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Transitions: Stories of How to Help Mom and Dad with their Stuff

October 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


“Mom and Dad need help with all their stuff, and honestly, I’m getting worn-out trying to help them.”  Does that sound familiar?

When seniors are downsizing from the house they’ve been in for 50 years, it can be overwhelming. They don’t know where to start.  Often there are tears.

They need help to deal with all the stuff – whether it is the stuff in their home or the emotional stuff they are faced with.

Boomer kids are looking for direction too. “Why won’t Mom do what I want?”, and “My brother won’t help me.” The popular line: “We’re going to get a dumpster.”

Manteufel shares stories about the emotion and the commotion of making the transition. With ideas for both generations, her goal is to coach, encourage and guide folks through the process.

Her stories aren’t just one person’s story. If they feel familiar, it is because many of us are sharing the same challenges. You aren’t alone.

Jean’s mom says:  “If you didn’t laugh, you’d cry, and it’s just more fun to laugh.”  Enjoy as Manteufel shares bits from her stories and expect to leave with a better understanding of what your loved ones are going though.


October 9, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Appleton Public Library
225 N. Oneida St.
Appleton, WI 54911 United States
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(920) 832-6173