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We work with aging family members by helping them with their personal tasks, meal preparation, transportation, needs and more.
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“You comforted, educated, guided and supported our family. With your skill and grace you got us through a very difficult time.” Nancy, client’s daughter, Walnut Creek, CA
Imagine giving Mom the time of her life. Be part of fulfilling her dreams and making sure her days are joyful… all while receiving the best care possible.
For those who want to live without boundaries, and desire fulfillment, not just care,Willow Bridges Concierge is the right choice.
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“I cannot begin to thank you for your amazing, in-depth and informative class. I appreciate what you taught us.” Richard, Walnut Creek, CA
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The Wall Street Journal, June 11, 2012
Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC, is interviewed as an adult child and expert on aging issues in this compelling article about baby boomers and the forecast of their parents’ finances. To read the full article, click here.
A family called me about one of their younger family members (under 30) who had multiple issues and they were worried about the “failure to launch” syndrome. You know those kids who never leave home?
When I heard all the issues and the family’s love for this person, it became clear that what they needed was a Care Manager who was skilled at working with all the players in someone’s life with the end goal being the highest quality of life and joy for the individual of concern.
Care Managers work with people of all ages and can take away the burden from the family with a gentle touch, loving heart, good clinical skills and professional experience to lead the way.
There is no reason a family should feel stuck with young people who are fearful of the “launch”. It is a scary world out there but there are many of us that are honored to be “home base” to allow the individual the dignity they deserve to be their own person and, at the same time, support the family who needs to let go and allow the launch to be successful.
What: 60+ and Single: How to Have It “My Way”
Have You Planned Enough?
When: Wednesday, June 20, 2012
1:30-3:00 Program and Q&A
Where: The Sequoias
1400 Geary Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94109
60+ and Single: How to Have It “My Way”
Have You Planned Enough?
A conversation between:
Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC
Executive Director, Eldercare Services
Elizabeth Krivatsy, JD
Law Offices of Elizabeth Krivatsy
The key to a good life is making the right choices at the right time.
While we are focusing on the unique challenges of being 60+ and single, this lively conversation about planning for an independent life your way is applicable to others. Among the questions we’ll discuss are:
• I’m single, have no close family or siblings, and don’t want to be a burden on my friends as I age. How do I pre-plan for the “potholes” of living a longer life?
• Have I planned well enough to stay in control of my life?
• What legal and financial resources do I need?
• Do I have a network of supportive friends or family?
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres & refreshments
RSVP to Staci Chang by June 15th at 415-351-7901
1400 Geary Blvd. or 1501 Post Street
May we suggest the Japan Center Garage for non-validated parking.
Linda Fodrini-Johnson founded Eldercare Services 30 years ago to provide comprehensive care management and home care for older adults and their families.
Linda’s fi rm provides “life coaching” and advocacy for those without families nearby.
As a licensed family therapist, she will discuss the emotional & social aspects of living longer alone with quality of life and personal values at the forefront.
Elizabeth Krivatsy is a California Estate Planning and Elder Law attorney. Her practice centers on Wills and Trusts and other tools for advance planning, as well as Trust
Administration and Probate. She also advises clients about retirement community contracts. She earned her JD from U.C. Hastings College of the Law in 1992. She lives in Sausalito with her husband Adam and a yellow Lab who sheds 12 months a year.
My brother arrived at Mom’s assisted living and found she was not home. So, he called me (the keeper of the “calendar”) to see if I had taken her for an appointment. He was going to put a new shower head on for her. He had looked in all the usual places – dining room, living room and the Bingo Hall but, to no avail. I even told him to check the salon and the sign out book. Again, no answers.
I was not worried; thinking maybe one on the grand kids took her for a short outing. So, my brother got the facility to let him into her apartment so he could complete the task of installing the new, handheld shower head.
Mom is normally on oxygen for long outings but does fine 2-3 hours without it.
Low and behold, we find out that she got on the assisted living bus without signing out and went to the “Jelly Belly Factory”! Not only is this her favorite candy, but I was so pleased that my 90 year mother did what gives her pleasure, without asking she just “went for the gold”!
She does have some dementia related to strokes – the vascular variety. Many might have been upset that she got on the bus without her oxygen but both my brother and I were glad she went for the moment! A reminder that life is only moments and when we overprotect, we can deny the joys that can come from just “doing it”!