Elder Transitions Mediation

CONFIDENTIAL · FLEXIBLE · AFFORDABLE

 

Elder Transitions is a mediation program designed to support collaboration, reduce stress, and preserve or repair relationships among elders, their adult children, and community members.

 

Elder Transitions mediation can help with conflicts that arise involving:

 

Financial Management . . .

  • estate planning
  • inheritance/survivor disputes
  • sale of valuable assets (such as the family home)
  • transfer of family-owned businesses

Living Arrangements . . .

  • long term care
  • landlord/tenant issues
  • conflict with neighbors/roommates  
  • conflict with residential facilities

And  . . .

  • health care
  • end-of-life planning
  • communication
  • autonomy (driving, for example)
  • grandparenting issues
  • death of spouse
  • divorce and subsequent relationships
  • consumer conflicts
  • employment disputes


Elder Transitions uses flexible dispute resolution approaches that support the distinctive circumstances of older adults.

 

Elder Transitions mediation sessions are guided by a special team:


John McCullough has been a NYS-certified Mediation Skills Trainer since 1981 and Executive Director of New Justice Services since 1983.  McCullough received his graduate training through the interdisciplinary Social Science Program at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, where he focused on Violence, Group Conflict and Change, and Third Party Interventions.  He has mediated hundreds of cases of all types, involving people from all walks of life and every element of our Central New York community.  The NYS Dispute Resolution Association honored McCullough with its Lawrence Cooke Peace Innovator Award in 2012.

 

Elet Callahan, Director of Elder Transitions, is Professor Emerita of Law and Public Policy, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University.  She completed the Certificate of Advanced Study in Conflict Resolution at SU's Maxwell School and Advanced Training in Elder and Adult Family Mediation with Elder Decisions, Inc., in Norwood, MA.  Callahan formerly served as a NYS Long Term Care Certified Ombudsman.  She earned a BA from Wellesley College and a JD from the College of Law at SU.  Prior to joining the SU faculty, she worked in Washington, D.C., as a press secretary for a Member of the House of Representatives and practiced law with the Syracuse firm of Hancock & Estabrook.   


Elder Transitions mediation services are affordable.  Fees are charged on a sliding scale based on each participant's annual income.  The initial fee includes an individual, pre-session interview; session preparation; and a two-hour mediation session.  

 

Annual Income

Initial Fee

Each Additional Session

under $9,000

0

0

$9,000 - $30,000

$25

0

$30,000 - $50,00

$50

0

$50,000 - $80,000

$75

$25

over $80,000

$100

$50

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION,

OR

TO SCHEDULE AN ELDER TRANSITIONS MEDIATION SESSION:

ELET CALLAHAN

DIRECTOR, ELDER TRANSITIONS

315-489-3015

 

 

 

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