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  • Friday, April 15, 2022 5:00 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Colleagues and Friends,

    I hope this email finds you well.  Below are some updates, events, and resources that may be of interest.

    Interviews about Elder Mediation

    I had the pleasure of talking with Jane Beddall of Dovetail Resolutions about Elder and Adult Family Mediation as a guest on her podcast, Crafting Solutions to Conflict, in an episode that aired recently:


    This brought to mind earlier conversations with Harry Margolis of Margolis Bloom and D'Agostino on his Ask Harry podcast, for additional examples of mediation with adult families:  

    Part 1 https://bit.ly/3DsNBwX 

    Part 2 https://bit.ly/3qR3JmS

    Training for Elder Care Professionals

    In response to your requests, we are excited to be bringing our training for eldercare professionals online.  Join us to develop skills in facilitating conflict resolution with your eldercare clients and their families.

    Elder Decisions®

    Conflict Resolution Skills Training for Eldercare Professionals & Nurses: Working with Families in Conflict 


    May 5, and May 12, 2022 (Half-Days)

    Training for Mediators

    Our next Elder Mediation Training will be held in June.  Register by April 30th for the best rate.

    Elder Decisions®

    Elder / Adult Family Mediation Training 


    June 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, and 30, 2022 (Half-Days)

    National Health Care Decision Day

    April 16th is Health Care Decision Day.  Learn more and find resources to help express your own wishes and to encourage others to do so at:

    Five Wishes: https://www.fivewishes.org/national-healthcare-decisions-day

    Honoring Choices Massachusettshttps://www.honoringchoicesmass.com

    The Conversation Project: https://theconversationproject.org


    For a fun PSA about taking next steps in advance planning, see this video from former trainee, Sarah Safford, that was created for the campaign to promote Health Care Decision Day, organized by the Advance Care Planning Coalition of Healthy Aging Martha's Vineyard:


    Sarah also has two engaging and highly produced rap videos about normalizing conversations regarding end of life, here:




    Best regards,



    Crystal Thorpe, Principal

    Elder Decisions® 

    A division of Agreement Resources, LLC

    Mediation, Consulting & Training






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