Upcoming Events: Grownups

Mon 5/8

Longevity Explorers Discussion Group: Better Aging. You. Your Parents.

Date: Mon, May 08, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM
Discussion group

Dr. Richard G. Caro, Facilitator

This regular discussion group explores new and emerging solutions to the challenges of growing older. Not only do we uncover interesting new products at the intersection of aging and technology, we also conduct a series of ongoing deep-dive discussions into topics such as brain health, apps for seniors, hearing and wearables for seniors. The results of our discussions will be shared with a larger community of older adults interested in improving their quality of life through our partner in this initiative, Tech-enhanced Life, PBC. The discussions are facilitated by Dr. Richard Caro, whom many of you have heard speak at prior Grownups forum events.

Wed 5/10

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Alzheimer’s Disease—Eight Steps to Overcoming Refusal of Care

Date: Wed, May 10, 2017
Time: 5:15 PM
Talking about Alzheimer's disease

Jim Kimzey, Founder and CEO, Tender Rose Dementia Care Specialists

Eighty percent of people living with Alzheimer's disease lack insight into their condition. They do not realize that they need help, and they subsequently refuse care. In this presentation, you will learn about the growing prevalence of Alzheimer's disease, the different stages of Alzheimer's, why family members refuse care and why past attempts to get family members to accept care have failed. You will also learn a step-by-step approach to getting the people you love to accept the care they need.

Wed 5/17

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How to "Age in Place" Safely—Navigating the Confusing World of Home Care

Date: Wed, May 17, 2017
Time: 5:15 PM
The best way to "age in place"

Catherine Reid, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) 
Nancy Meyer, Realtor, Senior Real Estate Specialist
Denise Michaud, Independent Insurance Agent

This multidisciplinary panel will cover how to “age in place” safely. First, they will describe the difference between a private and agency caregiver. They will then explain the role of a professional caregiver and the expected costs of private care. As decisions about remaining in the home, selling or downsizing are covered, audience members will learn how to answer the question: Should I stay or should I go? The program is rounded out by a long-term care insurance expert who will help members create a strategy for paying for long-term care, learn how much long-term care insurance to buy and determine who will be their advocate.

Wed 6/21

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How to Revive and Revitalize Your Life After Retirement

Date: Wed, June 21, 2017
Time: 5:15 PM
Aging with grace

Gloria Dunn-Violin, Author, Workshop Leader, Motivational Speaker

Learn how to transform retirement into "revivement" and revitalize your later years. We will cover: how leading-edge scientific research can inform you in making your brain smarter and younger, how to influence your genes, and how to increase your longevity. Also learn how to plan the rest of your life—and about the beauty of age as well as the nine pillars to having a life of meaning and fulfillment. Is there something you always wanted to do? Areas you wanted to explore? Ideas you wanted to create? Accomplishments you wanted to achieve? Now is the time! Learn how to make your next years your best years.

Wed 7/19

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Creating Moments of Joy in Caregiving

Date: Wed, July 19, 2017
Time: 5:15 PM
Creating cherished memories through caregiving

Esther Koch, Gerontologist; Founder, Encore Management

The greatest gift you can give someone is your time. A scare commodity for you, it is even more precious for an aging parent or loved one. Yet far too many people embrace their caregiver role too late and see it only in negative terms. Esther Koch will explain how becoming a "facilitator of experiences" is not only the best prescription for caregiver stress, but it will also provide you with some of life’s most cherished memories.