National Aging in Place Events Focus on Unique and Creative Options

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October 11th in Wheaton, MD and November 8th in Rockville, MD from 1-4pm

According to the AARP national survey, more than 9 in 10 of those 65 and over – say they would like to stay where they are for as long as possible. Even if they should need help caring for themselves, 82% would prefer not to move from their current homes.

The National Aging in Place events will offer solutions to help individuals make aging in place a safe, a comfortable and an accessible experience. “To simply say you want to age in place is not enough. Individuals need to understand what solutions and services are offered and begin to implement those to create a safe and independent lifestyle”, according to Charles Kaufman, Mid Atlantic Director of the National Aging In Place Council the DC based nationwide association of private and public senior service organizations which is sponsoring the events. “These events will give attendees the tools necessary to remain in the environment they choose.”

What Are My Options?
October 11th
from 1 to 4pm. Holiday Park Senior Center 3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906 is the first of these two distinctive, events discussing types of homes, community based services, private services and highlighting the New Beacon Hill Village and Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) concepts.
Stuart Rosenthal, Publisher of The Senior Beacon will be the moderator;
Panelists are
– Stephanie Hull, Maryland Department of Aging
– Susan McWhinney-Morse, Founder of Beacon Hill Village
– Beth Shapiro , Community Partners, UJF-NORC program
– Andrea Cohen, HouseWorks.

How To Plan and Make The Choice
November 8th
from 1- 4pm, the Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive, Rockville MD 20852, emphasizes the information on your needs, modifications and suitability to make a wise choice . Also personal, family and emotional considerations involved, in choosing whether to remain in their present home, or move to another home of their own more suitable to their needs.¼br /> Steve Gurney, Publisher of the Guide for Retirement Living will be the moderator Panelists are
– Stanley Slater, MD a leading Gerontologist-Psychiatrist;
– Louis Tenenbaum, Independent Living Strategist
– Ilene Rosenthal, Maryland Deputy Secretary of Aging

For a registration form or information, call
(240) 314-8810 or (240) 777-4999

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