The time will come when our parents won’t be able to drive, climb stairs, or do the things they used to be able to do. The question is, are you ready to take care of your aging parents? Are you ready for the roles to shift? How exactly do you transition from having a parent-child relationship to becoming the guardian and protector – and, basically, parent – of your parents? This is what Coach Kathy and Leslie Graham talked about in this Girlfriends Gab episode titled ‘Adulting 101: Parenting Aging Parents’. Our parents have always been our rocks, but as they age, the wheels turn around and they become more dependent on us! Whether you are part of the sandwich generation or not, parenting a parent can be really stressful and can shake your very foundation.
In this episode, Coach Kathy and Leslie discuss the struggles one may experience when taking care of an aging parent. Listen and find out the 3 most important things Leslie considers when parenting a parent. This episode is bombarded with life experiences, insights and tips for anyone dealing with aging parents, so tune in!
What you’ll learn in this episode:
- How transitioning to caring for your parents can affect your health
- The potential financial implications of taking care of aging parents
- How to determine your role and responsibilities
- The importance of giving yourself a break
- 3 important things to consider when parenting your aging parents
Key Words: Women, Girlfriends, Aging, Growth, Change, Parents, Stress
After ending her successful tenure as the Director of Community Relations and Corporate Partnerships for Rock Ventures, LLC, a position held since 2012, Leslie Andrews launched Daisy Ventures LLC, the parent company for her three businesses: Leslie Andrews Consulting – specializing in nonprofit development and training; Leslie Speaks! – delivering motivational and corporate speeches for numerous groups; and the lifestyle blog “Grown Woman Chronicles” – targeting subjects important to women over 40.
A seasoned executive with over 20 years of nonprofit, community development with a background in radio media sales, Andrews is passionate about the role corporations and private entities can play in the lives of citizens. She continues to mentor numerous nonprofit leaders, college and high school students, and young women entering the workforce.
Andrews holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College in Atlanta Georgia, and a Master of Business Administration from Northcentral University (AZ). She was named a 2010 Woman of Excellence by the Michigan Chronicle; and is a graduate of Leadership AFP (2008), Leadership Detroit (2011), and Leadership America (2016).
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