May 16, 2014
Hosted by Stacey Starling
The phenomenon of grandparents raising grandchildren is not new. It has been on-going for centuries. In this fast-paced world, the grandparents raising grandchildren can take on new meanings and forms. Our guest, the author of the book The Sacred Work of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, will help us explore the unique joys and challenges of this process in the modern world in which we live. The question, of course, remains as to how the care needs of the grandparents get addressed as they change due to the aging process. Elaine K. Williams, LMSW, will assist us in learning more about how this works within families that have different ways of raising children, caring for older adults and weaving through the aging processes of each generation simultaneously.
Murmuration: Critical Transitions and Transformation
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Today’s landscape of health care and human services is rapidly changing, often leaving people feeling frustrated and overwhelmed in their attempt to navigate provider networks, access care, supports and services, or simply understand the options that may be available to meet their specific need. Murmuration: Critical Transitions and Transformation with Stacey Starling promotes positive aging and explores relevant topics in health care and human services that significantly impact people’s lives. Stacey’s passion is to foster a conversational space that promotes growth and constructive change, wherein people realize their own internal resources and expand their capacities. These power-full conversations welcome diverse ideas, question the status quo, and encourage people to advance action that holds their health and well-being as its guiding intention. Each week topic experts join the conversation, address frequently asked questions, and offer community-based resources.
Stacey Starling, PhD is the founding principal of the Starling Center. The Starling Center is a progressive firm that focuses on the performance needs of organizations that serve older adults and people with disabilities. With more than 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 each day, the appeal to transform the culture of aging within provider environments is front and center in health care reform. Alongside this endeavor, people at the point of service are faced with the challenge to successfully navigate aging and disabilities service systems in their pursuit to live their best life and age positively. With more than twenty years of experience in human development, Stacey believes that organizations transform when the people transform. Transformation and positive change require “deep learning” that challenges the assumptions, beliefs, and values that drive our actions and interactions. Stacey’s passion is to promote growth and constructive change, wherein people realize their own internal resources and expand their capacities. Central to her approach is transformative learning, strength-based methods, and the cultivation of dynamic relationships. Emboldened with an attitude of grace, Stacey aims to add to the conversation by discussing relevant topics, sharing resources, and asking the experts. These power-full conversations welcome diverse ideas, question the status quo, and encourage action that holds health and well-being as its guiding intention.