55 + Resource Fair – Saturday, March 9th
Save the date for the 55 + Resource Fair coming up Saturday, March 9th, 9:30 AM—2:30 PM. The goal of the event is to have one convenient place for people to come and get information about services, programs, and activities tailored to the 55 and over age group. Representatives and information about government and other non-profit services, local transportation options, medical services, products, support groups, public safety, legal and financial services, senior living options, health and wellness, volunteer opportunities and more can all be found at this resource event. Whether you are gathering information for your own current needs, planning for your future, or needing help supporting a family member, this event is a great “one stop shop”.
A complimentary lunch of chicken salad sandwich on croissant, chips, fruit salad and a cookie will be served between 11:00 and 1:00, thanks to the support of our 2024 sponsors: Island Senior Resources, ACCA – American Cremation & Casket Alliance, IRG Physical Therapy, Edward Jones-Jared Johnson, Family Resource Home Care, Heritage Bank, Camano Kerri-North48 Real Estate, Stanwood Hearing, Good Knight Homes-Brooke Knight Real Estate Broker, Eden Health, Snow Goose Transit, Gilbertson Funeral Home, Vidor & Associates, and Homewatch CareGivers.
There will be four presentations during the day on the following special topics:
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Jerri Wood, Community Outreach Manager, Alzheimer’s Association
For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science can provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.
Aging Mastery Program (AMP) Overview
Aging Mastery is a comprehensive 10-week course and fun approach to living that celebrates the gift of longevity. Central to the Aging Mastery philosophy is the belief that modest lifestyle changes can produce big results and that people can be empowered to cultivate health and longevity. This short presentation will give you a basic overview of AMP and offer options to further your involvement through our in-person AMP class or self-directed AMP Kit.
Navigating the Aging Journey: Local Programs and Support Services
Nikki Turner, Program Specialist, Aging & Disability Resources Program, NWRC
Stacy Malone Miller, Hope Navigator, Community Programs Supervisor, NWRC
Learn about what resources are available locally to support your independence, dignity, and health as you age. This overview will include information on accessing in-home care services, State-wide Long Term Care (LTC) Programs, Family Caregiver Support Program, Dementia Support Program, tools for comparing and choosing a Long Term Care setting and how to connect with your local Aging and Disability Resource Specialist for help with a wide variety of information and assistance. There will also be time for questions and discussion.
Important Legal Issues Affecting You and Your Family as You Age
James Dolan, Elder Law Attorney, Jones Butler Dolan, PS
This overview on Estate Planning, Wills, Power of Attorney, Directives, Guardianships, Special Needs Trusts, Medicaid and more will help you in planning for your future.
Mark your calendars for this fun, free and informative day in March. It’s a great way to get connected!
606 Arrowhead Road, Camano, WA, USA