We are pleased to welcome Liz O’Donnell, author of Working Daughter: A Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parents While Earning a Living, at 7 p.m. Liz will share her own experiences, both darkly humorous and heart-breaking, and pass on her lessons learned. Come away with practical and actionable advice for balancing eldercare and life!
Working Daughter is a revealing look at adults caring for their aging parents, and how these unpaid family caregivers are trying to manage eldercare along with raising their children, maintaining relationships, and pursuing their careers. It shares Liz’s story- she was enjoying a fast-paced career in marketing and raising two children when both of her parents were diagnosed with terminal illnesses on the same day.
Liz is the founder of Working Daughter, a community for women balancing eldercare, career, and more. An award-winning writer, Working Daughter is her second book, which Library Journal named one of the Best Books of 2019.
A former family caregiver, she is a recognized expert on working while caregiving and has written on the topic for many outlets including The Atlantic, Forbes, TIME, WBUR and PBS’ Next Avenue and has delivered keynotes on the topic to many audiences including Harvard University, MIT, the Marketing to Moms Conference, and the Women Leading Government Conference.
This event is free and geared toward adults, and is sponsored by the generosity of the Trustees of the Falmouth Public Library. Registration is requested-walk-ins will be welcome if there is space available! To register, please contact the reference department at 508-457-2555 x 7 or stop by the reference desk. You can also register here by clicking on the button.