CHD’s oldest client was 106 years old. She lived at home with a caregiver, where she wanted to stay; she was able to do that, with a plan worked out in mediation.
Center for Human Development’s elder mediation services and facilitation training were developed several years ago in response to the growing number of Contra Costa senior citizens concerned about maintaining their voice in decisions made on their behalf that affect their quality of life.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
As seniors age, people important to them, such as their adult children, step in to help. In this potential emotional situation, the presence of CHD’s experienced mediators assures that everyone has a chance to speak and be heard. This confidential mediation process leads to greater understanding and more mutually satisfying decisions.
The response for this service has been overwhelming. CHD’s staff is currently working at the Senior Court’s civil harassment hearings and with the Senior Self Help Legal Clinic referral services.
For more information on Elder Mediation or our Elder Mediation Training for experienced volunteer mediators please contact Steven Cross at (925) 349-7344 or Steven@chd-prevention.org.
CHD’s Conflict Resolution Program was present at the Senior Resource Fair on Friday, September 25, 2015 at the Antioch Senior Center. The event was free to the public and featured information about services that could benefit the senior community like transportation resources, nutrition, health, and fitness. CHD’s staff provided information on their Elder Mediation services.
CHD’s Conflict Resolution Program was invited to speak at the Mayor’s Conference at City Hall in Oakley where they discussed and answered questions about their programs and services.