AGING IN PLACE Your home, Your Community – Nov. 13th

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“There is no place like your own home and no better place to live than Montgomery County. Wherever you decide to live, it’s important to learn about the practical things you can do to make your home safer and your life simpler”, says Charles Kauffman, the community outreach strategist who with Elizabeth Boehner, Director of the Montgomery County Area Agency on Aging is co-chairing the Montgomery County Aging In Place Coalition. The coalition has produced annual Aging In Place events in Montgomery County since 2005. This year’s free event, “AGING IN PLACE Your home, Your Community” will have speakers and exhibits with lots of information to help older adults and their families make the simple changes to make their homes safer and more livable.

The panel, moderator, Stuart Rosenthal, is Chairman of the Maryland Commission on Aging; the speakers are Marcy Lovett, on De-cluttering and Downsizing; Louis Tenenbaum, Universal design expert, on innovative and affordable alterations and changes and Jennifer Long on the useful and accessible assistance offered by the Montgomery County Resource Center for seniors.

Members of the coalition are the Montgomery County Department of Recreation; Montgomery County Department of Aging and Disability Services, The Beacon Newspapers, University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington- Community Partners, City of Rockville, Rockville Senior Citizens Committee, Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, Wells Fargo Reverse Mortgage Division, United Seniors of Maryland, Vamoose Bus, Alliance for Retired Americans.

This free event will be held on Thursday November 13th 2008 from 1:00-3:30 p.m. at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville MD. There will be a panel discussion, then question and answers from the audience. There will be many informative exhibits and free refreshments. Many public and non profit services will have displays and much valuable information will be available. Exhibitors will include coalition members, Montgomery College, the National Institute on Aging and others.
A capacity audience of 450 seniors and professionals is expected. All guests must have a reservation. Seating is limited and Seat Reservations should be made now. Just write your name, address, email and phone number and the number of seats needed and Send the information either by: (1) Mail information to: MC- Event- P Spencer, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, MD 20897 (2) or Fax to Montgomery County Event (240) 777 1436. (3) Or Email information to [email protected]
For Directions to the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater call (240) 314 5004.

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