Age Wide Open Programs for March, April and May Combine Education and Support in One Evening

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Age Wide Open supports adult children as they assist their senior parents along their aging journey. The organization has been offering monthly programs since June 2012, a year after the organization achieved its 501c3 status.

Age Wide Open is now combining its free monthly educational and support program into one evening on the first Monday of each month. Attendees can come for education at 6pm and leave after the first hour, or stay for a 7pm Support Group. The next three month’s programs will be held at the Deschutes Public Library on Wall Street, Bend

Upcoming programs include:

Monday, March 4, 6-8 pm   How to Communicate So Your Senior Can Hear You, featuring Ali Davidson, Counselor and Senior Advocate, followed by a Support Group

Ali Davidson authored a book called It’s Between You and Me to help adult children and their parents work together to create a plan for the senior years. As a counselor in private practice and a master in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), Davidson coaches adult children and seniors on how to maximize a senior’s independence and choice in a time of diminishing personal freedom.  In her legacy planning sessions, Davidson helps family members create intergenerational rapport and teaches adult children to communicate in a way their senior parent can hear. Davidson possesses a profound understanding of the senior experience, which is conveyed in her counseling and speaking on behalf of seniors’ independence and freedom.

Monday, April 1, 6-8 pm   Alzheimers and Dementia from a Caregiver’s Perspective, featuring Dr. Richard MacDonell MD, Geriatric Specialist, followed by a Support Group

Monday, May 6, 6-8 pm Medication Dos and Don’ts and Medical Warning Signs, with Geriatric Nurses Panel

Age Wide Open programs are offered free of charge, and rsvp is welcome, but not necessary. 541-410-4162.

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