Area Community Events Calendar
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Speaking Dementia: Neuroscience-informed Communication and Care Strategies for Dementia Caregiving Success
Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 11:00 a.m.
Presented by Dr. Sherrie All, PhD, international speaker, writer, licensed clinical neuro-rehabilitation psychologist, brain health expert and director of the Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness
Caring for a person with dementia requires learning and practicing a host of new skills. Some skills we develop implicitly and some need to be taught. When care partners know more about how the brain works (or doesn’t work in dementia) they can better navigate the communication and care challenges unique to dementia care. Dr. Sherrie All, a dementia care expert and licensed clinical neuropsychologist, will share with you her neuroscience-informed, best-practices for improving your communication and care strategies to help you be more successful day-to-day.
Advanced Planning for Life: Wills, Trusts, POAs (Powers of Attorney), Advanced Directives
Monday, September 27, 2021, 10:00 a.m.
Mature life planning considers an individual’s health status, financial security, and legal needs while managing the aging process. Join NightingaleNJ to learn how a proactive, interdisciplinary approach to the aging process can help maximize one’s quality of life. Gain insight and hear expert advice from an eldercare navigator, wealth manager, and elder law attorney.
Community and Safety Technology in the New Normal
Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 10:00 a.m.
Presented by Cara Willis, LSW, Director of Social Work at Greenwood House Senior Healthcare in Ewing, NJ
In order to navigate the ever-changing healthcare landscape, this discussion will focus on ensuring connections are maintained through technology. New technology can enhance the lives of older adults and their caregivers. We will discuss technologies such as:
- Phones that are user-friendly for older adults
- Orientation tools such as digital clocks with day/time
- Digital frames that families can use to remotely upload photos, videos, and personal messages
- Safety technology such as cameras for supervision
- Varied fall/life alert systems
Please register by Tuesday, September 21
Fall Friendsgiving Mobility Equipmemt Drive
Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 11:00 a.m.
Facilitated by Sheli Monacchio, senior vice president of business development at Mobility Doctor
Here is an opportunity to help support someone in need of mobility equipment. Check your storage areas for: power wheelchairs, rollator walkers, two-wheel standard walkers, and power mobility scooters. All equipment will be donated to Mobility Doctor for their Veteran and Community Promise Program that provides mobility equipment to those in need.
VERY GENTLY USED, CLEAN AND WORKING EQUIPMENT ONLY. If you are unsure if your equipment is appropriate, call the Mobility Concierge at 609.759.1261 to discuss before the event.
Medicare vs Medicaid: What are the Differences and When Am I Eligible
Thursday, October 21, 2021, 10:00 a.m.
Presented by Shana Siegel, Esq., CELA, and Lori Kayne, geriatric care coordinator, MSW, LSW, C-ASWCM of Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
This presentation will provide a comprehensive breakdown on approaching the various issues that arise as one reaches retirement age and begins thinking about paying for medical care in the future. You will learn:
- The differences between the two types of health coverage
- The eligibility requirements for each type of health coverage
- How to pay for quality care without spending all your assets if a loved one has significant health issues
Advanced Planning for Life: Utilizing a POLST (Practitioners Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) to Ensure Your Life Decisions are Followed
Monday, October 25, 2021, 10:00 a.m.
This workshop takes an in-depth look at what a POLST (Practitioner Orders For Life-Sustaining Treatment) is and who should consider implementing one. During this timely and informative workshop NightingaleNJ Eldercare Navigators will expertly cover the differences between a POLST, advance directive, and an out-of-hospital DNR; specific details relating to New Jersey POLSTs; and the necessary steps and information needed to ensure a valid POLST.
Legal Planning With a Dementia Diagnosis
Thursday, November 11, 2021, 10:00 a.m.
Not all planning is created equal. Learn what you need to know when planning legal and financial strategies for a loved one with a dementia diagnosis.
Please register for this informative event.
Advanced Planning for Life: The Talk of a Lifetime
Monday, November 22, 2021, 10:00 a.m.
Mature life planning considers an individual’s health status, financial security, and legal needs while managing the aging process. Join NightingaleNJ to learn how a proactive, interdisciplinary approach to the aging process can help maximize one’s quality of life.