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Name of Event
65 Candles Educational Series
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Tuesdays for five weeks from August 27 through September 24, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
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Otsego County Commission on Aging Research & Volunteer Coordinator Eileen Godek [email protected] (989) 748-4065 August 12, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCCOA announces 65 Candles educational series! Otsego County Commission on Aging Executive Director Dona Wishart announced that the commission is rolling out a new five-week educational series, 65 Candles, which will run every Tuesday night from August 27 through September 24. The meetings are scheduled from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the University Center Gaylord and will be facilitated by the commission’s Sarah Skowronski, LLMSW. The first topic to be presented on August 27 is “Financial Wellness.” Guest Speaker Bill Forreider is a local financial advisor and SIPC member and will help participants learn how to plan for their financial security in consideration for a long life.
The second meeting, “Medicare and Beyond” is scheduled for September 3. Medicare counselor Susan Bowen will be the guest speaker and will help participants learn how to maximize their coverage benefits. “Personal Rights” is the topic on September 10 and will feature Attorney Douglas Chalgian from Chalgian and Tripp Law Offices, PLLC. Meeting participants can expect to learn about their personal rights from Chalgian as well as how they might help others. “Transitional Care” will be the topic on September 17 and will feature Charlotte Lundy, RN, who is the coordinator of Ursula House Services. She will address what participants need to know when considering transitional care options. The series will wrap up on September 24 with “Your Action Plan.” Todd Balkema, attorney at law from Jordan Balkema Elder Law Center, will help participants learn what they should know about and consider when setting goals and planning for a long, healthy life. Dona Wishart noted, “People should no longer be surprised by long life.
The eighty-five-year-old-pus age bracket is the fastest growing segment of our population. The wise will attend this series to plan for and reexamine their plans to encompass the probability of living a longer life. She stressed, “The younger generations attending will benefit from listening and learning from our guest speakers and from those attending, in order to establish goals for healthy aging and gathering important information for their life plans.” 65 Candles is funded by grants from the Otsego Community Foundation, Rotary International, Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital, the Dr. Patrick J. McNamara Fund, and the Arbutus Beach JAC Fund. To learn more or to register for the 65 Candles Series, please call the commission at (989) 732-9977 by August 21.