New Family Resource – How to Talk About Aging, Needs

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CHICAGO, IL (September 15, 2009) – Covenant Retirement Communities (CRC), a ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church, has launched an online resource to assist families in discussions and decisions regarding aging relatives.

The website – “Having The Conversation” – offers practical resources and tips that will help families convey respect for the decisions of aging family members, while addressing the fears and guilt that younger family members often experience.

“We are committed to a respectful, dignified lifestyle for older adults, and we saw a definite need to provide information for families that wasn’t being filled,” says spokesperson Moraine Byrne. “Families want to talk about these issues, but often don’t know where to begin.”

An estimated 76 million Baby Boomers live in the United States and many are facing conversations with aging parents about life decisions, Byrne says. CRC is applying more than a century of experience of working with families in creating the new program.

“Having the Conversation” has articles and lists national resources on topics such as:

•    How to Best Get Started
•    Potential Topics of Conversation
•    Is Staying in the House a Good Idea?
•    When is the Right Time to Give Up the Car?
•    What if Your Parents Say No?

A central feature of the website is a video entitled, “How To Best Get Started,” counseling families on ways to approach difficult topics while keeping respect and dignity at the forefront of the conversation.

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