Plan for Long Term Care Now

Posted March 31, 2007
Today I had a tour cancel - so while I am sad that I am not showing a family some assisted living options as planned, I am happy to have some catch up time.  Its been a long while since I posted.  There have been a few caregiver conferences and even a trip to Vegas for my birthday, but now I am back. Earlier this week, I attended a seminar given by Terry Savage .  It was fantastic.  I immediately sent a link to her website to my father for him to check out.  I was looking at it today ...
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If only we could have moved him sooner!

Posted March 19, 2007
"My grandpa moved in last Thursday and is loving it.  He says they treat him like a king.  If only we could have convinced him of that sooner." I just received this email from a granddaughter I was working with over the past few months.  It was a long hard road to get the whole family on board.  In fact, it was one of the daughters who was holding on to the idea of having her father stay in his home more than the man himself.  He was tired of caring for the big house.  Plus, it had lots of ...
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Address of Terry Savage Event

Posted March 14, 2007
I woke up and realized that although I linked to the website for the Hallmark, I never put their address in the post!2960 N. Lake Shore DriveChicago, IL  60657 Complimentary valet parking is available for the event.
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How much MONEY do you need to retire?

Posted March 13, 2007
Terry Savage is a nationally known expert on personal finance and a regular television commentator on CNN, CNBC, PBS, and NBC on issues related to investing and financial markets. She is the nationally syndicated Chicago Sun-Times personal finance columnist. Her fourth book was published in June, 2005: The Savage Number: How Much Money Do You Need to Retire? Terry offers advice ranging from investments to withdrawal calculations to long term care insurance --to make sure your money lasts as long as you do!  (I got this information from her website which you can link to by clicking on her name ...
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Senior Housing Options in Chicago

Posted March 12, 2007
Recently I put up a post about a caregiving conference coming up on March 27th.  You can click on the conference link in this post to read all about it. What I forgot to mention was that *I* am going to be there presenting on senior living and assisted living options for seniors in Chicago! See you there!
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Conference on Aging Afterwards

Posted March 12, 2007
I really did mean to update the blog after every day of the conference.  But I was so tired. I helped coordinate local seniors that volunteered to help the attendees find their way around the hotel(s) and Chicago.  They manned their posts in shifts from 7am until 5pm and I got to meet some really cool seniors in the process that love to volunteer. When I wasn't helping them get set, check in, answer a question or check out, I got to sit in on some of the sessions.  The book that listed them all was so huge it was ...
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Conference on Aging

Posted March 5, 2007
They are setting up.... today I went to the Sheraton to check in and assist the 'senior' volunteers that we signed up.  They helped us put together the bags that each attendee will receive, complete with the conference guide which is as big as a phone book.  I can't wait to go through it and find some interesting things to attend.  There are so many, the hard part is going to be deciding which ones to go to and man my post at the volunteer check desk.  If you are attending, stop by and say hello Almost 4000 people are ...
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Veteran Benefit on the News

Posted March 3, 2007
Last week NBC Nightly News did a short piece on the "underused" Veterans Benefit that I wrote about last month.  Here is the piece below: A little-known veterans benefit can really help Some 143,000 veterans or surviving spouses receive a benefit to assist with their elder care, but as NBC's Anne Thompson reports, hundreds of thousands more may be eligible. Click on reports to read or watch the actual clip.
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Brown Bag Lunch Series for Caregivers

Posted March 1, 2007
If you work in the LOOP and you are caring for, or helping out an older adult when you are not working this is for YOU! The Chicago Department on Aging is hosting an ongoing "Brown Bag Lunch Series" that will be held the 3rd Friday of every month at their office downtown.  So bring your lunch and spend an hour with the people who can educate you about the issues you are dealing with and can help and connect you with the resources you need. The next meeting is Friday March 16th and the topic is a good one! ...
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