Hebrew SeniorLife College of Retirement Living To Offer Workshop Focused on “You & Your Aging Parents: A Family Approach to Lifelong Health, Wellness and Care”

Two Sessions October 14 & 21 to Feature HSL Aging Experts

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hebrew SeniorLife, the largest provider of senior health care and housing communities in New England and an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, today announced two Fall 2012 College of Retirement Living workshops. The “You & Your Aging Parents: A Family Approach to Lifelong Health, Wellness and Care” workshop sessions, scheduled for October 14 and 21, will focus on the questions every family has when faced with the myriad of physical, mental, social and emotional needs of aging parents.

The first session, “Acknowledging the Change,” will feature speaker Ellen Goodman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe columnist and co-founder of The Conversation Project, and focus on recognizing the changes and symptoms that are harbingers of more complications and care for the aging parent. The second session, “What Do We Do Now?” will feature speaker Jane Gross, the founder of the New York Times blog “The New Old Age” and author of “A Bittersweet Season: Caring For Our Aging Parents – and Ourselves.” It will focus on responding to the unique needs of each aging parent and determining the best health care and housing solutions. Each session will include a panel discussion with experts in the field of aging from Hebrew SeniorLife.

The first session will take place on Sunday, October 14, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at NewBridge on the Charles located at 5000 Great Meadow Road in Dedham. The second session is scheduled for October 21, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Orchard Cove located at One Del Pond Drive in Canton.

Tickets are $25 for both sessions and ticket holders can bring a family member with them to both sessions for no additional charge. Tickets include a reception with the featured speaker and panelists following each session. Tickets may be purchased by phone Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 781-234-9029 or online at www.hslindependentliving.org.

Post event, an eBook will also be available to attendees and online at http://AgingRedefined.org.

About Hebrew SeniorLife

Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a national senior services leader uniquely dedicated to rethinking, researching and redefining the possibilities of aging. Based in Boston, the non-profit, non-sectarian organization has provided communities and health care for seniors, research into aging, and education for geriatric care providers since 1903. For more information about Hebrew SeniorLife, visit http://www.hebrewseniorlife.org/ or connect on Twitter, Facebook or our blog.

for HSL
Melinda Pryor, 617-646-3347

Source: Hebrew SeniorLife