Des Moines, WA (PRWEB) April 20, 2013
Wesley Homes Retirement Communities and Health Services welcomes Dick Edwards, retired Mayo Clinic eldercare specialist and author of “Mom, Dad…Can We Talk?”, to Wesley Homes Des Moines on Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m. Register online at http://www.wesleyhomes.org or by calling 206-824-5000.
With over 35 years of experience working with older adults and their families, Edwards provides realistic and practical advice to help them navigate the challenges that come with aging parents. His presentation gives insights and perspectives to help families have conversations that make a difference so they can do what’s best for their aging parents.
“Mr. Edwards kept the audience listening intently throughout the presentation. He was able to bring an emotional and personal message across in a manner that brought the issues and thought points to mind with appropriate humor and joyfulness. His style of presentation makes all comfortable to share and ask questions. Attendees are still talking about the ‘excellent, excellent’ presentation,” said Mayo Clinic Department of Nursing Chair Doreen K. Frusti, RN.
“This is a pleasurable journey filled with incredible insight. It challenges us to think ahead, to be prepared, and in return assures that in the end we’ll have no regrets,” said Mike Magee, MD, and author of “The New Face of Aging”.
Edwards is the former Administrator of Charter House, a retirement community affiliated with the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He has been honored by Mayo Clinic, LeadingAge and Aging Services of Minnesota for his excellence in leadership and knowledge concerning caring for aging parents.
This presentation is part of Wesley Homes’ Loving Life Series, a community outreach program designed to provide education on aging solutions, and is open to the general public. The first 10 people to RSVP will receive a free copy of Mom, Dad…Can We Talk? when they attend the presentation.
Founded in 1944, Wesley Homes is a not-for-profit organization that provides a network of services offering a continuum of care for over 1800 older adults with two retirement communities in south King County, a private pay home care agency and a Medicare-certified home health agency. It is affiliated with the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.