Sunday, February 18, 2007

Elder Mediation on CBS News

Congrats to Arline Kardasis and the folks at Elder Decisions. These Boston colleagues let me know they hit the big time:

Next week CBS Evening News with Katie Couric at 6:30 PM will be running a series on elder care issues and Tuesday's segment will be dedicated to Elder Mediation. We are pleased that one of our Elder Decisions partners, Blair Trippe, was interviewed as were several siblings from one of our client-families. We hope this publicity will encourage families and professionals alike to seek out elder mediators when they face difficult decisions.

The producer has assured us that, if last minute scheduling changes occur or if you are unable to watch the show, you will be able to go the to view streaming video of the segment after the show has aired.

On February 28th and on April 26th we will again be offering CEU granting Conflict Resolution Skills Training Programs for professionals who work with elders and/or their families. Please check our website,, for more information on our mediation, consulting and training services.

We hope that you will forward this email to any friends and colleagues who are interested in the rapidly growing field of elder mediation.

It's clear from the press I've gotten recently for my Ombuds work (Inc and Entrepreneur magazine) and now this great press that ADR is getting more media attention.

Try. Fail. Learn. Grow!


Oh yeah, even if you're not ready for Katie, you can generate plenty of exposure and new referrals within 2-7 days. I'm talking about it on Tuesday's teleseminar


At 2:09 PM, Anonymous Kathryn Mariani said...

Elder Mediation is on the rise!

The February 20th CBS Evening News segment that highlighted mediation of eldercare issues demonstrates the growing importance and awareness of this topic.

The First National Symposium on Ethical Standards for Elder Mediation will provide the opportunity for mediators, elder law attorneys, academics and other stakeholders to discuss and explore the development of elder mediation practice and issues particular to the aging population.

The Symposium will take place April 19-20, 2007 at Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA

It will address issues of ageism, capacity and self-determination in elder mediation.

Featured speakers will include Harry “Rick” Moody, Nancy Neveloff Dubler, Robert Baruch Bush and distinguished panelists such as Charley Sabatino and Erica Wood of the ABA’s Commission on Law and Aging and others from the fields of mediation, elder law, bioethics, geriatric ethics, geriatric medicine and social work.

A brochure, agenda and on-line registration is available at Please note that space is limited to the first 100 registrants. The current rate of $375 is good until March 15 and includes meals and the special Thursday Evening Dinner event.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathryn Mariani at or at (610) 277-8909.

We hope to see you in April!

The Symposium Planning Committee

Event Planners:
Montgomery County Mediation Center, Norristown, PA
Temple University’s Elderly Law Project
Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation

Participating Organizations:
Association for Conflict Resolution
Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly
National Elder Mediation Network
The Center for Social Gerontology


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