workshops can be tailored to meet your needs. For instance,
we can be available for something as short as a fifteen
minute question and answer session. Or, we can host
a series of workshops covering critical issues with
a formal presentation followed by a questions and answer
resources are available to complement the presentation,
and participants receive handouts covers the presentation
topic and additional resources.
following is a list of presentation topics Aging Family
Serivces has given in the past:
Sandwich Generation - It's not just a bunch of bologna
the demands and responsibilities of two generations'
needs is becoming an increasing phenomenon for adult
children of elderly parents.
is Cheap -- Communication is harder than you think
Planning ahead could be easy but many older adults don't
want to talk about issues that in reality give them
more control over their lives and save time, money,
and stress. Where to live, powers of attorney, health
care powers of attorney, and living wills are some of
the topics covered.
Help! I'm a caregiver at the end of
When people begin caregiving, they usually do not understand
what they are getting into. Taking care of the caregiver
is critical to the well being of the family unit and
involves managing stress and accessing resources for
support and respite.
I will not move! I will not move! I've
got to move.
Independent living, assisted living, rest homes, nursing
homes -- what are they, who pays for them and how
much do they cost!?
I will not move! I will not move! I
need help at home.
The clear preference of older adults is to remain in
their own home, but they are reluctant to admit the
need for help, overwhelmed by where to start, and how
to locate appropriate, quality resources in the community.
This talk helps clear up some of the confusion on getting
I'm not old and I don't want to be
around old folks
Aging does not have to be a matter of sitting back and
waiting to get old. Healthy aging requires a combination
of social, emotional, and physical exercise.
Home Alone - An ounce of prevention
Home safety needs to be evaluated pertinent to the individual's
needs. This talk includes checklists of things to look
for and available resources to meet various needs and
provide peace of mind.
I'm lost in the system and "they"
are making decisions for me
Each person is a consumer and has rights and responsibilities
in decision making -- whether those decisions involve
interacting with your medical doctor, a hospital discharge
planner, or an institution's care providers. A discussion
of your rights, responsibilities, and where to turn
for help from community advocacy groups.
If none of the above topics fit your needs,
tell us what you're interested in and we will design
a workshop and present it to your group.