Eleanor at 80 Program
This all-new program consists of a DVD and accompanying
This program profiles a fictitious Eleanor Stein, who at 80 years
old experiences an abrupt decline in health. Eleanor and her family
struggle with the resulting challenges until they contact a
professional mediator, who helps them navigate through the landscape
of personal issues and create a successful action plan. This
narrative serves as a backdrop for a training program focusing on
mediating complex family issues in eldercare.
Developed by Drs. Harry and Lisa Webne-Behrman, this DVD details the
mediation process including: Setting ground rules, active listening,
identifying key issues, exploring options and building an action
plan. Step-by-step analysis by Harry and Lisa help families work
through difficult issues in eldercare.
The DVD also includes “Extra” interview footage featuring
gerontologist Dr. Jill Steinberg and geriatric social worker Marie
Hornes. They discuss a wide range of topics concerning older adults
and their families.
The Facilitator’s Guide gives a detailed explanation of DVD scenes
with useful insights into effective communication and conflict
resolution strategies. The authors stress how to identify family
concerns before a crisis occurs.
DVD, 90 min., CC, 2006; Facilitator’s Guide, 48 pgs., 2006.