Elder Decisions®
Lead Trainers


October 2014 &
April 2015

Arline Kardasis
and
Crystal Thorpe

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Guest Experts Have Included

Rebecca Benson
Jeffrey Bloom
Harry Margolis
Elder Attorneys
Margolis & Bloom
 

William J. Brisk
Elder Attorney
Law Office of William J. Brisk


Emily B. Saltz, LICSW
Director
Elder Resources

 

Kate Granigan, LICSW
Vice President of Geriatric Care Management
C.A.R.E. LLC


Jennifer Pilcher Warren, Ph.D., CMC
Executive Director of Care Management
C.A.R.E. LLC


Dianne Savastano
BS in Nursing, MBA
Principal of
Healthassist


Suzanne Modigliani
LICSW, CMC
Geriatric Care Manager


Hon. John Maher (ret.)

Former Admin. Judge
NH Probate Courts


 
Register Below


 Elder / Adult Family Mediation Training
A Program for Mediators Interested in Serving Elders/Adult Families


October 28 - 30, 2014
(one seat remaining)
or
April 13 - 15, 2015

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM on days 1 - 2,
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM on day 3

Approved under Part 146 by the NYS Unified Court System’s
Office of ADR Programs for Additional Mediation Training*
Social Work CEUs are available**

This program teaches mediators specialized skills and techniques for working with seniors and adult families facing issues such as living arrangements, caregiving, driving, medical decisions, family communication, financial planning, inheritance / personal property distribution, trusts and estates. Topics include:

Elder Mediation

  • Presenting Issues
  • Common Hurdles
  • New Strategies for Intake and Convening
  • Working with Large, Dispersed Family Groups
  • Managing Multiple Stakeholders and Multiple Issues
  • Including the "Voice" of the Elder
  • Ethical Concerns
  • Marketing / Getting the Word Out

Challenges of Aging

  • Mental & Physical Effects of Aging
  • Maintaining Independence
  • Coping with Loss
  • Caregiving and Aging Families
  • Long Term Care Options for Elders

Legal Planning

  • Planning for Financial Management
  • Medical Decision Making
  • Long-Term Care Costs, and Options for Paying for Care
  • Asset Protection
  • Guardianship and Alternatives

Skill-Building

  • Small Group Exercises
  • Trainers’ "Fishbowl" Demonstration
  • Multi-Party Role Plays Featuring “True-to-Life” Scenarios


Cost:  $795 by early registration deadline (see chart below); $925 thereafter. Includes lunches, snacks, and course materials.

Testimonials:

"This exceeded my expectations!  The Elder Decisions® Mediation Training makes a compelling case for why we need to step up to this national challenge and makes it possible for mediators to step into these critical but delicate family conversations.  I got a great return on my investment: information-dense, practical, inspiring -- allowing me to extend my company's services to meet this growing demand."
     Marina A. Piscolish, Ph.D.
     MAPping Change, LLC
     Kailua, Hawaii

“…a fabulous, very enriching training experience that I will always remember.”
     Catherine (Kate) Hannibal, Esq.
     Mediation Works, Inc., Brooklyn, NY

"Usually when one goes to a conference or training it is considered successful if one takes away one memorable piece of information from the whole event. In my case my expectations were higher given that I had a return trip of some 40 hours travelling time. I found all the presenters so knowledgeable and so passionate about their topics that I would have considered the training a huge success had I only been able to listen to any single one of them! This training was an unmitigated success for the organisers and I could not praise their work enough, from choosing their topics to their choice of presenters, this was indeed a formidable and professional effort that they can rightly be very proud of. I will certainly be looking to attend another of their events."
     David Bogan, International Mediation Services, Auckland, New Zealand
     Author of Avoid Retirement & Stay Alive Harper Collins & McGraw Hill 2007
     and What's Keeping You Awake at Night Harper Collins 2010

“Elder Decisions®’ Advanced Elder Mediation Training...was excellent; actually the best I have ever experienced.  It was well organized (and) the subject matter was completely covered.  (This was) the most sequentially programmed and clearly presented (training) I have yet attended.”
     Jane Thayer, Ph.D.
     Mediator, Co-author of Elderescence: The Gift of Longevity
     Martha’s Vineyard, MA

"Thank you all for the excellent program last week - the presentations were excellent, the materials just the type of thing that I will use in the future as a reference tool.  Obviously you have devoted much time, thought, and effort to creating this workshop - your work has paid off for the participants! "
     Jane Beddall, M.A., J.D., Dovetail Resolutions, LLC, New Haven, CT

"The training program was the best I have experienced over the years - so much information to process - I'm still working on it."
     Selma Bengis, Mediator, Cape Cod, MA

"I'm still raving to everyone how valuable I found the training and how I enjoyed all of the presenters."
     Jennifer Weintraub, Attorney/Mediator, New York City


Location:   The Walker Center, 171 Grove Street, Newton, MA   
Lodging available on-site ($55 to $85 Single / $100 Double / $115 Triple - room rates subject to change). 
For room reservations, please contact The Walker Center directly at 617-969-3919 or visit www.walkerctr.org.

(Other hotel options including a Marriott are nearby; you will receive details on registration, or feel free to contact us at training@ElderDecisions.com, or (617) 621-7009 x29 for more information.)


Continuing Education:

* This training is approved under Part 146 by the New York State Unified Court System's Office of ADR Programs for 16 hours of Additional Mediation Training.  (Please note that final placement on any court roster is at the discretion of the local Administrative Judge and participation in a course that is either approved or pending approval does not guarantee placement on a local court roster.)

** Social Work Continuing Education Credits:  This program has been approved for Continuing Education Credits for relicensure in the period of October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2014, in accordance with 258 CMR, as a three-day program, as follows: 20.25 hours for all 3 days. Boston University School of Social Work Authorization Number B-14-053. 

*** Past trainees have successfully applied for state-specific Continuing Legal Education credits; we are happy to help with these applications (an additional fee of up to $50 may apply).  Please inquire for details.
 

Presented by Elder Decisions®, a division of Agreement Resources, LLC - A team of experienced mediators who work with seniors and their families to address conflicts that arise in elder care and family decision-making.  If you are interested in this training or future trainings, please call (617) 621-7009 x29, email training@ElderDecisions.com, or register below.

Cancellation Policy:  We reserve the right to cancel this training by the Elder Decisions® Cancellation Deadline (see schedule below).  We cannot be held responsible for airfare expenses or other travel costs.  Registrants will be notified by email of cancellation in such case, and full refunds will be issued. 

If a training is cancelled or rescheduled after this deadline due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control (e.g. severe weather, natural disaster), registrants are entitled to transfer the registration to a future program within 12 months.  Elder Decisions®, a division of Agreement Resources, LLC, shall not be responsible for any other loss incurred by the registrant as a result of a cancellation or reschedule.

Registrants:  If a registrant cancels by the Full Refund Cancellation Deadline (see schedule below), a full refund will be issued.  After that date, a refund cannot be issued, although you may send a substitute attendee.

Training Dates Deadline for Early
Registration Discount
Full Refund Cancellation
Deadline
Elder Decisions® Cancellation
Deadline

October 28 - 30, 2014


October 3, 2014


September 23, 2014


September 26, 2014


April 13 - 15, 2015


February 12, 2015


March 9, 2015


March 12, 2015


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Elder Decisions®, a division of Agreement Resources, LLC
30 Walpole Street
Norwood, MA  02062

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