The Meadville-Western Crawford County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a 10-month educational series to help area residents tackle various topics on elder care. Sessions will be held on the fourth Tuesday of each month from March to December 2017, beginning at 6:30 pm. These seminars are free and open to the public. No registration required. The first session will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Lew Davies Community Building at 1034 Park Avenue, Meadville.
“Whether you are dealing with an aging parent, grandparent, loved one or need information for yourself, we are all aging and need to know some key ingredients to the aging process,” says Christa Lundy, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce.
The seminar series will be kicked off by a presentation by local Certified Elder Law Attorney Tye J. Cressman, Esq. Cressman will discuss his 2013 book titled “10 Tough Conversations” and outline some of the most important communication techniques to be employed when discussion aging with parents and children. Topics covered will include: discussing estate planning documents (Wills and Powers of Attorney), nursing home issues, Medicaid, and others. If you don’t know the words to use when discussing these issues with a parent or child, then this presentation is for you.
The remaining schedule for the series includes:
· April 25 – Understanding Dementia from a Physician’s Perspective
· May 23 – Estate Planning Roundtable
· June 27 – Promoting Wellness as we Age
· July 25 – Medicare and Social Security
· August 22 – Home Based Care Options and Health Care Transitions
· September 26 – Senior Care Living outside of the Home
· October 23 – Paying for Long Term Care – Public Benefits Options
· November 28 – End of Life Care and Issues
· December date TBD – Funerals and Estate Administration