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Thu 07 / 20 / 2017 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Clayton Valley Community Library, 6125 Clayton Road. Clayton




Sonja Wilkin

Limited capacity: 21 spots available

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Thursday, July 20, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

From Family Feuds to Peaceful Partnerships: 
Conflict Resolution for the Challenges of Aging

Presented by Katharina W. Dress, MA, Founder, Aging in Harmony

Held at: Clayton Community Library, 6125 Clayton Road, Clayton

Bring your own lunch - CVV will provide cookies and beverages. Suggestion: Pick up Brooklyn Hero at Canesa's, 6026 Main St., Clayton, next to Skipolini's, phone 925-889-9299 (open at 10 am) - $10 est.

Space is limited to 40.


Are you and your family or clients struggling with plans for the later years of life? Tensions are a natural part of human interactions. As we age, all of us face difficult decisions that affect our loved ones and often bring up strong emotions. However, if we can talk about these challenges in a safe and respectful way, families can find solutions that allow them to work together harmoniously near the end of their Elders’ lives. 

This participatory presentation explores reasons why family dynamics can present major road blocks to effective planning for the later life stages, and how different conflict resolution processes can help families find solutions that bring peace of mind to everyone involved. Participants will learn about mediation and conflict coaching principles, techniques and goals, as well as possible participants and issues that can be addressed.

KATHARINA W. DRESS, MA, has been a Mediator for over 10 years and a Facilitator and Trainer for 30+ years. As founder of AGING IN HARMONY, she provides conflict resolution services to older adults and their families, caregivers and aging services providers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond (


RSVP: Register at this link:  Registration through Clayton Valley Village Lunch 'n Learn Event

Or call the CVV PHONE NUMBER: (925) 626-0411 by Monday, July 17, at Noon, or until the event is full.  Please provide your name, phone number, and email address for registration. 


This program is presented in collaboration by the Diablo Valley Villages:

 Clayton Valley, Lamorinda and Walnut Creek Villages


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