Luncheon

NEW: Seasons of Care

Caregiving for Elderly/Senior Members of Your Family

Monday, November 13, 2017

Session

Monday November 13
11:30am - 1:30pm

Lunch is provided; family members & guests are encouraged!

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WE BELIEVE CAREGIVING IS THE MOST IMPORTANT TOPIC WE AREN’T DISCUSSING IN OUR SOCIETY.

So after 2 years of research & testing, we’re pleased to invite you, your family members and friends to discover how a topic laden with fear and dread can become a far more positive, loving time in our lives.

ALL TOO OFTEN, IT HAPPENS SUDDENLY

A parent, spouse (or you!) falls or gets sick. What might seem like a routine hospital visit turns into something far more serious – a diagnosis that could require specialized care, a move from the family home, caregiving by professionals and/or family – and a great deal of stress for all involved. And our society is SORELY UNPREPARED to deal with this problem thanks to a “perfect storm” of trends:

  1. THE AGING OF AMERICA – 10,000 baby boomers reach retirement every day!
  2. THE PROJECTED GROWTH OF ALZHEIMER’S and other forms of dementia (complicating caregiving)
  3. SKYROCKETING FINANCIAL AND MEDICAL COSTS (often extraordinary and complex) that can shock families in any financial bracket
  4. EMOTIONAL, PHYSICAL, MENTAL, RELATIONSHIP & FINANCIAL DAMAGE that the caregiver and family typically suffer
  5. THE LACK OF PLANNING that can make an enormous difference in this season of life. In our society, talking about death and dying is taboo. So we avoid the inevitable until a crisis hits. But our failure to plan can have serious consequences: families are often forced to make life-or-death decisions about what their elderly/senior loved ones would have wanted only to find that some desired options are no longer available.

IS THERE A BETTER WAY TO HANDLE IT ALL?

YES! This workshop may be the first of its kind to address caregiving through a multi-faceted framework that focuses on the financial, relational, personal, AND logistical challenges caregivers face.

  • Caring for an elderly parent can permanently impair your family’s finances, but it doesn’t have to.
  • Caregiver challenges can damage family relationships OR strengthen family ties for generations.
  • Caregiving can be a time of great stress, fear and regret. Or it can be a time of love, compassion and respect … a time in which loved ones feel valued … a time when families come together and say goodbye in the best possible way.
  • Caregiving can be an arduous time with no happy ending. Or it can be a special time filled with gifts for your loved one, the caregiver, and your family.

SOUND TOO ASPIRATIONAL?

WELL, IN THIS WORKSHOP, WE’LL TACKLE THE FIRST STEPS to help you see new possibilities for caregivers and families. This discussion can serve as a catalyst for you and your family to begin talking about these issues NOW – before some event thrusts you into crisis mode with little preparation, experience, or guidance.

Since this workshop is interactive, we also hope you’ll meet others who are sharing similar experiences and could become part of your caregiver support network.

NEED HELP NOW? WE’LL ALSO PROVIDE SPECIFIC ACTION ITEMS AND CAREGIVER RESOURCES YOU CAN USE RIGHT AWAY.

Every participant will receive a “caregiver toolkit” full of resources, to-do lists, priorities, tips, and other materials that can help you navigate those “WHAT DO I DO RIGHT NOW???” questions. We’ve spent two years (so far) curating the information in this caregiver toolkit and we’re confident that you’ll find valuable information and ideas among those pages.

PLUS: Here’s a resource you can download right now: 
Caregiver Support Book: Caring for Aging Parents with Alzheimers, Dementia

Compiled over two years, this PDF offers advice and wisdom from current and former family caregivers

We encourage you to invite your family members and friends, since this topic touches everyone and planning is so crucial.

By the way, Caregiver Appreciation takes place in November, making this workshop even more relevant for caregivers whose parent/family member is suffering from some form of dementia, Alzheimer’s and needs help and support from the community.

We’ve listed the workshop topics and audiences who may be most interested in the sections below.

Topics
  • Review caregiver challenges, formal research and the topics that research doesn't cover (and we will)
  • Reframing caregiving: An exercise to help us shift our thinking from "a story with no happy ending" to one that can be more positive for families
  • Family caregiver case study, discussion and brainstorming
  • Change, stress & avoidance in families
  • Family roles: A dive into family structure, the roles they play, the ramifications and your own role (one you can change once you know what it is!)
  • Family rules - often unspoken impediments that go awry and damage relationships (even health) of family members during this time
  • Continuing the support: Schedule a free 1-on-1 discussion to help you sort out your own immediate challenges
  • Continuing the support: Review the materials in the "caregiver toolkit"
Audiences

This workshop is designed for ALL OF US:

  • Individuals/families who are caregivers today or foresee it in the near future and need immediate support
  • Families who are fine but will need to do this in the future
  • Families who foresee this happening (and it will) and want to be prepared and understand what their senior loved ones do and don't want;
  • Individuals/couples who would like to plan for their own care situation and let their families know what they truly want, because that's one of the big dangers - the regret that comes when i'ts all over.
  • Anyone with financial and fiduciary questions about what the family can afford so they can plan accordingly
Topics
  • Review caregiver challenges, formal research and the topics that research doesn't cover (and we will)
  • Reframing caregiving: An exercise to help us shift our thinking from "a story with no happy ending" to one that can be more positive for families
  • Family caregiver case study, discussion and brainstorming
  • Change, stress & avoidance in families
  • Family roles: A dive into family structure, the roles they play, the ramifications and your own role (one you can change once you know what it is!)
  • Family rules - often unspoken impediments that go awry and damage relationships (even health) of family members during this time
  • Continuing the support: Schedule a free 1-on-1 discussion to help you sort out your own immediate challenges
  • Continuing the support: Review the materials in the "caregiver toolkit"
Audiences

This workshop is designed for ALL OF US:

  • Individuals/families who are caregivers today or foresee it in the near future and need immediate support
  • Families who are fine but will need to do this in the future
  • Families who foresee this happening (and it will) and want to be prepared and understand what their senior loved ones do and don't want;
  • Individuals/couples who would like to plan for their own care situation and let their families know what they truly want, because that's one of the big dangers - the regret that comes when i'ts all over.
  • Anyone with financial and fiduciary questions about what the family can afford so they can plan accordingly

Led by Susan Davis, a caregiver whose story will touch many of our hearts and souls, this workshop is valuable for all of us because very few families plan in advance, and this just happens. And when that does, we are hardly in a position to make proactive decisions that are in the true best interests of our loved ones and the family members.

Matthew Geller JOYN President

Dealing with my parents’ aging and all the related issues affected everything in my life. I felt like I was living in a high-speed wobble.

JOYN client

Planning ahead is the key. And determining roles and responsibilities upfront can help address many of the care issues that crop up – and the dangers and health risks that a primary caregiver (who sometimes doesn't realize that official “role”) often encounter.

John Ellard Senior Financial Advisor at JOYN

Putting the care puzzle together for elderly parents requires a mix of legal, financial and governmental resources. And it’s a problem many people haven’t planned for. In order to be able to take care of your senior parents from a legal perspective, there are certain pieces of paper you need to have in place – and nearly half the adult population doesn’t.

Jean Chatzky

You, ultimately, will be rewarded the gift of saying goodbye in the best way possible.

Mary Joe Saavedra Author of "Eldercare 101: A Practical Guide to Later Life Planning, Care, and Wellbeing"

Monday, November 13, 2017

Session

Monday November 13
11:30am - 1:30pm

Lunch is provided; family members & guests are encouraged!

2017-11-13 11:30 2017-11-13 13:30 America/New_York NEW: Seasons of Care Monday November 13 500 Northpark Town Center - Peachtree Dunwoody Conference Room, 3rd floor GV Financial Advisors

500 Northpark Town Center - Peachtree Dunwoody Conference Room, 3rd floor

1100 Abernathy Rd NE, 500 Northpark Bldg, 3rd floor Atlanta, GA 30328

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Questions? Call Amanda Chapman at (770) 295-5736 or contact us here.