Caring Community Interest Group - Sept 9, 1 pm Wed

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 13:00

Topic: How to Find Your Ideal Senior Community and Care   The strengths and weaknesses of Bay Area assisted living and memory-care. Types of communities and housing arrangements, long-term residential and care costs and funding sources, and evaluation and admission. Participants are invited to ask questions about specific assisted living communities. Presenter: Linda Jacobson, Certified Senior Advisor. Elders Together: Information and Advocacy Services for seniors.  www.elderstogether.com  

Here are links to several items you might be interested in also from Claudia (our thanks!)

1) A workshops on shared housing for seniors, sponsored by The Transition Network and NEXT Village/SF, starting June 28. Scroll down to see a description of the workshops:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aging-in-place-and-shared-housing-three-sundays-6-28-7-26-8-23-2015-3-5-pm-tickets-17359733430

2) A potluck discussion in Palo Alto on "Alternatives to the "medical model" for treating the elderly", 6-8:45pm on Saturday, June 25. Claudia O'Callaghan sent me this info and says she is going:

http://www.meetup.com/Unitarian-Universalists-of-Palo-Alto/events/222955051/?a=me1_grp&rv=me1

3) The role of Medicare in end-of-life care:

http://kff.org/medicare/fact-sheet/10-faqs-medicares-role-in-end-of-life-care/

4) A story about Zen Hospice, and how a move from assisted living to Zen Hospice proved enormously beneficial for one dying resident

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/14/zen-and-the-art-of-dying-well/?ref=opinion&_r=1

 

We as members of an aging community need support as we age. We are a support group: we share information, concerns, and resources, including our own issues and experiences with giving and needing help, and we help each other with difficult problems, choices, and plans. We talk about issues that are not easy to discuss elsewhere. We have a mission statement and charter for a community of OLLI members who commit ourselves to help each other in order to avoid institutionalization and isolation and facilitate aging in place. New members are welcome at any time.

 

 

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