UMass Boston News

Elder Care: Enhancing quality of life for our aging population

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Event Date: January 31, 2018 - 1 p.m.
Location: Online - register to secure the link

As your parents age, you start to worry about their health and well-being. You also start to wonder what role you need to play as you become responsible for their care. Another concern is depending on others to help – there are way too many horror stories about apathetic, or even hostile caretakers in nursing homes. It’s frightening.

Two UMass Boston Emerging Leaders Program alumni are on the front lines of helping families work through their elder care concerns and setting minds at ease. Join us for an open discussion with Carolyn Eggert and Will Mintz to examine what families can do to enhance the quality of life for their aging parents and loved ones.

Carolyn EggertCarolyn Eggert is the founder of Family Friends Boston, a service that provides joy and purpose for seniors, and peace of mind for loved ones. Their mission is to reduce the loneliness and isolation experienced by too many elders. Whether clients live at home or in a residential community, we provide friendship and warm companionship to enhance their lives.

Will MintzWilliam Mintz is the co-founder of Care3, an online application that helps families care for aging parents. Care3 makes it easy to get everyone on the same page and provides and organized holistic plan for loved ones.

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