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Tuesday October 2, 2012 at 8:00 AM 
Friday October 5, 2012 at 5:00 PM 

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Vi at Highlands Ranch
2850 Classic Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

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Eldercare Essentials
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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3-day Elder Mediation Training 
Wednesday -  Friday

October 3 - 5, 2012 / 8:00 am - 5:30 pm


  Eldercare Essentials is for YOU if:

  • You are interested in our Elder Mediation Training and you have not (yet) been exposed to elder care concepts. We highly recommend taking Eldercare Essentials prior to joining us for the Elder Mediation Training.
  • You are new to the eldercare field and would like a jump start on the terms, notions and principles of aging.
  • You are curious about aging issues - for yourself, a family member or a friend.


The Impact of Aging on Families
Mental/Physical Aspects of Aging
Age Biases
Elder Abuse
Cognitive Impairment
Aging Resources
and the Continuum of Care

Legal Issues around Aging
Medicare and Medicaid and more! 

Elder Mediation Training is designed for trained mediators woman with head in handswho are interested in expanding their practice to include work with issues involving older adults. Our training focuses on inter-generational family conflicts, and also involves eldercare organizations.  We differentiate between elder mediation and mediation of other family disputes.

Role Plays and Interactive Exercises!


 Dispute Resolution Roles in the Aging Community
Intergenerationl Family Dynamics & Hidden Agendas
Can Elder Abuse Cases be Mediated?
Intake Strategies for Multi-parties & Parties with Deficits

Mediating When Family Members Suffer from Cognitive Deficits
Guardianship/Conservatorship Contests
Legal Red Flags

How and When to use Experts, Surrogates, Advocates
The Role of Forgiveness and Legacy in Mediation

Workshops to be held at:

Vi at Highlands Ranch
2850 Classic Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO  80126

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Phone: 303 794 1800

Residence Inn by Marriott/Highlands Ranch
Phone: 303 683 5500

Hyatt Place - Denver Park Meadows
Phone: 303 662 8500

Hilton Garden Inn
Phone: 303 683 4100

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FEES     - Note: Early Bird Dates extended to September 24, 2012

 $ 195 - Eldercare Essentials Workshop

    ($ 170 - Early Bird - registrations received by Sept. 24, 2012 
$ 675 - 3-day Elder Mediation Training
    ($ 595 - Early Bird - registrations received by Sept. 24, 2012)

$ 810 - BOTH Workshops
    ($ 725 - Early Bird - registrations received by Sept. 24, 2012)

Workshop fee includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, interactive activities
AND all workshop materials

Eldercare Essentials approved for 10 General and 1.8 Ethics Colorado CLE Credits
Elder Mediation Training approved for 26 General & 7 Ethics Colorado CLE Credits
(CLE = Continuing Legal Education )

Appropriate for Continuing Education credit for Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Counselors

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John Rymers is a mediator and Licensed Professional Counselor. He has a Masters degree in psychology and has been a mediator in private practice since 1986. John received mediation training in 1984 from CDR Associates, an international conflict resolution firm in Boulder. He taught mediation and negotiation with CDR Associates and at University of Denver's University College. He has taken an Advanced Elder Mediation class and he participated in DRCOG's ombudsman course. He volunteers with the Denver Probate Court.

Debbie Reinberg  started working in the geriatric field in 1987.  As VP at both GeriMed of America and Cornerstone Health Management, she implemented  hospital- based geriatric outpatient primary care programs.  She established  ElderCARE Network, a geriatric care management company in 1997.  Debbie served as the Executive Director for the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.  She received mediation training in 2006 from IADR, and participated in several elder mediation classes. She volunteers at Jefferson County Mediation Services and at the Denver Probate Court.



The Workshops both include Guest Speakers!

For more information about us, please go to

We can be reached at 303/268-2281 (John) and 303/268-2282 (Debbie) or at