My mom is a very healthy and strong woman in her mid-50's. My nephew, niece and daughter love their "Ma" so much because she is the first one to get up and run around with them. Of course she spoils them rotten too but that's a different story! Since my mom is super energetic, works full time and cares for my grandmother, I never thought to have a #LetsTalk about long term care with her.
When I heard that Genworth was having an event giving information about long term care I realized that I needed to have that talk with her. It's better to be prepared before unavoidable things happen. I went to the #LetsTalk Tour in the Flatiron District Plaza and was first greeted by a huge 3-story coffee cup.
On the cup they put a "Mom We Have To Talk" caption. Within seconds of leaving the coffee cup I was given my printed picture.
The great actor, Rob Lowe was at the event along with some of the executives from Genworth to answer questions.
The next day I had my mom come over and made her a cup of coffee in the Genworth mug. I gave her the cup of coffee and the picture and just started talking about it. At first she looked at me like I was joking. She said "Hey, I'm not that old!" As I kept talking and gave her the information I learned she started to really listen. She agreed that it is something she does need just to be safe. I am so thankful for the Genworth #LetsTalk tour because without it I probably would have never thought about having the talk.
The Genworth #LetsTalk Tour is visiting five cities across the United States – New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas. Click the link to learned more about the tour: http://www.genworth.com/letstalktour