A panel discussion on "How to Talk with Aging Parents" is planned Thursday at the Fairfield Senior Center.

The free program, including dinner, is set for 6 p.m. at the center, 100 Mona Terrace.

Discussion of the topic, which center officials say often can be difficult for many people, will include several panelists:

Kate Dressel, of the Fairfield Social Services Department. She will discuss the department's support, resources and referral services available to local seniors and caregivers. The department also provides assistance with state and federal benefit program applications, advocacy, housing referrals, short-term case management and more.

Jennifer Hauhuth, of Fairfield, a lawyer specializing in elder law. Hauhuth, according to senior center officials, is often asked by adult children to help address issues with an elderly parent, such as driving, health, in-home care, moving or relocating, and bank accounts, as well as legal topics like wills, living wills, estates, health care proxies, power of attorney, probate questions and more.

Jay Kiley, the regional director for Synergy HomeCare for Connecticut, with four offices in the state, including one in Fairfield. He will discuss an older adult's options for staying at home.

Ann Jamison, owner of Senior Living Options, will focus on how to identify a senior living community best matched to a loved one.

Registration in advance is required.

To register, call the senior center at 203-256-3166.