Parental angst focus of Weston hospice program

weston-visiting-nurse-hospiDo you sometimes feel that your adult children have become more like your parents? You are not alone.

Many older adults voice concerns that their adult children are overly worried about them. This can lead to unnecessary stress and difficulty in their relationships.

Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will present a special program, My Children Are Worried About Me, on Thursday, March 28, at 1 p.m. at the Weston Senior Center. The program is free and open to the public.

“The decline of a parent’s physical or cognitive health or financial pressures often results in increased interaction between an adult child and their aging parent,” said Elaine Abrams RN, community health coordinator at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. “These interactions can be positive or negative, depending on previous conflicts or unresolved issues. Working through feelings, and being as open and honest as you can, is often the first step toward improving your relationship with your adult child.”

This interactive program will be facilitated by Nanette Green, a licensed clinical social worker with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. She will focus on common worries older parents and their adult children experience.

Participants will learn sound approaches to improving their relationships and managing inter-generational angst, including “mutual dependency,” and will have an opportunity to share their personal experiences.

For more information, call the Weston Senior Center at 203-222-2508.

Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County provides professional nursing and support services and compassionate hospice care for children and adults in Weston and throughout Fairfield County. Visit visitingnurse.net.

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