Coming Up on October 17th, I will be presenting a workshop
How to Help Midlife Siblings Move Towards Forgiveness to Form a Team to Care for Elderly Parents .
The Workshop location is :
Sponsored By Senior Care Management http://www.seniorcaremgt.com
Senior Care Management
(609) 882- 0322
Why should you attend ?
1) Build a better knowledge base of the aging family
2) Identify ‘nearly’ normal family systems where midlife
crisis with aging parent is present and create
interventions to assist midlife siblings reach filial maturity
3) Identify midlife sibling dysfunction and understand forgiveness
tools to enhance therapeutic interventions and get aging parents better
9-10.Adult- Siblings – Types, Roles, Rules , Siblings Rivalry , Midlife and in old age power point and guided discussion
break 10 minutes
10:10- 11-. Midlife Siblings in the Aging Family -Stress and Burden in Caregiving
What is the Role of the Aging Professional ? guided discussion and power point
Break 10 minutes
11:10- 12:10 Mom Loves You Best and I Hate You Helping Midlife Siblings Forgive and Forge Lifelong Relationships and Care for Aging Parents- guided discussion and power point
12:10-12:30- Questions – wrap up discussion
3.0 Contact Hours and CEU credits
approved for nurses and social workers.
Certificates to be distributed at end of series.
I will be in New York on October 3rd to speak at Senior Source a geriatric care management component of Self Help , a renown 75 year old New York Based program dedicated to Holocaust survivors seeking refuge in America, with a distinguished 75 year history, dedicated to enabling the elderly and other at-risk populations to live in their own homes, independently and with dignity.
The Senior Source Salon will be held from 6 PM to 8 PM October 3rd .
I will speak about negotiating midlife sibling issues in both the “nearly normal ” and dysfunctional aging family. My presentation will cover the challenges of negotiating and mediating with estranged siblings regarding their parents or loved ones finances, assets, estates and guardianship.
The presentation will address sibling family dynamics in midlife and the steps siblings take to achieve forgiveness in a midlife family . These steps can create sibling family team to care for an elderly parent.
This talk will be based on my book Mom Loves You Best Forging and Forging Sibling Relationships, New Horizon Press,
To find out more about the event or sign up to attend go to Senior Source
Are you and your midlife siblings from a dysfunctional family? When a midlife sibling group faces a parent care crisis, if they are a dysfunctional family- they face almost insurmountable issues. To overcome this Hindu Kush, they need a family meeting managed by a mediator
Dysfunctional families are conflictive. They are incompatible and fragmented. Family members and midlife siblings historically argue constantly, even over relatively unimportant issues and often cannot even come to an agreement over uncomplicated matters. The family nest, from which these siblings sprang may have been a troubled one, in which dissension, rivalry and resentment were rife. Such rickety parental architecture can last a lifetime. Old conflicts between siblings or among adult children and the aging parent often resurface during a crisis period with aging parents
. The family has a very difficult time making changes as a group. Any change in this fragile family, like the decline of an aging parent, is as overwhelming as a rogue wave. As a sibling group, adapting to change has always been nearly impossible. What’s more, they are often easily shattered both as individuals and as a family unit, and usually have a history of emotional cut-offs, with siblings or family members not speaking to each other for years at a time.
Consider a family meeting when your aging parents face a crisis that calls for a sibling team meeting. Before you do contact a geriatric care manager, who may also be a mediator or can refer you to a mediator as part of their services.