Everyday 8,000 people turn 65 in America. Today older adults live longer in reasonable health, longer with more health issues, and longer in a home alone than ever before. Most Older Adults say they want to live in their own homes as long as possible, but 50% of seniors said they haven’t planned for their own futures, and 73 % of adult children say they have neither thought about nor planned for the care of their aging parents. This raises serious challenges for anyone hoping to age independently. That’s what the free course, “Staying Independent Through Aging – Building Your Independence Took Kit” is all about.
The most cost-effective way to avoid calamity is for seniors and their adult children to educate themselves about how to plan for what may lie ahead, understand the many options available for every challenge and the costs of what’s available today. This series features collaborative sessions by 12 experts in from hospitals and area senior care initiatives.
The course, “Staying Independent Through Aging: Building Your Independence Tool Kit” topics are:
Crucial Conversations: How to Get what YOU Want
Get Your Stuff Together!: How to Create Your Independence Road Map
What if I have to Move?: Understanding Senior Living Options
I’m Not Leaving My House!!!!: What to Do Right Now
Preventing Hospitalization: How to Avoid Sleeping In that Awful Gown
Driving Over Life’s’ Speedbumps- Moving Forward Through Life Changes
IN WESTLAKE: Westlake Senior Center:
Class runs Mondays, November 7 through December12, 1pm to 2:30pm. To register for the course contact Jennifer Yoo, Programs Planner, (440) 899-3544
This course is free for those over 65 due to sponsorship from Home Instead Senior Care of North Olmsted & Parma. Participants will receive instruction from 12 area senior health care professionals and hospitals, and the course manual took kit. Participants must register for all six classes.