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Elder Decisions® Elder (Adult Family) Mediation Training

Third Party Event

As a service to our members and the general public, the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation is sharing the following announcement. MCFM is not responsible for the content of this announcement and is not a sponsor of the program or programs described in this announcement.


*** Training Announcement from Elder Decisions® ***
Elder (Adult Family) Mediation Training 
A Program for Mediators Interested in Serving Elders/Adult Families

October 22-24, 2019
The Walker Center
171 Grove Street
Auburndale, Massachusetts

This program teaches mediators specialized skills and techniques for working with seniors and adult families facing issues such as living arrangements, caregiving, driving, family communication, medical decisions, Powers of Attorney / Health Care Proxies / Guardianship / Conservatorship, financial planning, estate planning, will contests, family real estate, and personal property distribution. Topics include:


Elder Mediation:

  • Presenting Issues
  • Common Hurdles
  • New Strategies for Intake and Convening
  • Working with Large, Dispersed Family Groups
  • Managing Multiple Stakeholders and Multiple Issues
  • Including the "Voice" of the Elder
  • Ethical Concerns
  • Marketing / Getting the Word Out


Challenges of Aging:

  • Mental & Physical Effects of Aging
  • Maintaining Independence
  • Coping with Loss
  • Caregiving and Aging Families
  • Long Term Care Options for Elders


Legal Planning:

  • Planning for Financial Management
  • Medical Decision Making
  • Long-Term Care Costs, and Options for Paying for Care
  • Asset Protection
  • Guardianship and Alternatives



  • Small Group Exercises
  • Trainers’ "Fishbowl" Demonstration
  • Multi-Party Role Plays Featuring “True-to-Life” Scenarios

Cost:   $795 if paid by early registration deadline (September 12, 2019); $895 thereafter.  Includes lunches, snacks, and course materials.

Approved under Part 146 by the NY State Unified Court System’s Office of ADR Programs for Additional Mediation Training
Social Work CEUs are available
Vermont and North Carolina CLEs are available


Visit website for more information and to register


October 22, 2019 8:30 AM   through   October 24, 2019 3:30 PM
171 Grove Street
Auburndale, MA 02466
United States

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