Posts Tagged ‘connecticut elder mediation’

 

My Elder Mediation Letter Published in the Hartford Courant

On August 25, 2011, the Hartford Courant published my letter on Elder Mediation. The previous week, on August 17, the Courant ran a Kiplinger News Service article by Erin Peterson,  “Help in arriving at what’s best: specialized mediators can work with families to settle elder care disputes.” As I stated in my letter, the Courant […]


Elder Mediation presentation at Apple Rehab Guilford (CT)

On January 27, 2010, at 7:00 p.m., I will present a talk on Elder Mediation at Apple Rehab Guilford, 10 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT. The program is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. To reserve your seat, please call Apple Rehab Guilford at (203) 453-3725. This interactive program […]


Shoreline Eldercare Alliance December presentation – Part II

Earlier this month, the Shoreline Eldercare Alliance (SEA) gave a presentation on loss and change at Peregrine’s Landing in Clinton, Connecticut. The evening featured excellent speakers and an attentive audience. The emphasis on “change” was an especially helpful one. It is easy to think of aging as simply decline and inevitably negative. This perspective reinforces […]


Shoreline Eldercare Alliance December presentation – Part I

Earlier this month, the Shoreline Eldercare Alliance (SEA) gave a presentation on loss and change at Peregrine’s Landing in Clinton, Connecticut. The evening included excellent speakers and an attentive audience. One of the points that hit home to me as a mediator was the perspective that our society has an especially difficult time discussing death. […]


Holidays and tough conversations – Part III

In Parts I and II, I wrote about the holidays as a time when families might be together face to face for the first time in a number of months. Changes that might not have been obvious on the telephone become clear or statements from a local sibling that Mom needs more help may be […]


Holidays and tough conversations – Part II

Last time,  I wrote about the changes in an aging loved one’s emotional and physical health that family members might notice at the holidays.  If a face-to-face holiday visit is the first one in a number of months, a decline in health may be both obvious and startling. The prospect of a difficult conversation can […]


Holidays and tough conversations – Part I

Today is Thanksgiving and some families are gathering together, face to face, for the first time in many months. The general press talks about how large a role family dynamics — or dysfunction — can play in these get-togethers.  The holidays are also a time to witness change in an aging loved one. A physical […]


Elder Medation talk at Fowler Nursing Center- Postponed

I was scheduled to speak at Fowler Nursing Center, Guilford, CT on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 7:00.  That talk has been postponed as a precaution against H1N1.  As Connecticut shoreline residents know, Guilford has been hard hit by H1N1.  So many students have been struck by it, that school administrators decided to close  Guilford […]


Presentation on Crisis Intervention in Elder Mediation

On October 22, 2009 I gave a presentation on Crisis Intervention in Elder Mediation at VNA Community Healthcare in Guildford, CT.  This presentation was a “return engagement” in a sense: in April, I had given an overview of elder mediation, including how it fits into mediation as a field and how it fits into the […]


Elder Mediation talk at Shoreline Eldercare Alliance (SEA)

Last week, I had the welcome opportunity to talk to the Shoreline Eldercare Alliance about elder mediation at their regular meeting in East Haven, Connecticut. The Shoreline Eldercare Alliance, or SEA, describes itself as “a  group of ethical business owners and representatives of area organizations who provide senior adults and community members with information, resource […]