Each day, thousands of Baby Boomers acknowledge that the time has come: Mom (or Dad) needs help. That realization is the start of a shift in lives and relationships, where roles are reversed and the child becomes caregiver for the parent. This episode of the public affairs program “Sanctuary” explores the often stressful yet potentially rewarding experience of caring for an aging parent. It looks at the dizzying array of issues that arise, and at the many resources available to both parent and caregiver. Joining host Aaron Cohen for the conversation is Rosann Corcoran, a clinical social worker at CJE SeniorLife; Tracey Lipsig Kite, associate director of community services at Jewish Child & Family Services; and Rabbi Ellen Weinberg Dreyfus, of B’nai Yehudah Beth Sholom in Homewood.
“Sanctuary” is a joint production of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and the Chicago Board of Rabbis, in cooperation with ABC7-Channel 7.