As the population ages, thousands of Dallas families are faced with the challenges of assisting aging parents with relocating into more manageable or supportive housing.
To help North Dallas caregivers and families better deal with the complexities involved in late-life moves, Angela McCants and C C Allen of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate are partnering with sponsors of SeniorLifestyleSpecialist.org to provide a seminar called “Moving Mom and Dad: 5 Common Mistakes Adult Children of Aging Parents Make and How to Avoid Them.” The casual and interactive educational forum will take place from 8:15 to 10a.m. on April 21 at the Park City Club.
The seminar will include a presentation of the five most common mistakes adult children of aging parents make when moving Mom and Dad, including solutions and strategies for avoiding such pitfalls. Topics include effective conversation starters, locating local supportive housing options, finding and hiring qualified service providers, and insuring adequate documentation for assisting transitioning aging parents.
“As North Dallas Realtors specializing in the 55 and older market, it is our goal to insure that older adults and their families are adequately equipped and aware of all the senior-living options and resources available to them,” McCants says. “Adult children often find themselves making hard decisions, while trying to navigate in uncharted territory. Through seminars like this one, we hope to provide helpful insights and useful information about the relocation and real estate processes, so families can focus on what is most important — their elder loved one.
“Late-life moves, especially involving frail elders, can be overwhelming, but fortunately there are people who can help. Families don’t have to carry all the burden.”
Tickets can be purchased at heartcafedallas.com. They cost $35, which includes a full breakfast.