Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A Timely Program Wednesday Night!

As evidenced by the responses to my Family Squeeze post just below this one, many of us are currently in the role of caring for our parents or anticipate that happening in the not-too-distant future.

I just heard about a timely program produced by AARP: Caring for Your Parents will be airing on PBS stations across the country on Wednesday, April 2, and will also be available for viewing online here beginning April 3.

Although I obviously haven't seen it yet and don't know enough about it to unequivocally recommend it (and it undoubtedly will not be from a Christian perspective), it appears to be a program worth watching.

Acording to the website, the first portion of the program "underscores today's struggle to keep parents at home, tensions between siblings, and the complexity of shifting caregiver roles through an intimate look at five American families. In the end, the documentary contends successful caregiving requires one primary ingredient‒love." The final half-hour will provide practical tips on how to initiate the difficult conversations that must be had among family members regarding caregiving.

The National Alliance for Caregiving, which provides online resources for families, recommends this program, stating it "is a moving two-hour special that draws much needed attention to this universal reality."

You can check your local listings here to see if and when your PBS station will be showing this program.

And if you haven't already, be sure to comment in the Family Squeeze post by 2:00 PM CDT Wed. (April 2) to be entered in the drawing for the book giveaway!


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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads up on this!

Anonymous said...

congrats on being CWO's blog of the month :o)

The Preacher's Wife said...

So when are you going to announce you are Mrs. CWO this month?? :))


Natalie said...

Hopefully there is some comfort in knowing that you are not alone in life, or else they wouldn't feel compelled to do a whole program about it.