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AGES Free "Options for Our Aging World Family & Caregiver Resource Fair" Offers Senior Care Services & Support for Families & Caregivers

Written by Allison Gayne  |  07. May 2013

Port Washington, NY - The Association of Generational Experts for Seniors (AGES) is hosting its first FREE "Options For Our Aging World Family & Caregiver Resource Fair" on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Lutheran Church of Our Savior, located at 12 Franklin Avenue in Port Washington, NY. Taking place from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., this comprehensive event will provide caregivers managing the health and well being of today’s seniors with a one-stop-forum for gathering vital information, products and services to help support senior care, wellness and quality of life.

"In today’s world of longer life expectancies, having the tools, knowledge and services for supporting senior health and quality lifestyles has become that much more paramount, especially with more insurance companies putting more emphasis on proactive health and wellness," says Rita Medaglio Barrera, AGES Chairperson. "As we enjoy the benefits of our seniors living longer, many families, especially those of the sandwich generation, are becoming caregivers or are in need of professional care for their beloved seniors. Our ‘Options For Our Aging World Family & Caregiver Resource Fair’ is designed to bring helpful tools, resources and expert professionals under one umbrella and to support the many families and caregivers who are actively working to ensure senior care and wellness for our aging community."

Kicking off the event will be Keynote Speaker and Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman, who will discuss the Town of North Hempstead’s Project Independence program, which brings together local health care providers, human service agencies, social, educational and recreational programs, as well as local businesses to supports seniors who need assistance in order to remain in theirs homes.

"The goals and objectives of what the AGES Resource Fair looks to accomplish for seniors is clearly in line with those of our very own Project Independence program in North Hempstead," says Supervisor Kaiman. "Project Independence encourages seniors to ‘age in place’ by offering them nursing services, educational programs, social and recreational activities and more. The great exhibitors at this fair clearly reflect our vision for senior life in North Hempstead."

Throughout the fair, attendees will meet with more than 50 senior healthcare service and product providers that play an integral role in supporting individuals who are responsible for managing senior day-to-day health and wellness. In addition, there will be a series of free interactive workshops relating to relevant senior care issues and concerns that will be led by top senior care industry professionals that include Brandywine Senior Living at Huntington Terrace, Law Offices of Ann-Margaret Carrozza, North Shore/LIJ’s Circle of Care, Seniors Real Estate Specialists of Laffey Fine Homes, Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation, CitiBank Personal Banking of Smithhaven and many more. Among the many seminars scheduled are: In Home Medical Care, In Home Services that will include Senior Driving Safety, Options for Assistance in Daily Living, Medicaid Planning and End Of Life Issues, Financial and Insurance Planning Options, Not-For-Profit Services, Rehabilitation and Medical Services, and Home Remodeling and Relocation Services.

Exhibitor opportunities are still available. Tables start at $250.00 and are $125.00 per table for not-for-profits. Anyone interested in registering as an exhibitor or seeking further information about this Resource Fair can contact 516-536-3661 or 631-981-9011, email expo2013@agesresourcenetwork.com or visit www.agesresourcenetwork.com. The Association of Generational Experts for Seniors (AGES) is an independent network of highly qualified, caring and knowledgeable professionals from family and senior related fields. AGES has been created in the New York Metropolitan area for the purpose of addressing the needs and challenges that face many families today. Working within a cohesive resource team that addresses the concerns and needs of today’s senior citizens and "sandwiched" generation (adult children caregivers), AGES members apply their personal skill-sets to help guide seniors and family caregivers toward an improved quality of life. For more information, please visit wwww.agesresourcenetwork.com.

 

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