[Guest-post by UMBC’s Kavan Peterson]
Mark your calendars next week for a great PBS special called “Caring for Your Parents“, set to air at 9 p.m. April 2. The program will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Dr. Bill Thomas:
As the population ages, many adult children are grappling with an unprecedented social, cultural, economic, and personal revolution as they transition into the primary caregiver role for their aging parents. Produced, written, and directed by award-winning filmmaker Michael Kirk, Caring for Your Parents is a moving two-hour special that draws much-needed attention to this universal reality.
Immediately after the 90-minute broadcast, medical correspondent Dr. Art Ulene leads “A Conversation About Caring.” This half-hour panel discussion offers concrete advice and guidance on how to start the conversation‒often the most difficult step in caregiving. Panelists include Jane Bryant Quinn, Gail Sheehy, Dr. Cora Christian, geriatric and eldercare expert Dr. Bill Thomas and AARP Publications editor in chief Hugh Delahanty.