A Touch of Gray:
Serving Our Aging Population in Merrill, Wisconsin

TB Scott Free Library Adult Department announces the continuation of the Building Merrill Together series with a dynamic community discussion to help address the challenges we face in caring for the elderly in our community.

January 15, 2018, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

“You may be surprised to hear the kinds of stories (and secrets) told to elder law attorneys.”
    
Many of northern Wisconsin’s towns are experiencing an increase in their elderly population. As a result, many adult children of elderly parents are challenged with the responsibility of dealing with the legal, financial, medical and emotional consequences that go along with caring for their parents or older extended family members. Rachel Monaco-Wilcox, an attorney and frequent speaker on issues of Elder Law and mediation, will lead an insightful discussion about the significant challenges of taking care of elderly members of your family at the T. B Scott Free Library on January 15, 2018, from 6 - 8 pm.
    
What do Elder Law attorneys do for clients? How is the job changing? What trends are affecting adult children caring for elderly parents? What are the trends for people who are taking care of the elderly in nursing home and assisted living facilities? You may be surprised to hear the kinds of stories (and secrets) told to elder law attorneys, and even more surprised to hear what they sometimes do to respond. Rachel will share her experiences and facilitate a lively discussion that includes a multi-media presentation and group exercises to encourage meaningful dialogue for family members who serve as caretakers for their loved one’s declining health issues and end-of-life transitions.
    
Please join us in the Community Room at the T. B. Scott Free Library for this presentation, which is hosted by the Wisconsin Humanities Council and their Working Lives Project and the T. B. Scott Free Library’s Building Merrill Together Program Series as an opportunity for people to come together for informed, thoughtful discussion that encourages everyone to participate and learn from others’ perspectives. For further information, please contact Laurie Ollhoff at 715-536-7191 or lollhoff@tbscottlibrary.org or John Greenwood at 715-218-0284 or john.greenwood@uwc.edu.

Refreshments will be provided courtesy of The Checkered Churn and First Street Coffee Station.