Uncomfortable Conversations Valuable

Congratulations to Janet Kurland and Gail Lipsitz from Jewish Community Services on their article that appeared in The Associated insert Jewish Boomer (“5 Key Conversations With Your Parents,” Jan. 31). Their advice and observations are right on target and something we encounter every day with visits from families considering a move for their loved ones.

These conversations, though often uncomfortable, are of huge importance. And while there is every temptation to put off these issues until “the right time,” that right time is often too late.

If children wait for a significant event such as a broken hip, stroke or death of a spouse, there are diminished options for their parent or parents to maintain, or at least to maximize,
their independence and dignity. Thank you for bringing more awareness of these important issues to our community.

Mark E. Pressman
Executive Director, North Oaks
Pikesville

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