Digest This: Families and aging

    How can families navigate issues such as independence, assistance, or sharing the care responsibilities among relatives? How do older adults envision their lives as they age, how do they stay connected, and what’s important to them?

    Digest This is a weekly, hour-long online discussion hosted by WHYY’s Health and Science team. Join us every Tuesday at noon. Log in at lunchtime to pose questions to experts and our reporters, voice opinions, and connect to people with similar concerns.

    THIS WEEK’S TOPIC: Families and aging
    Gathering around the Thanksgiving table families often find themselves discussing tough issues around aging. Maybe the family’s elders suddenly appear to be more frail, and in need of assistance. Or the aging parents feel like their kids are overbearing and trying to run their lives. How can families navigate issues such as independence, assistance, or sharing the care responsibilities among relatives? How do older adults envision their lives as they age, how do they stay connected, and what’s important to them?

    Join our conversation – tell us what has worked for you, your family, or what you are struggling with.

    When: 12:00 noon Tues, November 24th.

    Where:
    Right here. Click the blue button in the right sidebar to replay the chat.

    Moderator: Maiken Scott

    This weeks guests:

    duke100x120Brian M. Duke, Brian M. Duke is Director of the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging. He has worked in the field of aging for many years, and also has personal experience as a caregiver; he cared for his mother during the last years of her life.

     


    gottlieb100x120Dr. Dan Gottlieb
    is a therapist and psychologist, and the host of WHYY’s weekly radio program “Voices in the Family”.

     

     

     

    Davey100x120Dr. Adam Davey Dr. Adam Davey is a Developmental Psychologist with a Research Interest in Aging. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health at Temple University.
     

     

    More info:
    Driving means quality of life for older adults
    Voices in the Family: Families and Aging (11/23/09)

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