Monday, August 11 | Talking With Your Aging Parents

August 8, 2008 at 1:26 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 1 Comment

We’ll talk about the difficult conversations that are essential to have between Boomers and their aging parents on this edition of Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins. A panel of experts will talk about ways to make the conversations easier to start and easier to have and about what sorts of things should be discussed. We’ll also talk about a study that resulted in “The 40/70 Rule,” which refers to conversations 40 year olds should have with their parents when the parents are 70. Joins us to hear some conversation tips and to ask your own questions on the next Charlotte Talks.
Dr. Dena Schenk
– Gerontology Professor, UNC Charlotte
Roberta Farnum – Co-founder and Owner, Home Instead Charlotte Senior Care
Matt Thornhill – President, The Boomer Project

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  1. I am almost 40, and my mom is a bit over 70 so I guess this rule is in effect in my life. It is a tough thing for aging parents and their children when the time comes to re-evaluate living situations. While my mom does not require full time care, she does need increasing assistance. We put a bunch of assistive devices and products in her home to make everyday tasks easier for her to handle independently.

    I know that mom situation will continue to become more challenging. It’s great that there are resources online for quick reference and support.

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