December 18th, 2002
Baby Boomers: Caring for Our Parents
An Interface Community Dialogue Facilitated by:
Katherine Campbell, Community Resource Specialist, City of Boulder, Senior Services
Marsha McClanahan, M.S., M.A., R.P.T., Geriatric Care Manager at Compassionate Care, Inc.

Interface Host: Barry Erdman, LCSW

About the Presentation:

Baby Boomers: Caring for Our Parents
Many Baby Boomer Interface members have reached the age where we are trying to figure out how best to meet the needs of our elderly parents. Some of us are facing the challenge of caring for parents who live nearby while others must learn how to assist parents who live outside of Colorado. Others must balance child care and other family responsibilities with elder care responsibilities. What have we learned that can assist others? What resources have been helpful? How can we support each other? Our invited facilitators we lead us through small group discussions as well as enlighten us about relevant Boulder County resources.

About the Presenters:

Marsha McClanahan, MS, MA, RPT, Geriatric Care Manager at Compassionate Care, Inc. Founding Project Director for Spiritual Eldering Institute's Faith in Action Caregiver Training Program. Worked as physical therapist with Boulder Community Hospital Home Care Department for 10 years.

Katherine Campbell, 25 years in the field of gerontology, adjunct professor at Naropa University teaching contemplative approaches to aging, 20 years elder care consulation and referral service with the city of Boulder and has done many presentations on aging and caregiving issues. Her spiritual practice is Tibetan Buddhism and Shambhala.

Additional Resources:

Another Country by Mary Pipher
Caregiving by Beth Witrogen McLeod
Hardship Into Hope by Connie Goldman
Lifelines by Muriel R. Gillick, MD
Caregiving Helping An Aging Loved One by AARP

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