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Learn to care for aging parents at Port Moody workshop

Are you juggling the responsibilities of caring for your aging parents, your kids, your finances, your career, your retirement, and your well-being? Do you struggle with how to preserve your relationship with your parents as they become more dependen

Are you juggling the responsibilities of caring for your aging parents, your kids, your finances, your career, your retirement, and your well-being?

Do you struggle with how to preserve your relationship with your parents as they become more dependent on you for their health, safety and well being?

The Port Moody Community Care Committee is hosting a workshop on practical, stress-relieving resources available in the community. The workshop can help if those who are feeling distressed about the time and energy it takes to care for an aging parent.

Participants will also learn how to deal with the interpersonal pressures of negotiating with parents to limit their increasing vulnerability.

With these new tools you can re-focus your attention on the important roles you really want to play in your family's life.

Speakers include:

Heather Holden, from ScotiaMcleod, on finances;

Stephanie Chan, from Home to Home, on seniors' residences;

Brigitte Dunbar, from Driving Miss Daisy, on transportation assistance;

Sharon Scramstad, from Home Instead Seniors Care, on home care options;

Margaret Easton, from Meridian Aging, on financial abuse of seniors;

and Keri Martens, notary, on understanding legal options and responsibilities.

For more information, call or email Heather Holden at 604-661-1523 or heather-_holden@scotiamcleod.com.

Sessions are free but space is limited. Register by filling out the submission form on the city of Port Moody's website (www.cityofportmoody.com) and click on Aging Gracefully or call 604-469-4702.

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