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Navigating the Nitty Gritty: Helping Your Aging Parents

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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One event on November 15, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on December 13, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on March 7, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on April 4, 2019 at 7:30pm

Workshops for the Sandwich Generation*
(*adults 40-70 caring for aging parents while raising children)

5 Workshops: Thursday evenings | 7:30-9 pm
Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 13, Mar 7 and Apr 4

Co-presented by the Newton Senior Center and co-sponsored by Hebrew SeniorLife and Harvard Medical School Affiliate

The Nitty Gritty of Hands-On Caregiving – October 18
Whether you are caring for an aging loved one on a daily basis or just the occasional afternoon, find out the specific techniques/tips/resources to keep both you and your loved one healthy. Get practical answers to all the questions you’re afraid to ask. SPEAKER: Charlene Harper, master senior adult exercise trainer, course writer and health educator

The Emotions of Role Reversal: Family Dynamics, Caregiving, and the Adult Child Experience – November 15
Let’s be honest. Growing up, you never imagined the day would come that your parents would need you this much. Feelings of duty, sibling rivalry, guilt and resentment can all bubble up— and sometimes all at the same time! Dr. Ruth Nemzoff will explore the family dynamics of this challenging phase of life from the perspective of the adult child. Submit your confidential questions in advance to rnemzoff@brandeis.edu. SPEAKER: Dr. Ruth Nemzoff, PhD, author of “Don’t Bite Your Tongue: How to Foster Rewarding Relationships with Your Adult Children.” Introduction by Temple Emanuel’s Senior Rabbi Wesley Gardenswartz.

Navigating Family Conflict – December 13
Do you and your siblings, step-family, or in-laws find it challenging to work together to meet the increasing needs of aging parents? Are you facing difficult family decisions regarding caregiving, living situation, family finances, or shared property? This workshop focuses on how to successfully communicate with family members as you strive to support and protect your aging loved ones. SPEAKER: Crystal Thorpe is a mediator, trainer, co-founder and the principal of Elder Decisions® and its parent company Agreement Resources, LLC.

Field Guide to Cognitive Issues: What to Expect When to Be Concerned and Where to Turn – March 7
Cognitive changes as we age can include everything from minor short-term memory loss to delirium, dementia, inhibition and more. What are the differences? What are the signs? When should you be concerned? And how can you communicate this concern productively? SPEAKER: Dr. Jennifer Brinckerhoff, M.D., is the medical director of Hebrew SeniorLife Medical Group at Orchard Cove in Canton, MA.

Understanding Emotional and Psychological Challenges in Older Adults – April 4
The emotional and psychological challenges of life don’t “retire” when we do. Older adults experience the same depression, anxiety, and mood disturbances as the rest of the population, and often deal with more loss and isolation. Dr. Eran Metzger will lead a discussion of these and other issues older adults face and provide tips for family members. INVITED SPEAKER: Dr. Eran D. Metzger, M.D., is the medical director of psychiatry at Hebrew SeniorLife


November 15
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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