Essential Conversations Presentation: How to Talk about Difficult Topics during Difficult Times

Posted on March 17, 2017 by Jennifer Mele under Pastoral Care Ministry, Presentation
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Albany Diocesan Cemeteries Presentation

Presentation by Margie Wood, President & Founder of Unlimited Options

Thursday, May 11, 2017
6:30 – 8:30pm

St. Edward the Confessor Church
569 Clifton Park Center Rd., Clifton Park, NY 12065

As we age, the impact upon the “critical transitions” of our lives becomes more immediate. Both those who are aging (55 years of age and older) and their adult children and significant family members can prepare to come together to engage in dialogue and problem solving. Either PRIOR to an emergency or at the critical moment, the goal of conversation and communication is to provide support and care. The need for a process or tools in having these conversations becomes essential in handling both the planning and making of decisions and the emotional/relational concerns that often interfere with peaceful implementation.

• Review 10 Essential Questions that need to be addressed by the aging person and family
• Become familiar with the specific tools for implementing such a discussion
• Learn the impact of NOT engaging in these necessary conversations (unresolved conflict
and disintegration)
• Understand distinct benefits for elders/family members as they discuss end of life care

Cost: Good will offering

Click here to view the presentation flyer and registration form.

To register, complete & return the event Registration Form, or contact Kelly Grimaldi at (518) 463-0134, email KellyAnn.Grimaldi@rcda.org.

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