Never too Young, Never too Old

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday at 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM from April 29, 2014 until May 8, 2014

Location: Action for Older Persons

Phone: 607-722-1251

Email: chamilton@actionforolderpersons.org

Link: http://www.actionforolderpersons.org

Event Description

April 21, 2014 Updated Apr 21, 2014 at 10:17 AM EDT

Action for Older Persons believes that one of the keys to successful, healthy aging is to know the issues in advance and prepare accordingly to achieve your desired lifestyle. With this new seminar, AOP aims to assist attendees by providing a wide range of information presented by experts in the legal, long-term care, insurance, and housing fields, along with those who provide other aging related services.

While not a comprehensive list, some of the information that will be provided includes the following;

• Various aspects of long-term care including when and where it starts, various levels of care, what is available in the community, accessing information, and paying for long-term care using traditional or partnership policies or new hybrid policies, as well as Medicaid. Portions presented by Bob Vandy of NY and National Long Term Care Brokers.
• Wills, power of attorney, and trusts presented by Albert Kukol, Esq. of Levene, Gouldin & Thompson.
• Health care proxies and living wills presented by Becky Bradley, Program Coordinator for Advanced Planning for End of Life.
• Modifying your home to meet your changing needs presented by Donna Gavula and Diane LeFever of Independence Awareness.
• Affordable senior apartments, independent apartment at a multi-level needs campus, and more. Several local representatives will present including speakers from S.E.P.P., Good Shepherd Communities, and United Methodist Homes.
• An overview of services provided by key local agencies, including the Office for Aging, CASA, EISEP, and Danielle Audick discussing Medical Adult Day Care.
• Health insurance options, focusing on Medicare, including Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, Medicare Supplement Policies, Medicare Advantage Plans, Income-based assistance programs, and retiree plans, presented by Casondra Hamilton, HIICAP Coordinator.
• Many individuals often look for other activities to fill their time after retiring and to stay socially connected, volunteer opportunities will be discussed as well.

This is an informational seminar, not a sales pitch. Outside representative will explain services and community options. The four sessions will occur over a two week period, with sessions lasting two hours a night. Sessions are from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and dates include;

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014

Seminar costs for Action for Older Persons’ members are $25 for an individual and $40 for a couple. Costs for non-members are $30 for an individual and $45 for a couple. Call AOP at 722-1251 to register.

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