Camille Pavy Claiborne hopes to create conversations about aging with her new book “Purses and Shoes for Sale: The Joys and Challenges of Caring for Elder Parents,” published by Acadian House. “Purses & Shoes For Sale” is a hardcover book about the author’s journey as a caregiver to her elderly parents, packed with suggestions on how to deal with issues encountered by adult children of the elderly. The book includes a Q&A section with answers to frequently asked questions, plus a resources section with practical advice, useful websites and a glossary of terms.
Claibourne will also speak on “The Joys of Aging” at a special dinner Tuesday, April 5, at the Petroleum Club. Sponsored by Our Lady of Lourdes Foundation, the event will discuss caing for parents, planning for the future and exploring the sacred in caregiving. Doors open at 6 p.m., followed by buffet service, a 7 p.m. speech by Claibourne and an 8 p.m. booksigning. Cost is $30, call the Lourdes Foundation at (337) 470-4610, Ext. 2, or email at LourdesFoundation@lourdesrmc.com.
Cheré Dastugue Coen is the author of “Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History,” “Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana” and “Exploring Cajun Country: A Historic Guide to Acadiana” and co-author of “Magic’s in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags and Sachets.” She also writes Louisiana romances under the pen name of Cherie Claire. Write her at firstname.lastname@example.org.