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GEM Community Brown Bag Presents: “Coming of Age With Aging Parents”
January 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bring your lunch and join us for this first in a three-part series on caring for an aging parent or loved one. Whether you’re in the thick of caregiving, anticipating it, or want to crack open this topic with your children, this discussion is for you.
Andy Wade, pastor, organizer, and caregiver, will share stories that open up dialogue and new perspectives about caregiving, self-care, and managing unexpected family dynamics.
Take home resources will also be available at all three events including Eldercare specialist, Gail Goeller’s insightful book, “Coming of Age with Aging Parents”.
Learn how to approach delicate topics and discover topics you may not even have thought about. Discover the importance of humor and how to cultivate joy during emotionally draining times. Together, let’s crack open this nut and begin exploring new ways to love, live and thrive together through this journey of life.
In February, Britta Wilson, MA in Gerontology and program coordinator for Volunteers in Action at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital will offer a presentation on environmental changes/adaptations that can make life easier and safer for elders. In March the team will guide participants through AARP’s “Prepare to Care”, a planning guide for families. Dates and locations for February and March gatherings will be announced soon.