The Art of Awkward Caregiving Conversations

Published: September 3, 2020
By: UW-Parkside Marketing & Communications

SOMERS – The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Professional and Continuing Education Office, in partnership with the Helen Daniels Bader Foundation, is hosting a free virtual community event on October 1, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

When we talk about our bucket list, we focus on what we want to do before we die. What about the list of things we DON’T want to happen as we start to age? What do we call THAT list?

During the event, Fern Pessin, Author of “I’ll Be Right There: A Guidebook for Adults Caring for Their Aging Parents,” will share her insights on safe, non-threatening ways to bring up sensitive topics such as driving, moving, safety, along with financial and legal matters. Participants will learn how to reduce stress and avoid getting overwhelmed by emergencies while their loved one’s decline physically and cognitively.

Caregiving professionals will be able to apply these techniques in their work to support their interactions with family caregivers of their clients/patients. Fern offers her perspective as that of a daughter who has been called into service by her family, a certified Home Health Aide, and a caregiver mentor.

The UW-Parkside Professional and Continuing Education Department thanks the Helen Daniels Bader Fund for making this free event possible. Though there is no cost for the event, pre-registration is still required, which includes the opportunity to earn 0.2 CEu’s/2 CEH’s free for professionals. You can register for this event here or by calling or emailing at 262-595-3340 or



Media Contact:

Crista Kruse
Professional and Continuing Education Director
University of Wisconsin - Parkside  | 262-595-2240

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