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Today's Economic Stresses Require that You Talk with Your Aging Parents
about the Future
Most Baby Boomers unconsciously set themselves up to create future crises for their aging parents. Boomers have long let their fears or discomfort seduce them into putting off vital conversations with their elderly parents about finances, housing, or advance care planning. In today's economy, those excuses could land your parents AND you in the poor house. You need to talk now and plan now to protect your parents' future, as well as your own.
The consequences of NOT starting these delicate talks are serious. We've all seen the headlines:
"After 2-Month Battle, Daughter Let's Hospital Discharge Mother"
Rev. Dale Susan Edmonds is not a doctor, lawyer or financial planner, but in 30 years of ordained ministry(including Hospice Chaplaincy), she's seen the terrible pain caused after families failed to have the tough conversations with their parents. Dale Susan uses her skills in conflict resolution and family communication coaching to teach your audience how to start the talks that could save thousands of dollars, serious legal headaches, or, even, avert a family war.
"Just a short note to say 'thank you' ... Dale Susan – the quality of your interview was exceptional and will provide others with insight as to the importance of communication and spirituality at end-of-life."
Mike Bernhagen, Co-Producer, Consider the Conversation: a documentary on a taboo subject
In today's uncertain economy, legal and financial disasters can be avoided if you start talking to your aging parents now. Rev. Dale Susan Edmonds is not a doctor, lawyer or financial planner. But in over 30 years of ordained ministry, she’s seen the terrible pain caused after families failed to have the tough conversations with their parents. Dale Susan uses her skills in conflict resolution and family communication coaching to help you plan for the best.
As the creator of Talk-Early-Talk-Often.com, Dale Susan is teaching people to overcome the fears of navigating the uncertain future with their aging parents.
Welcome Dale Susan…
Rev. Dale Susan Edmonds, is the creator of Talk-Early-Talk-Often.com, an information and educational network for people with aging parents. Dale Susan has been an ordained minister for 30 years and is a family communication coach, hospice chaplain, speaker, and workshop leader. Dale Susan also writes a column for the Huffington Post.
Certified as an Advance Care Planning Facilitator and Instructor, she works with families, congregations, and professional associations to confidently prepare for the realities of aging within extended families.
For years, as a local pastor, Rev. Dale got many frantic phone calls after a family’s crisis with aging parents. When describing the situation, they most often said: “Help, we don’t know what to do… we never talked about it.”
Finally, when faced with the same kinds of dilemmas within her own family, Dale Susan realized it was time to step back and create the resources to help people become more at ease when dealing with these uncomfortable subjects.
With her extended family scattered across the United States, Dale Susan lives outside Chicago and enjoys reading, restaurants, and music. Dale Susan is a charter member of
Sing to Live, a community chorus created to support individuals and families affected by breast cancer.
For Family Communication Coaching, Dale Susan Edmonds
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