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Smarter, Stronger, Saner: The family advocate’s guide to aging parents

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Full program description

This program bundles three fall webinars that you can watch live or later at your convenience:
  • The Advocate's Guide to Hard Conversations on Wednesday, Sept 19 at 10:00 a.m.
    With thoughtful planning and the application of some simple communication techniques, you can increase the likelihood your message will be received…and in a non-threatening way. In this session we’ll discuss three straightforward techniques to simplify challenging conversations like changes in driving and housing as well as conversations with siblings about parental care.

  • The Caregiver's Guide to Self-Care on Thursday, Oct 18 at 10:00 a.m.
    If you do not take care of yourself, you will not be able to take care of someone else. In this session we’ll explore the issues facing caregivers and provide tips and strategies to help manage stress and prevent burnout.

  • The Advocate's Guide to End-of-Life Decisions on Tuesday, Nov 13 at 10:00 a.m.
    Dad likes to say “figures lie and liars figure.” But there’s a figure that no one can dispute: 100% of people die. When a parent views end-of-life decisions as “what if” decisions, s/he leaves you the burden of uninformed decision-making. This session will explore surrogate decision-making, standard legal forms to inform decisions, and communication strategies for critical conversations.
All webinars are led by Andy Crocker.  Andy's focus is to support education and outreach regarding the health and well-being of the aging population in the State of Texas. His main role is to support the County Extension Agents for Family and Consumer Sciences in their outreach efforts to older adults, caregivers and the professionals who serve them.