Time for a tough talk with your parent(s)? Get help tomorrow

February 12, 2014 at 1:38 pm | In The Kenney, West Seattle news, West Seattle people | 3 Comments

While it’s a joy to still have parent(s) around even as you approach elderhood … it can be a challenge to have tough conversations with them about changes that might be needed as the years go by. Tomorrow (Thursday) night at The Kenney (WSB sponsor), you can get some help as you prepare for those conversations with parents and/or grandparents – is it time to give up the car? Is the house getting to be “too much”? Is their health deteriorating and help needed for day-to-day life? A free seminar on “Having the Conversation” is planned for 6 pm tomorrow at The Kenney, with Moraine Byrne, who has 20+ years of experience “guiding and counseling families on how to have a meaningful and respectful conversation with aging parents,” as the official event announcement describes it. No charge, but an RSVP is appreciated – call 206-937-2800, or RSVP online here. Walk-ins will be welcome tomorrow, too, but they’d love advance notice if you’re planning to go. The Kenney is at 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW (map).

3 Comments

  1. It is never too soon to have these conversations with your folks or your loved ones, your spouse or your partner. What do you do, when something happens, or someone dies? It is inevitable, today, tomorrow or years from now. Does someone know what your wishes are? Have the talk. Go to the Kenny.
    If you can’t make it, check out the site, http://www.GetYourShitTogether.org (I hope that doesn’t get bleeped out. It truly is a wonderfully informative site created by a woman from the NW whose husband suddenly died from a bike accident.

    Comment by Vanessa — 2:42 pm February 12, 2014 #

  2. The GYST site will send gentle reminder emails to nudge you along, if requested. It is definitely a useful site.

    Comment by West Seattle Dood — 3:21 pm February 12, 2014 #

  3. I’ve looked over the website associated with this seminar – http://www.havingtheconversation.com – and am very impressed with the well thought out topics and resources available there. I have shared the website with my own parents and even encouraged them to connect with my grandmother in this way. Very useful information. I would encourage you to attend if you have any questions about how to help your aging parents (and yourself) through the many difficult decisions they must face.

    Comment by wstransplant — 4:46 pm February 12, 2014 #

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