Friday, October 27, 2017

Coffee Talk: How to Begin the Caregiver Conversation with an Aging Loved One or Parent, with Iris Waichler

Welcome to FREE monthly Coffee Talk workshops that are meant to educate and empower! The workshops are sponsored by Blessons Scholarships for Women and take place at the wonderful bar and restaurant, The Reservoir, located at 844 W Montrose.

Marlise Fein presents Coffee Talk: How to Begin the Caregiver Conversation with an Aging Loved One or Parent with Iris Waichler - Sunday, October 29, at 10:30am-11:30am

Many of us have aging parents and need to understand and help them with the process of finding a caretaker without going into debt. Unfortunately, uninformed decisions can cost your parents, or you, thousands of unnecessary dollars.  This free workshop is for those who want to learn more about the options, financial picture, and decisions involved in choosing or becoming a caretaker for your elderly friends or aging parents.

There are currently 45 million caregivers. A Pew Research study revealed 47 percent of adults in their 40's and 50's have a parent who is 65 or older while supporting a child. Are you one of them? You may be in the future. What will you need to know to be a good caregiver? How do you begin the caregiver conversation with an aging loved one or parent? Find out how to approach the topic of caregiving and what needs to be done to help all parties prepare.

Iris Waichler is a well-known patient advocate and has been a licensed clinical social worker for the past 40 years. She began her career working with geriatric patients who experienced catastrophic illness and counseled them and their families about adapting to these medical problems. She helped them understand their medical condition helping them... to cope with the disease and its impact on their lives.  More information about the workshop is here.

Blessons provides free mentorship and educational workshops for all women, including scholarships to disadvantaged, low-income women who are 25 years or older and who have had their higher education put on hold due to experiencing challenging life lessons including; cancer, mental illness, physical or emotional abuse, or who are first-generation immigrants.

To find out more information about Blessons please click on this link: Blessons Scholarships for Women

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