Age Wide Open, a support group designed to help adult children who care for their parents, will be holding a series of free educational programs on the first Monday of each month at the Downtown Bend Public Library, 803 S.W. Wall St. The schedule of events is as follows:
* Feb. 4: “What You Legally Can and Cannot Do with your Parents" with estate planning and elder care expert Lisa Bertalan.
• March 1: “How to Communicate So Your Senior Can Hear You" with counselor and senior advocate Ali Davidson.
* April 1: “Alzheimer’s and Dementia from a Caregiver’s Perspective" with geriatric specialist Dr. Richard MacDonell.
Each hourlong presentation starts at 6 p.m. and is followed with a meeting of the Age Wide Open support group.