Are you an elderly resident, or a caregiver for one? Then you need to head to “Transitions-Resources for Aging Gracefully” an event meant to highlight important resources that the elderly can use in Prince William.
The free event will be held on May 17 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center in Manassas, according to a release.
“There will be sessions on getting the most from doctor visits, financial literacy and fraud, social security planning, and managing work and care from near and far away. There will also be health screenings; and attendees will learn about recreational activities and entertainment available to older adults in the area,” stated a release.
“Prince William Area Agency on Aging is sponsoring this event because we wanted to have an opportunity for older adult residents and their caregivers to know about all the resources and services available to those individuals. It will be a really comprehensive way… for people to learn a lot of what they need to be able to just really enrich their lives,” stated Services Coordinator Alison Hammond in a release.
The event’s sessions, from a release:
“What’s Up Doc,” which will show caregivers how to negotiate the first contact with the health care system as their loved ones age and dementia or disabling illness takes over. People who attend the session will learn what key questions they should ask the doctors.
“Social Security Planning,” which will offer older adults and their caregiver’s insight on what Social Security offers in addition to retirement benefits.
“Financial Literacy and Fraud,” where people will learn how to recognize scams related to health care, telemarketing, internet and emails that target older adults in particular.
“Balancing Act: Managing Work & Care from Near & Far Away,” which is aimed at providing essential information on how to tap into different options for caregiving facilities, financial challenges, appointing one family member to coordinate things, and making a plan.