Monday, April 20, 2015

Shaker Pointe hosts special presentation from Dick Edwards Titled “Mom, Dad…Can We Talk?”

The retired Mayo Clinic eldercare specialist and author helps adult children open the door to conversations about their parents’ care and safety at home

WATERVLIET >>Leading Capital District senior living community, Shaker Pointe at Carondelet, announces that it’s hosting two presentations on Tuesday, April 28 titled “Mom, Dad…Can We Talk?” These events support the community’s overall dedication to helping Capital Region seniors
research and make decisions on the next chapter of their lives.

The presentations, taking place at noon and 6 p.m., will be given by Dick Edwards, the author of the book, “Mom, Dad…Can We Talk?” He will share his insights and perspectives about how adult children can help care for their aging parents. There are currently over 70 million Americans between ages 40 and 60, and Mr. Edwards has gathered nearly 100 real-world experiences in his book as a guide to these adult children on discussing next steps with older parents.

Mr. Edwards has 36 years of experience working with older adults and families to find the best care and lifestyle for seniors, and for the last 20 years he served as administrator of Charter House, a nationally recognized model for excellence in retirement living and long-term health care affiliated with the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Shaker Pointe, located at One Bell Tower Drive in Watervliet is excited to welcome the public to this free program. At the noon event, attendees will enjoy a free lunch, and those at the evening event will leave with a dinner for a family of 4. All attendees will be gifted a copy of Mr. Edwards’ book.

For more information about Shaker Pointe or to RSVP for the presentations, please visit or call (518) 595-3483.

About Shaker Pointe at Carondelet

Shaker Pointe at Carondelet is a nonprofit, independent senior living community sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. It is being developed by the Sisters to further their mission of serving the needs of the dear neighbor. Over the last 150 years the Sisters have been active in sponsoring and providing education, health care, social services and hospitality services in many areas of New York State, including the 14 counties of the Albany Diocese. For more information, please visit

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