Caring for Yourself While Caring for Your Aging Parent or Spouse
(Keynote or lunch-hour talk)

One in four persons is involved in caring for a family member—one in four! Often, the hardest part is dealing with one’s own emotions: guilt, anger, fear, grief, loss and love. Acknowledging these feelings is critical to moving on.

Information is power. There is a vast difference between being a responsible caregiver and becoming a martyr. The talk centers on finding the people, places and programs one can turn to for help.

What others say:

“Thank you for sharing your experience, insightful advice and encouragement. Families are still talking about your wonderful presentation and how helpful the information is to them.”

-Toni Clemons-Porter, Long Term Care Administrator
Prince William (Virginia) Area Agency on Aging

“In the most extraordinary way, you joined the audience as a fellow caregiver, and also provided direction, hope and sound advice…. Your direct and clear style of presentation, coupled with your warmth and sensitivity, provided the perfect tone and the content was superb.”

-Barbara Moscowitz, M.S.W., MGH Senior Health,
Massachusetts General Hospital

“The workshop is still resounding! We keep getting calls with positive feedback from many who attended.”

-Sandy Kessler, Wagner Program, University of Judaism
Los Angeles, California

”You touched our hearts with your words and gave us direction and strength.”

--Geri Cisco, Senior Social Caseworker
Westchester County Office for the Aging