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April 1, 2016 by  
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The Care Council of Wallingford Presbyterian Church is presenting a panel discussion addressing the many issues involved when dealing with elderly family members on Sunday, April 10 from 12 to 2:30 p.m.  The program will begin with lunch, followed by short presentations by a four-member panel on the following:

  • Legal considerations and planning:  A concise review of Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Trusts, Guardianships, Medicaid planning, Veterans’ benefits, long term care insurance, and other devices to prepare for the late stages of life while protecting and transferring assets. (Josh Wilkins, Anderson Elder Law)
  • Practical considerations in Caregiving:  A discussion of things faced when dealing with everyday care needs of the elderly, such as moving, down-sizing, housing choices (or lack of choices), stopping driving, helping with physical limits and sometimes mental limits, maintaining social interaction,  paying bills, and sharing the load among family members.  (Judith B. Neale)
  • The Five Wishes.  When death is near, there are many small but important ways to comfort and ease the difficulty. Thinking through these choices ahead of time can be a tremendous relief to everyone involved. (Ellen Oetinger)
  • Relationships, Wellness and Spiritual Needs.  Whether unexpected of planned for, caring for the elderly creates the need to work on all the relationships and family dynamics.  Planning for not only the daily tasks and needs, but the emotional and spiritual health of the dying, the elderly, their caregivers and their families. (Cyndi Lacroix)

After presentations in a panel format, each panelist will lead a break out discussion group to deal with questions and delve a little deeper into their topics.  We will then reconvene for general questions for the whole group and wrap up. Facilitators for the event are Mary Payne and Frank Noyes.

This program can be valuable for anyone who will someday be elderly, or who has parents, grandparents or other family members who are or will be elderly – in other words, everyone except Peter Pan.

When: Sunday, April 10, 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Where: Wallingford Presbyterian Church, 110 E Brookhaven Rd, Wallingford, PA

Reserve your spot today:

Lunch and childcare will be provided.

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