Oct. 9 program offers help in aging lifestyle transition

In the city of Westlake, the Community Services Department is all about successful aging. Programs of education, culture, physical activity, health, trips and social enjoyment are all offered through Fifty Plus Programs. Age is valued and experience is applauded as the staff creates solutions that improve the quality of life for mature adults. Although the department agrees that aging is about perspective (yes, age really is just a number) it is also important to recognize the various stages that fill our years and anticipate that next step.

On Wednesday, Oct. 9, the City of Westlake Community Services Department will offer a very special program which will answer everyone’s questions as they look to a transition: How do I get from where I am today to where I want to be tomorrow? Designed for individuals and families who are considering a change in aging lifestyle for themselves or loved ones, this program addresses multiple needs.

Attorney Robert M. Higgins will discuss power of attorney, trusts, wills, home sale contracts and legal questions surrounding a move. John Jolliffe of American Financial will include ways to protect funds and discuss affordability and family considerations. A duo of senior real estate specialists, Sherry Ascher and Maria McDonald of Howard Hanna, will talk about options in a move from selling to buying to renting. Christina Melaragno, Executive Director of the Gardens at Westlake Senior Living will speak to quality of life as we age and the transition that gives us the greatest happiness.

Just as the adage suggests, if you fail to plan you plan to fail, this program provides both questions and answers for the individual and family realizing a transition is in their future, whether it’s today or tomorrow.

Offered without cost from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Westlake Center for Community Services, 29694 Center Ridge Road. RSVP to jrodriguez@cityofwestlake.org; 440-899-3544.

Joyce Able Schroth

Director, Community Services Department, City of Westlake

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Volume 5, Issue 20, Posted 9:39 AM, 10.01.2013