‘Greatest Generation’ Free Forum for Seniors Continues Through Aug. 3 in Schaumburg, Illinois

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Additional topics and speakers have been announced for the free "Greatest Generation Education Forum" for seniors and their families, continuing 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 3 at Chandler's Restaurant, 401 N. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg, Ill.

A limited number of reservations are still available for upcoming sessions on a first-come, first-served basis.

The National Alliance for Working Family Caregivers (NAWFC) has announced additional topics and speakers for its “Greatest Generation Education Forum” for seniors and their families. The free events will take place 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 3 at Chandler's Restaurant, 401 N. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg, IL.

“We had a phenomenal response to our kick-off session June 8 with Illinois Department of Aging Director Charles Johnson. A limited number of reservations are still available for upcoming sessions on a first-come, first-served basis,” said NAWFC President Pat O'Dea-Evans, MS, RN and co-founder of A Silver Connection (http://www.ASilverConnection.com), the free eldercare referral service that started the NAWFC.

Upcoming sessions will showcase high-profile experts discussing timely topics that are relevant to seniors and their families, including:

  • June 15 - “Overview of Aging,” featuring Dr. S. Jay Olshansky, professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • June 22 - “Important Elderlaw Basics Every Senior and Family Needs to Know,” with attorneys Kerry Peck of Peck & Bloom LLC, and Rick Law of Law Elder Law.
  • June 29 - “Elder Care Benefits: Panel on Medicare Part D, State and Township Services, VA Aid and Attendance,” panel discussion with Elizabeth Lough, red tape cutter specialist at Age Options; Tish Rudnicki, manager of senior services for the Kenneth Young Center; and Pat O’Dea-Evans, co-owner of A Silver Connection.
  • July 6 - “Maintaining Body, Mind and Spirit,” panel discussion with Dr. Harvey Wolf and Anita Stehmeier, P.T., both of Northwest Community Hospital; Kirstin Peachey, director of congregational health for Advocate Health Care; and Dr. Sherri LaVela, gerontology research scientist for the Veteran’s Administration and assistant professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
  • July 13 - “Tough Conversations with Seniors and Family Members,” featuring Lorri Weber, geriatric social worker for Northwest Community Hospital, and Colleen Caron, RN and crisis liaison for Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital.
  • July 20 - “Staying Put - How to Age in Place,” with Phyllis Mitzen, senior advocate for CJE; Judith Truelson, director of Northwest Community Hospital Home Care; and Dr. Bill Michaels of MediCall.
  • July 27 - “Sunset Plans: How to Prepare and Plan for ‘End of Life,’” panel discussion with Dr. Martha Holstein, gerontologist at Loyola University; Rose Lewandowski, nurse manager at Hospice Northeast Illinois; and Nancy Durbin, director of nursing at Advocate Health Care’s Parish Nurse Ministry.
  • Aug. 3 - “How to Talk to Your Doctor – and Your Parents’ Doctor,” featuring Dr. Roger Weiss, medical director at Alexian Brothers Healthcare.

For information about event registration and sponsorship, email NAWFC(at)ASilverConnection(dot)com or call 847-462-8266.

About the NAWFC
The National Alliance for Working Family Caregivers is an Illinois not-for-profit foundation dedicated to supporting the growing number of adult children in the United States who are caring for elderly parents or other loved ones. Programs include community education and access to high-level experts in the field of aging. To learn more, visit http://www.NAWFC.org or call 847-462-8266.

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