A virtual book club event featuring “How to Say It to Seniors: Closing the Communication Gap with Our Elders” by David Solie
Please join us for a Zoom discussion moderated by Carrie Ogami, Director of Gift Planning, Punahou School. Prof. James Pietsch and Lenora Lee from the UH Elder Law Program (UHELP) at the William S. Richardson School of Law will join the discussion.
This book explores the reasons why communicating with older adults is sometimes so frustrating and offers strategies and skills for overcoming these challenges. By understanding their unique developmental agenda and using different language, phrases, and vocabulary, anyone – relatives, friends, colleagues – can learn to communicate effectively and effortlessly with their aging family members, acquaintances, and clients.
Our interactive discussion will focus on the book’s four aims and how they relate to our roles as charitable gift planners:
- To help readers understand the conflicting and previously unappreciated tasks on the older adult’s unique developmental agenda.
- To recognize how these developmental tasks can interfere with our ability to communicate effectively.
- To offer easy-to-learn skills that enhance communication between the generations.
- To guide us become better advocates for aging donors.
Click “Tickets” to register by May 19, 2021. To receive the HGPC member rate, please login with your username/password. We will email you a Zoom meeting link prior to the event.
- HGPC members: Free + Amazon e-gift card to purchase the book with registration! (We will email you the gift card.)
- New or renewing members who sign up before May 19 will also receive an Amazon e-gift card to purchase the book.
- Non-members: $30 + Amazon e-gift card to purchase the book OR $10 without e-gift card.
You can purchase the book on Amazon here.