National Aging in Place Celebration for MD, DC Metro area to be held at the Rockville Senior Center on November 2nd 2006 from 1pm-4pm

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Rockville MD – On Thursday November 2nd 2006, the Rockville Senior Center will be the site of the DC Area’s and Montgomery County’s celebration of National Aging in Place Week. It is one of many nationwide events to encourage awareness of home and community based services that are making independent living at home better for older Americans. The topic is “BETTER DAILY LIVING AT HOME — New Options that make sense for seniors”. A capacity audience of over 150 seniors is expected.

A panel representing a coalition of professional caregivers, government, non-profits and financial organizations will emphasize new approaches, resources and support to help retirees to continue to live in their own homes and communities with independence and dignity.

The panelists include Stuart Rosenthal, Publisher,The Senior Beacon; Elizabeth Boehner, Montgomery County DHHS, Aging and Disability; Jacqueline Phillips, Maryland Department of Health and Human Services; Beth Shapiro, Community Partners manager for The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington; and Darryl Hicks, National Aging in Place Council and National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association.

Following the panel presentation an English Tea will be served and guests will participate in roundtable discussions with panelists to learn first hand retirees’ interests and the real needs of seniors for aging in place at home.

The Metro Aging In Place Coalition was formed to promote and publicize aging in place in Montgomery County and in the DC Metro area. Participants in the Metro Aging in Place Coalition are Wells Fargo Reverse Mortgage Division; Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development; Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services, Aging & Disability; The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington; Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington; Rockville Senior Citizen Commission; City of Rockville: Dept of Recreation & Parks; Senior Network; The Senior Beacon; Guide for Retirement Living.

Seating is limited. To reserve call (301) 625 9545.

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