Mom, Dad…Can We Talk?
Last November, JFS partnered with Sholom and the St. Paul JCC to offer the “Thinking of Change?” forum designed for people facing the changes that mid-life often brings. Over and over, we heard participants ask for more workshops and information on caring for aging parents. With 75 million Americans between ages 40 and 60 dealing with the needs and concerns associated with their aging parents, this doesn’t come as a surprise.
To meet this demand, the three agencies have teamed up again to offer Conversations that Matter with Dick Edwards, author, teacher, and retired Mayo Clinic eldercare specialist on Sunday, September 8 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the St. Paul JCC. His book – Mom, Dad…Can We Talk? Insight and Perspectives to Help Us Do What’s Best for Our Aging Parents has been acclaimed as a “read-me-first” for adult children dealing with the concerns and issues of aging parents. Learn more about his book at www.momdadcanwetalk.com.
Edwards has 36 years of experience working closely with older adults and their families at Lutheran Social Services, Methodist Hospital, Madsen Corporation and Mayo Clinic’s Charter House, a nationally recognized model for excellence in retirement living and long-term health care. He has traveled the country speaking to over 130 audiences of appreciative adult children and professionals. He has consulted in the US, Malaysia, Norway and Ireland.
The cost of the event is $18 per person and includes coffee, tea and an assortment of breakfast breads. Seating is limited. Advance registration is recommended at www.stpauljcc.org.