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Newtown, PA 18940
These are the remaining scheduled programs for this series. The name has changed to Aging Well, and a couple dates were changed to avoid conflict with Quarterly Meeting.
4. End of Life Planning and Care: Discussion will include navigating this stage of life and “goals of care” – what values we want to hold to as we age and face difficult healthcare decisions. It will include healthcare directives, palliative and hospice care. Facilitator: Ted Taylor, Director, Department of Pastoral Care and Training, RWJ Barnabas Health, Hamilton, Yardley Meeting Date: December 15.
5. Family Caregiving: Do you provide rides, bookkeeping, housekeeping, companionship, or personal care to a family member or friend without compensation? You are a family caregiver! Many types of support are needed, whether the care recipient lives with you, on their own, or in a residential community. How do you balance caregiving with a job and a family? Discussion will include care for the caregiver, long distance care, resources, and the joys and challenges of being a family caregiver. Facilitator: Susan Hoskins LCSW, Newtown Meeting. Executive Director, Friends Foundation for the Aging, formerly ED of Princeton Senior Resource Center. January 19, 2020.
6. Legal and Financial Planning: We will review the documents you should have in place as part of your estate plan (of any size), including advance directives, powers of attorneys, wills, and other materials. How do Medicare, Long Term Care Insurance and Medicaid fit in? Facilitator: Lisa Collins, Attorney, Fallsington Meeting. Date: February 23, 2020.
7. Housing Options: Where will you live? We’ll discuss issues to consider when making this decision and hear from a panel of people who have chosen different options. If there is enough time, we’ll talk about things to prepare for when aging in place. Facilitator: Susan Hoskins LCSW, Newtown Meeting Date: March 15, 2020.
8. Downsizing: We’ll cover how to deal with possessions including organizing, downsizing and recycling or discarding items. Facilitator: Carol Bernard, Hockessin Meeting. April 19, 2020.
9. Cognitive Change: All of us will experience some cognitive changes as we age. Some have family or friends with more pronounced memory loss or dementia, or experience it ourselves. We will discuss signs, stages, and strategies for managing cognitive change in ourselves and those we care about. Facilitator: Amy Keiper-Shaw, MSW Pennswood Village Date: May 31, 2020.
10. Healthy Aging: Discussion will review the research that has identified key factors that contribute to healthy aging. Facilitator: Chiyo Moriuchi, Newtown Meeting Date: June 2020.