Denial: A Common Mind-Set of the Golden Years
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Before the elderly and their families can deal with the multitude of problems and challenges that come with aging, they must acknowledge that the problems exist. Unfortunately, in many cases, procrastination and paralysis, fueled by denial, make it more difficult to resolve aging issues, thereby affecting a senior's physical, mental and financial health. Wendy Harrison explores how seniors and their adult children can overcome fear to make important decisions. (Audience participation will be encouraged.)
Cloverdale native, Wendy Lile Harrison, has over 16 years of experience working with seniors and their families. Her book, The Tarnished Golden Years: A Guide to Parenting Your Elderly Parent, a product of that experience, is a concise resource that details the basic issues and problems confronting our elderly population, and offers guidance and solutions to those problems.
The "golden years" are filled with financial uncertainty, constantly changing social welfare benefits, and increasing health issues. Hasty and ill-informed decisions, jeopardizing financial security and physical health, can be made due to a lack of knowledge and understanding of aging challenges. The main premise of the book: don't get depressed; get prepared!
After 25 years in corporate business, Wendy started two successful companies that provided assistance in all aspects of senior living. She was instrumental in resolving issues of elder financial abuse, caregiver malfeasance and fraud. Wendy is the recipient of Contra Costa County's volunteer of the Year Award for her work with seniors.
This event is free and open to everyone.
There will be a book signing after the reading. Books will be available for purchase.