Local senior experts put on free community panel

Nov 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Articles

There’s a lot to caring for older relatives.  Most people think they are alone or and this can be even worse, they think they have to do it alone because they owe it to Mom or Dad or Aunt Jane.  The truth is the old joke about getting old not being for sissies isn’t much of a joke.  It’s tough on the person who seemingly suddenly needs help and it’s tough on the younger generation while they try to figure out how to offer help without injuring the pride of someone they love.

That’s where a free community panel on Nov. 5 comes in.  Local senior experts will answer a variety of questions and be available after the presentation for additional questions from members of the community.  Need to know what resources are available for someone with dementia?  Come to the forum.  Need to know if your parents have to lose their home to gain access to some benefits?  Come to the forum.  Need to know how to help your parents stay in their home as they age?  Come to the forum.

Local experts will speak on topics including: elder law, Medicaid Eligibility, geriatric care management, medical alert systems, resources for aging and long term care, in-home care and senior living facilities.

The community forum, which is sponsored by Rehmke & Flynn, PLLC, Elder Law Attorneys, Pierce County Aging and Disability Services, Elder Assessment & Referral Services and Cascade Park Communities, will be held at the Soundview Building, 3602 Pacific Avenue in Tacoma from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.  For questions, contact Jonete Rehmke at (253) 460-3190.

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