COMMUNICATING NEEDS TO FAMILY MEMBERS & SERVICE PROVIDERS:
A Workshop for Caregivers of Adults (age 60+)
Thursday, August 10, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Suggested contribution: $20
(no one turned away for lack of funds)
"Caring for an older adult is all about effective communication," says workshop presenter Elizabeth Kent. "We want to talk with them about the changes in their lives--health, finances, living situation, and more. And we want to talk with family members and service providers about changing roles, making decisions, and shifting responsibilities. People can be sensitive about these issues."
In this interactive workshop, learn powerful communication tools to promote understanding.
Workshop topics include: careful listening to discover why something matters to another person; the importance of "how" a message is said as well as "what" is said; verbal and non-verbal components of messages; and how to ask effective questions and focus on what is importance.
Elizabeth Kent, J.D., has helped people and institutions find solutions to sticky problems for over 25 years. A trained facilitator and mediator, she teaches graduate classes in conflict system design and negotiation at UH-Manoa and a variety of conflict resolution skills classes around the state.Pre-Registration Required
Ku'ikahi Mediation Center
101 Aupuni Street, Suite PH 1014 B-2
Hilo, Hawai'i 96720