Caring for Aging Parents

... What Worries You the Most?

Mom seems much more forgetful. Dad's having trouble getting around, and your siblings don't want to talk about it. In the face of family changes caused by aging, disease, or other life circumstances, the questions can be worrisome, and the answers hard to find. These webinars offer an opportunity to share your concerns, and gain the practical information you need to make the plans and provide the support that will work best for you and your loved ones.

Presented by the MIT HR Center for WorkLife and WellBeing

Caught in the Middle: How to Cope as a Sandwich Generation Caregiver

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Presented by Care@Work

Are you juggling the care of your parents and kids while trying to focus on your job, too? If so, you are probably in the caregiving sandwich, and you’re not alone. Nearly half of adults ages 40-59 are caring for both an aging parent and child, and most are also in the workforce. Is there a way for sandwich generation caregivers, whether you are a daughter, son, spouse or partner, to manage it all without feeling guilty and depleted? The answer is yes, but you’ll need some support, both at home and at work. If you are caught in the middle, don’t miss this lively and dynamic webinar in which you will learn important caregiving strategies, and find ways to take care of yourself, too.

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Caregiving and the Holidays: What to Do When a Visit to Mom and Dad Raises Red Flags

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Presented by Care@Work

The holidays can be a wonderful time to spend with family, whether in-person or virtually. But over the course of a visit, you may worry that Mom has forgotten how to make her famous pumpkin pie, or that Dad can’t seem to find the right words. During the holiday season, you might notice a shift in your parent's behavior or cognition, which can lead to increased anxiety and fear. This webinar will help you identify what changes might be warning signs of decline, and what steps to take to address those concerns.

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One-on-One Virtual Adult and Senior Care Advising

Are you caring for a loved one? Sign up to meet one-on-one (virtually) with an Adult and Senior Care Advisor. Adult and Senior Care Advising provides you and your family with comprehensive, personalized advice, guidance, and resources to help you address your unique short- and long-term caregiving needs.

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