Common Challenge Faced When Trying to Care for Aging Parents

As if the list of challenges faced when trying to care for aging parents isn’t long enough, 77 percent of adult children in a study by Penn State and Rowan University reported stubborn behavior by their parents. As seniors fight to maintain their independence and pursuit of things they enjoy and their adult children worry […]

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 […]

Difficult Conversations: Adult Children and their Aging Parents

It is a common topic of conversation these days among those whose parents are facing the impacts of aging. “My Mom has fallen three times within the past few months and I’m so worried about her.” “Since my Mom died, my Dad seems down. His mobility is so limited; he rarely leaves the house anymore.” […]

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 […]