As each of us ages, we encounter special challenges in efforts to resolve the usual disputes we encounter in life. For instance, we may not have the same patience, focus, or stamina to deal with a merchant or a neighbor that we would have had in years past. We also typically face challenges that are unique to the fact that we are aging. Possibly, our children or other loved ones are concerned about our safety in certain contexts (e.g., living alone, driving, doing certain strenuous activity that has been our habit over the years and not easily given up now). Perhaps, we are the children of such a person, and we have competing concerns for our parents' health and safety, on the one hand, and for their self-esteem and independence, on the other. Perhaps, in such a scenario, one of the children has these concerns, but another one does not seem to be as sensitive to them. A trained and experienced mediator can be the disinterested neutral who can assist all of the loving and concerned participants to work through these dilemmas – and, in the process, be sensitive to the special considerations given to ensuring that the aged person fully participates in the process.