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Carmel Murphy-Kotyan of CMK Home Careinvites caregivers to a free Lunch and Learn event, “Tips for Navigating Challenging Family Conversations,” on Thursday, Sept. 20 from noon to 1 p.m.

Crystal Thorpe, principal of Agreement Resources, LLC, will provide information on navigating conflicts among family members caring for loved ones and will share tools they can use in future conversations. She’ll also discuss when to consider outside help, like mediation or conflict coaching, and what that could look like. She invites all caregivers to join and bring their questions. Visit to learn more and to register.

Carmel Murphy-Kotyan is the owner/director or CMK Home Care in Arlington. She has been in the caregiving industry for 25 years and has been hosting free Zoom Lunch and Learns since 2020 for family caregivers, solo agers and retirees. They generally take place on the third Wednesday of each month, with different presenters and topics every month.

This announcement was published Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023. YourArlington volunteer Kim Haase prepared it for publication.