Evolution of Family Therapeutic Mediation

Family mediation involving older adults is not uncommon. Long-standing family conflicts are often provoked by the plethora of sensitive issues that surround aging parents. At Chicago Bridge’s March event Dr. Marcia Spira, Associate Professor at Loyola and Director of Loyola University Chicago’s Institute for Intergenerational Study and Practice, presented on family mediation for aging families by using case studies and role plays with the attendees to help illustrate the mediation methods she described.

The Census: Does it Really Count for Older Adults?

The Census only comes once a decade, but its impact lasts far longer. Why is the Census important, particularly for older adults? How can we help our clients get counted while maintaining their security? Professionals in the field of aging are optimally situated to encourage older adults to participate in this exciting and valuable national event by advocating on behalf of Census 2010, explaining the process, and educating seniors about remaining safe from tricks.

Chicago Bridge at the NCOA/ASA Conference 2010

It has been an exhilarating week for the Chicago Bridge at the American Society on Aging (ASA) and National Council on Aging (NCOA) annual conference held at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Bridge leader core had three opportunities to speak to other emerging professionals from all over the nation about the wonderful things the Chicago Bridge members have been doing.

Does My Parent Need a Guardian?

When someone becomes incapacitated without having executed advance directives, the state allows for the appointment of a guardian to make key decisions. Learn more about the guardianship process, its costs, and why powers of attorney are a better way to go.

A&E’s Hoarders: Destigmatizing or Sensationalizing Compulsive Collecting?

While America tunes in to A&E for an hour on Monday evening, an estimated 2 million Americans cannot escape hoarding by simply turning off their televisions. What effect does A&E?s Hoarders have on the nation?s perception of this professionally recognized compulsive disorder? Does it fight the stigma of hoarding, or does it sensationalize it into a source of entertainment?

Hospice: The business of dying

Talking to families and clients about the possibility of death and hospice services is an extremely delicate matter. Making a referral to hospice can be done well when one understands the nuances involved. Older adults will benefit from a knowledgeable health care advocate at a time of great difficulty.

Chicago Bridge Event March 31st 6-8pm

“Evolution of Therapeutic Family Mediation: Helping Aging Families with Challenges and Changes.” Wednesday March 31st 6-8pm Loyola University Chicago, School of Social Work, 111 E. Pearson, Rm. 1201 THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE: but you can still get in on the action. Read and learn about what the event, and review Marcia’s presentation by […]