May 11

Care Connection to present “aging in place” workshops in Bates County

Date: May 11, 2017 | Category: News

Care Connection to present “aging in place” workshops in Bates County
Care Connection for Aging Services will present a workshop titled “My Home –Why Would I Want to Leave It?” at both Bates County senior centers in May.
The information on “aging in place” will be presented at 11 a.m. on May 18 at the Butler Senior Center at 611 W. Mill St. in Butler and at 11 a.m. on May 19 at the Kern Center at 613 E. Park Ave. in Rich Hill.
Marilyn Gunter, Care Connection Director of Care Management, will discuss how seniors can examine their own houses or apartments and financial situations with an eye on remaining in their own homes as they grow older.
Most seniors prefer to remain in their own homes, and providing in-home services to seniors is more cost effective than providing those services in a long-term care facility.
During this presentation, Gunter will help people think practically, suggest resources, and help reduce the looming fear of moving.
“Aging in place means that people live in their residence of choice as long as able and as they age,” Gunter said. “But, it’s important to plan ahead.”
Just deciding to “age in place” doesn’t alleviate potential issues regarding health care, finances, personal care and legal considerations, Gunter said.
“That’s why it’s important to think ahead of time about services and supports they will want as their needs change,” she said. Gunter will address these issues and more during the free workshops.