Joe Mantegna Hosts "And Thou Shalt Honor: Caring for Our Aging Parents" on Boston's WGBH-TV at 2 PM Sun, April 10 Ch 2 and 44 (rebroadcast)

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The TV event is in concert with a series of free public seminars on aging in greater Boston. Expert seminar leaders will provide participants with information they need to protect aging parents health, wellbeing and financial resources. Register online at or tel: 800-427-9781

"And Thou Shalt Honor: Caring for Our Aging Parents" examines long-term caregiving in America with host Joe Mantegna. The documentary will air at 2pm, Sunday, April 10, on WGBH-TV, Ch 2 & 44.

Filmed on location across the US, the documentary makes it clear — today’s longer life spans come at a personal cost and a disproportionate share of that cost is borne by those who assume responsibility for their loved ones.

Not everything about long-term care is dark, though. The program's producers, Wiland-Bell Productions LLC, say that the commitment can be "a spiritual journey that expands the boundaries of love."

The documentary will be followed by a broadcast of "And Thou Shalt Honor: Boston Caregiver Town Hall Meeting" at 4 PM that was taped at Suffolk University during the Democratic National Convention in Boston. This 90-minute PBS local special covers the moving exchange between family caregivers and political leaders, healthcare professionals, and service providers from Greater Boston. Compelling testimony and debate shed light on this critical healthcare issue.

Andrea Cohen, HouseWorks CEO and co-chair of the Boston meeting, says, Many of us will be both caregiver and cared-for in our lifetimes. We may slip into these roles so gradually that we scarcely realize it. The goal of the Boston Town Hall Meeting is to empower caregivers and help provide local solutions."

Free Open-to-the-Public Seminars in April and May, in connection with the broadcast, will be held on aging and caring for aging parents. Dates and places:

"The Secrets to Saving Your Estate in Massachusetts" -- Speakers: Paul J. Mauro, Managing Partner, Legacy Financial Advisors, Andrea Cohen, CEO of HouseWorks.

10am – noon, Wed April 6, Wellesley College Club, 727 Washington St, Wellesley, MA

10am – noon, Tues May 17, Newton Marriott, 2345 Commonwealth Ave, Newton, MA

"Aging in Massachusetts Forum" -- Speakers: Jim Braude and Margery Eagan of WTKK 96.9 FM, Paul J. Mauro, Managing Partner of Legacy Financial Advisors

2 – 4pm Thurs, April 7, at Boston-Days Hotel, 1234 Soldiers Field Rd, Brighton, MA

2 – 4pm Thurs, April 14, at Holiday Inn Boston-Dedham Hotel & Conference Center,

55 Ariadne Rd, Dedham, MA

For details and to register, contact: Legacy Financial Advisors, (800) 427-9781 or online at

"HouseWorks, a local provider of home care services dedicated to helping seniors live independently, no matter how challenging their circumstances, was the lead organizer of the Boston Caregivers Town Hall Meeting among sponsors, Legacy Financial Advisors, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and Partners Home Care. Further details are at:"

Legacy Financial Advisors Inc. with offices in Milford, Duxbury, Yarmouthport, Natick, Peabody, and Braintree has extensive experience in helping families plan for the issues of aging. Tel: 800-427-9781. Further details are at

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