What You Will Discover in This Session:
- Synopsis: Learn tips and tools to begin having tough and important conversations about the end of life between adult children and their parents..
- Application: While hard to begin, beginning these conversations brings out both difficult emotions as well as empowering and freeing emotions as well.
- Insights: Learn tips for facing conflicts and avoidance as well as the suggested topics to cover.
Patty Bortz (left) began her career practicing law as a staff attorney for the Alabama Supreme Court. She then worked as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama U.S. Attorney’s Office. Her legal career included working as an Assistant Regional Counsel for the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons, and overseeing the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons Paralegal Training Program. She transitioned her career into the nonprofit world, where she has worked tirelessly to improve Colorado’s public education and later to enrich the lives of seniors. She is a certified mediator and a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA). Patty serves on a number of boards and volunteers for several causes about which she is passionate. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her law degree from the University of Denver.
Libby Bortz (right) is a licensed clinical social worker with a long career as a therapist and involved citizen. In 2014, she was named Outstanding Alumnus by the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. She has received numerous awards and accolades for her achievements, including having the Littleton Housing Authority name The Libby Bortz Assisted Living Center in her honor. She also earned recognition as Littleton’s Citizen of the Year. Libby currently serves on a number of boards, locally and nationally, and is a member of the University of Colorado’s Medical School Admission Committee. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and master’s in social work from the University of Denver.