AGING PARENTS: The Seminar
A Program For Professionals To Offer Real Help For Families
Adult children donít want to think about it and, all too often, their parents donít want to talk about it. But everyday, hundreds of thousands of Americans are suddenly thrust into a world they know nothing about because they have put off planning for the inevitable. To help professionals, educators, clergy, and others working with elders and/or their families; Lifetapes Communications announces AGING PARENTS: The Seminar – a unique workshop package containing everything needed to conduct effective, information-filled, and successful AGING PARENTS seminars or workshops for the public.
AGING PARENTS: The Seminar is based on the award-winning, critically acclaimed family resource, AGING PARENTS: The Family Survival Guide. Bruce Tokars, Lifetapes Communications president and CEO says: The Seminar is designed for those who work with elders or their families. For example an elderlaw attorney, financial planner, insurance agent, or care manager can use the package to run well-rounded workshops as a way to help existing or prospective clients. The Seminar package is designed so that workshops can be held in a variety of flexible time formats from an employee brown-bag lunch presentation to an extended multi-session adult education class.
The Lifetapes Communications AGING PARENTS Seminar package offers useful information for families to manage the challenge of aging. Tokars adds: By working together to prepare for a more certain future and understanding the full range of issues around aging, families can start eliminating uncertainties and begin talking with each other which often leads to positive changes in a familyís dynamics. And because the seminar package is flexible, each presenter can tailor the material to meet the needs of their organization and those of the prospective audience of parents and/or adult children.
The subjects covered in AGING PARENTS: The Seminar deal with: how to effectively manage a parent care crisis, caregiving from a distance, legal issues, finance and insurance, housing, government programs, family dynamics, and surviving the stresses of parent care. Even if you are not an expert in a given field you can still present a valuable seminar. Those people with expertise, can conduct a complete workshop highlighting their professional area, and partner with other complementary professionals to offer an extraordinary and valuable workshop to the community at large, says Tokars.
AGING PARENTS: The Seminar includes a Facilitator Manual with full presentation scripts, outlines, tips, discussion-starters, group exercises, handouts for participants and presentation slides (DVD & CD-ROM), and a special video to start each subject segment. The program includes a train-the-trainer professional development program to help presenters learn how to create, publicize, and conduct effective AGING PARENTS seminars. AGING PARENTS.