily Breeze Article: LA Country Board of Supervisors Vote to Find Critical Missing Personss