CARING FOR AN AGING PARENT OR PARTNER
Author Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D. will discuss her timely book Life with Pop: Lessons on Caring for an Aging Parent or Partner and Wondering, “Who’s Going to Care for Me?’ on Tuesday, May 15, at 7:30PM at Temple Israel in Westport. The event is offered free of charge and is sponsored by ITNCoastalCT and LINKS Connections for Independent Living.
The topic speaks to all of us who are caring for an aging parent or partner, or expect to be doing so in the future. Dr. Spring will deal with sensitive questions, such as “How can we move toward forgiveness with an aging parent or partner before they die?” or “How do we balance another person’s needs against our own?” Many care givers are wondering “Who’s going to care for me?”
Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D. is a nationally acclaimed expert on issues of trust, intimacy and forgiveness. In addition to the above mentioned book, she is the author of other award-winning books: After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful; and How Can I Forgive You? The Courage to Forgive, The Freedom Not To.
In private practice for more than 35 years, Dr. Spring weaves together the confessions of her patients with her own firsthand experience shepherding her father through his final years. Sue gives language to this ordinary, extraordinary journey with practical advice to help caregivers feel less crazy, helpless and alone. Her talk includes poignant film clips which bring the material to life.
Both ITNCoastalCT and LINKS Connections for Independent Living are non-profit organizations aimed at offing practical assistance to seniors as they age. ITNCoastalCT provides dignified transportation for people 60+ and visually impaired adults who no longer drive or have limited their driving, providing rides in automobiles 25 hours a day, 365 days a year.
LINKS Connections for Independent Living is a new aging-in-place organization formed by local volunteers to help older adults enjoy life by remaining in the home they love, in the community they love. They offer services as varied as vetted pre-screened home maintenance providers and health providers as well as social, cultural and wellness programs.
The public is invited to join ITNCoastalCT and LINKS Connections for Independent Living for this extraordinary evening. Temple Israel is located at 14 Coleytown Road in Westport. For more information please call 203-838-2001 or 203-349-5333. The author will be available for a book signing after the talk.