Decisions With Dignity

"We listen"

Facilitating courageous conversations among adult children and their aging parents 

Talk to us about how we can help you.

Carolyn Rodis brings the training, skills and experience  needed to make your mediation succeed.  And, when others are not ready to come together, Carolyn can help you move the conversation forward with conflict coaching.

Carolyn concentrates in elder mediation, conflict coaching, and planning around aging concerns. 

Mediation and conflict coaching create safe environments in which to have difficult conversations around issues that may arise with aging.  Participants are empowered to make decisions that work for them.

  Calendar of Events:

September 4-6, 2013.  Carolyn will conduct a three day Elder Mediation Institute. at Northern Virginia Mediation Services, Fairfax, Va. to expand the skills of experienced mediators into a growing specialty field.  Contact

May 10, 2013 Carolyn conducted a workshop on Elder Mediation at the Fifth Annual Wellness Conference, Shepherd University.

April 23, 2013, Carolyn recorded a program on conflict coaching for shared decision-making for Texas Conflict Coach Talk Radio.  Listen at

February and March, 2013 Carolyn conducted workshops on Elder Financial Exploitation and Intergenerational Communication at the Lifelong Learning Program, Shepherd University.

June 15, 2012.  Carolyn conducted workshops on Elder Mediation and Recognizing and Responding to Elder Abuse in Charleston, WV, sponsored by Senior Legal Aid for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

June 5, 2012.  Carolyn co-presented a webinar, "Elder Mediation and Why It's Important to your Practice," sponsored by ABA Commission on Law and Aging.

May 10, 2012.  Carolyn was keynote speaker, "The Longevity Revolution:  Be Part of the Solution" and conducted an elder mediation workshop at Serving Seniors conference, Carroll County Community College, Westminster, MD.

April 9, 2011 Carolyn  presented "Planning for Aging - Dealing With Issues" at the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities Caregivers' Conference to an overflow crowd.

June 1, 2011 - Carolyn presented a Bank Tellers Training program, "You Can Prevent Financial Exploitation of the Elderly" at the Bowie Senior Center, sponsored by PEACE Coalition, Protect Elders against Crime & Exploitation.

June 29, 2011 - Carolyn presented and also conducted a practicum at "Ethics Consultation & Beyond:  A Primer for Ethics Committees" at Harbor Hospital, sponsored by Maryland Health Care Ethics Committee Network; Law & Health Care Program, University of Maryland School of Law.

Decisions with Dignity offers its services in West Virginia and close-by counties in Maryland and Virginia in locations that are convenient to our clients. We will travel out of the area if this best meets our clients’ needs.

4878 Kearneysville Pike, Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Phone: 410 279 0942