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More Dancing, Less Wrestling

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Advisors, Aging Parents, Caregiver, Siblings

Aging Parents Dance Cards is a 20-card set created for adult children of aging parents. Each 4″X 6″ card contains bite size insights and strategies for the unique challenges of caregiving for an older parent. They are designed to rebalance thinking and responses to the frustration, confusion and guilt that so quickly arises in communication between generations.

Aging Parents Dance Cards are an ideal marketing handout for professionals working with adult children of aging parents. They signal to potential or existing clients that you get it about the challenges of aging parents and, as important, you are providing them with a unique resource that has the potential to immediately improve communication between generations.

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Online College Course: Communication Skills with Seniors

Posted by on Dec 26, 2016 in Advisors, Aging Parents, Caregiver

I have joined the faculty of Saint Joseph’s College of Maine to offer a new online course entitled Communication Skills with Seniors (Sl 320). Here is the course overview:

The purpose of this course is to assist you in developing compassionate and effective communication skills with persons 65 years and older. To do this, it asks you to look beyond society’s stereotypic view of seniors as simply diminished versions of their former selves and see them as more complex and capable than was previous thought.

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