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Hear and learn from experts about when to have the conversation with family members on how to prepare for the care of your loved ones. Topics will include navigating complex legal matters, decision making, managing relationships with siblings, managing financial assets, planning care management, and more.
Authors Carolyn Miller Parr and Sig Cohen will kick off the event with a discussion of their book, "Love's Way: Living Peacefully with your Family as your Parents Age." Parr and Cohen found that many older adults resist having “The Conversation” about their wills, plans, and wishes as they age. They fear losing their independence and the freedom to change their minds. Adult children hesitate to push the issue because they’re afraid they’ll upset their parents. That leads to a vicious cycle of avoiding conversations about what our loved ones truly desire as they grow older. Following remarks by Parr and Cohen will be a panel of experts to dive deeper into "The Conversation Challenge" and solutions to this problem.
As with all A2DC Events, tickets will include light refreshments and plenty of networking with like-minded aging enthusiasts.
Ms. Parr is a daughter, wife, and mother has also been a judge, pastor, mediator, workshop leader, nonprofit founder, and family caregiver. She co-authored her late husband Jerry Parr’s memoir, “In The Secret Service” (2013) and has been published in USA Today, Redbud Post, Ready Magazine, and Englewood Review. She lives on Spa Creek in Annapolis, MD with her husband, Jim Le Gette. She graduated from Stetson University (BA), Vanderbilt (MA English), and Georgetown Law (JD).
A former Foreign Service officer, Sig has worked as a mediator, fundraiser, and community organizer. He has mediated cases for both the DC Superior Court and in private practice for the past fifteen years. In 1999 he and his wife, Susan, founded the Hill Havurah, a thriving Jewish community in Washington, DC, where he resides. He holds a BS from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA from the University of Chicago. He is the father of two and grandfather of three.
Dixcy joined the Iona Care Management team in 2018. She’s spent the last 30+ years developing wellness programs, raising a family, caring for her own aging parents, and advocating for informed end-of- life care in various community settings.
Dixcy graduated from Catholic University’s Family Nurse Practitioner program in 1997. She later taught community health nursing at Iona, where she first discovered its many services. She brings a deep respect for older adults who have stories to tell and lessons to teach.
David Glaser's areas of expertise are branch banking and administration, marketing and business development, and internet-based cash management. David holds various certificates of achievement from the American Bankers Association and the Bank Administration Institute.
At the NCB, the bank has increased deposits, initiated a “bank local” campaign and celebrated its 129th anniversary. Recently elected the Bank’s Business Development Officer, David is spending time out of the office working with local community development organizations.
Mr. Johnson is a graduate of Antioch School of Law (J.D.), University of Massachusetts (M.A.) and Middlebury College (B.A.). He serves as President of the Capitol Hill Association of Merchants and Professionals and on the boards of Small Business Association of International Contractors (SBAIC), Institute of World Affairs, Global Land Alliance, Capitol Hill Business Improvement District, Capitol Hill Community Foundation, and is a member of Institute of Current World Affairs. Mr. Johnson speaks fluent Russian and conversational Spanish; he and his family reside in Washington, DC and Starksboro, Vermont.
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