Staying independent through aging
The Westlake Center for Community Services will be offer a free course this fall on independence and aging. The series of six lessons will be held on Mondays, Oct. 2-Nov. 6, from 1-2 p.m. The focus of the course is building an "independence toolkit" that will allow seniors to remain in their homes as they age.
Most of us want to stay in our own home throughout our lifetime. The cost effective way to avoid calamity is for seniors (and their adult children) to educate themselves about how to plan for the future. Each lesson will be presented by experts from hospitals and area senior care initiatives. Participants completing the course will have the tools and contacts to create their personal plan. Seniors and their adult children are invited and encouraged to plan together.
The lessons are:
- Crucial Conversations: Defining what you want and who needs to know
- Get Your Stuff Together: Making your grocery list of important information
- What if I Have to Move?: Types and costs of senior living options
- I'm Not Leaving My House: Making your home age-in-place friendly now
- Preventing Hospitalization: Practical Ways to Prevent Hospital Stays
- Driving Over Life’s Speed Bumps: Moving forward through life changes
The free course and lesson manuals are sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care. Please R.S.V.P. for the course by Friday, Sept. 22, to reserve your seat and manual. Call Westlake Community Services at 440-899-3544.