More and more families are dealing with the care of their elderly relatives and end-of-life decisions. These needs and decisions can often cause conflict between caregivers and their elder relative. How can families avoid these common pitfalls and conflicts? For starters, identifying each other’s fears and concerns over these challenges can help improve communication and avoid power struggles between you and your loved one. By understanding the experience of your older loved ones, you will be better equipped to address any crises or long-term concerns.
In this virtual workshop, Licensed Mental Health Counselor Alison Issen will share useful communication and negotiation strategies that address common issues families experience with their older loved one.
In this program, you can also expect to:
- understand the developmental tasks of older adulthood and its impact on the elder’s fears and concerns.
- learn how to negotiate a balance between autonomy and safety in eldercare issues.
- learn communication and planning strategies for successful family meetings.
This program is presented by Alison Issen, licensed mental health counselor, and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.
How to join the Zoom Program:
Upon registration for this program, you will receive two emails:
- One email from Eventbrite: you can either disregard this email or save it for your records. No action needed with this message.
- One email from the Center for Health & Wellbeing: this email will contain your link to join the Zoom meeting. Simply select the link and the Zoom Meeting will launch. Please allow yourself five – 10 minutes before program start to launch Zoom and confirm your technology is properly working.
For troubleshooting and other Zoom-related questions, please email us at email@example.com
By participating in this program, you agree to the CHWB’s Gracious Space policy.
About Your Program Presenter
Alison C. Issen is a licensed mental health counselor and a registered nurse. She has taught psychology at the college level and worked in the field of health and wellness for more than 35 years, including more than 14 years of hospice and oncology work. Issen holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida.