Greatest Generation Educational Forum for Seniors and Caregivers is Announced

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A six-week educational forum for seniors and their caregivers will kick off April 6, 2011 in Evanston with a presentation by Kerry Peck, JD a well known Elder Law Attorney. Five additional sessions follow weekly on Wednesdays at 6:30PM in Evanston, all sponsored by the National Alliance for Working Family Caregivers. The series of sessions are free, but attendees must register in advance.

A six-week educational forum for seniors and their caregivers will kick off April 6, 2011 in Evanston with a presentation by Kerry Peck, JD a well known Elder Law Attorney and entertaining speaker. This first session of "The Greatest Generation Educational Forum" will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Presbyterian Homes in Evanston,IL..

Five additional sessions follow weekly on Wednesdays at the same time and place, all sponsored by the National Alliance for Working Family Caregivers. The series of sessions are free, but attendees must register in advance.

Gail Niksic from ASilverConnection.com an expert on eldercare in the Evanston area has volunteered to help organize the educational forum. Niksic states “the topics of each session will be different and are based on the needs of anyone aging. Adults interested in the aging process should attend as many sessions as they can. People are living longer. As they live longer, they need to be more aware of their needs – especially because of the economic conditions that have affected seniors in so many ways."

Expert speakers at later sessions will address such topics as "How to Pay for Care”, "Elder Law Basics," “Peaceful Resolutions with Family Members”, “How to select Housing, Assisted Living and In-Home Care Providers” and "Communicating with Healthcare Professionals." The sessions are designed to be entertaining and informative, a chance to meet other people in similar circumstances. People who come will want to keep attending and none of the sessions are redundant.

While the week's presentation should be wrapped up by around 8 p.m. each Wednesday, more time has been reserved for those who want to take part in discussion or visit the resource tables. The alliance's plan is to do the six sessions in Evanston through May 11, then take the program to another community.

As the next location is expected to be in a different geographical part of the region, any interested people who live in the Northwest suburbs are encouraged to take advantage of the free sessions. The event is produced by The National Alliance For Working Family Caregivers an Illinois not-for-profit organization; sponsors of the program include, A Silver Connection, Paxem, Inc Senior Move Managers, Traycee Home Care and Presbyterian Homes.

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

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