Submitted by Steve Weikal
St. Andrews Presbyterian is hosting a conference, Insights on Aging for Boomers and Beyond, on Saturday May 4, 2013 from 8:00 am until about 4:45 pm.
Those of us organizing this program recognize that we and our neighbors could use some help in navigating the choices we have to make as we and our families move beyond middle age. We have discovered that there are quite a few resources out there. There are people willing to share what they have gone through. We hope to begin sharing these insights with our neighbors.
To give attendees an overview of the issues and resources available to an aging population
- To provide resources and contacts that attendees can use to deal with their own or a family member’s situation
- To create communities of interest for attendees to develop ongoing support groups.
Who Should Attend?
Those whose parents are healthy but aging
- Those whose parents are ailing and in need of additional care options
- Anyone who wants to plan ahead for successful aging
Special Keynote Presentation
Presented by Jim Comer, Author of:
“When Roles Reverse: A Guide to Parenting Your Parents”
In 1996, Jim Comer returned home to Texas after 30 years to care for his father, who had suffered a stroke and his mother who had Alzheimer’s. Parenting his parents was a life-changing choice that led to a successful speaking career, a re-discovery of real family values, and the writing of When Roles Reverse: A Guide to Parenting Your Parents. Jim helps others learn from his difficult, demanding and often hilarious experiences, as he became an overnight parent. His goal is to encourage families to plan ahead and talk candidly about the decisions they face. From his 14 years of care giving, Jim helps audiences deal with challenges and find joy in showing up for their parents.
Admission is $10 per person which includes refreshments and lunch. Click “HERE” to register.