Dave Iverson, author of "Winter Stars: an elderly mom, an aging son, and life's final journey"

Event date: 

Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 2:00pm

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276 Village Square
Orinda, CA 94563-2504
Winter Stars cover
Dave Iverson

Join us for a memorable afternoon with

Dave Iverson

author of

Winter Stars: an elderly mom,
an aging son, and life’s final journey

Dave Iverson was a busy broadcast journalist recently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease when he decided to do something he'd never quite imagined: He moved in to take care of his 95-year-old mom. Winter Stars is the moving story of their ten-year caregiving journey.

By the end of this decade, 74 million Americans will be over the age of 65, including every member of the Baby Boom generation. The pandemic prompted more Americans to consider caring for their parents at home, but as Iverson learned, the gritty, life-changing reality caregiving delivers requires more than good intentions. He didn't know that his mom's dementia would pose more challenges than his Parkinson's. He didn't know he'd be capable of getting so angry. He didn't know that becoming a caregiver means experiencing love and loss, anger and insight - usually when exhausted and often on the same day. And he didn't know that moving in with his mom would challenge and change him more than any other life experience.

Dave Iverson is a writer, documentary film producer/director, and retired broadcast journalist. He’s produced and reported more than 20 documentary specials for PBS, including his Frontline film My Father, My Brother and Me, which explored his family’s battle with Parkinson’s, and Capturing Grace, which tells the story of what happened when a group of people with Parkinson’s disease joined forces with a legendary New York City dance company. Dave was also a radio and television host for nearly forty years, first at Wisconsin Public Broadcasting and then at San Francisco’s NPR affiliate KQED. Following his Parkinson’s diagnosis in 2004, he became a founding member of the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Patient Council. He still dreams of running in one more New York City Marathon. Winter Starsis Dave’s first book. 

A portion of book sales will be donated to The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.


Winter Stars: An elderly mother, an aging son, and life's final journey By Dave Iverson, MS Cover Image
ISBN: 9781611534481
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Light Messages Publishing - March 22nd, 2022