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Legal Planning for Living with a Chronic Medical Condition; What Social Service Providers Need to Know

Legal Planning for Living with a Chronic Medical Condition; What Social Service Providers Need to Know

When a diagnosis of a chronic medical condition is given, not only do clients need to prepare medically, they need to prepare legally. This session will address important topics such as Powers of Attorney, Living Trusts, Wills. What legal options are available in planning and paying for long-term care? How can Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care insurance and personal care contracts maximize a person’s quality of life? and more.

Presented by:  Kathryn Casey, JD, CELA

Date:   Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Program:   8:30 am – 10:00 pm

Location:   Belmont Village, 500 McHenry Road, Buffalo  Grove, Illinois

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 Date:   Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Program:   5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location:   Belmont Village, 545 Belmont Ave, Carol Stream, Illinois

Continuing Education: continuing education credit will be awarded to Illinois Nurses, Counselors, and Social Workers.

Registration:     There is no cost to attend. However, advanced registration is required by contacting 847-462-0885 or events@elderwerks.com

 

 

Program: Marriage Equality and Elder Law: Planning for Your Future

Marriage Equality and Elder Law: Planning for Your Future

Finally, all people can be married.   The implications of marriage, especially for older adults who are planning for their future, should be understood as it can impact you  both financially and legally.  Attend this session presented by Janna Dutton, Certified Elder Law Attorney, who has devoted her entire legal career to elder law, and learn what you need to know in order to make a decision that is appropriate for you and the person you love.

 Date: Friday, August 7, 2015

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00 pm.

Location: SAGE (Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, and Bisexual Older Adults) in Bellwood, Illinois

Registration: There is no charge to attend. However, advanced registration is required. Please contact Eric Vironet at eric@wsseniors.org.

Exercise for People Who Have Dementia

Exercise and physical activity are important for people with Alzheimer’s disease. Exercise helps with general health, weight maintenance, and good sleep habits. Check out these tips to help people with Alzheimer’s get and stay active:

  • Try several 10-minute mini-workouts if a longer workout is too much.
  • Add music to exercises or try dancing together.
  • Break exercises into simple, easy-to-follow steps.

You can also participate in the National Institute on Aging’s Go4Life Month this September! In collaboration with the White House Conference on Aging, Go4Life Month encourages all older adults to be active every day. Whether you are part of an organization or an individual, there are plenty of ways to participate. Visit the Go4Life Month website for more information.