Home Instead Senior Care and The Village of Morse Farm have formed a partnership to offer free training to families in the community: The 40-70 Rule — Bridging the Communication Gap Between Seniors and Their Families.
This program will help adult children address difficult issues with their parents such as driving, finances, independence and even romance. The 40-70 Rule means that if you are 40, or your parents are 70, it’s time to start the conversation about these difficult topics.
The education program is based on research conducted in the U.S. and Canada by Home Instead Senior Care, which revealed that nearly one-third of adults in the U.S. have a major communication obstacle with their parents. In other words, it can be difficult to get the conversation going about difficult topics. Because of this obstacle, adult children may wait until an emergency or crisis happens before talking to parent. The goal of the 40-70 education program is to provide practical ways for adult children to talk to their parents.
The free program will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 5, at The Village of Morse Farm, 1050 West Main, Carlinville. Refreshment will be served. Make reservations with Cindy Cannon at (217) 854-6353.