Aging (Parents):101 is a new forum designed to help people discover options for assisting their loved ones. Aging (Parents):101 provides a bit of a roadmap for aging! Join us Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Freeport Performing Arts Center. Get tickets online at Brown Bag Tickets or click here for an  Aging 101 mail registration

Aging 101 sponsors  opportunities are available, including table sponsors for our lunch roundtables. Give me a call if you want more information (Deborah McLean, 207-232-7847). Many thanks to MidCoast/Parkview Health for joining us as a Gold Sponsor for Aging (Parents):101.

We’ll start our day with coffee and sign-in at 8 a.m. Speakers kick off at 9 a.m. with Dr. Marilyn Gugliucci, the director of the geriatric program at UNE and a doctor who has changed the words we use around aging with her research.

Three more speakers follow:

  • attorneys MaryKathryn Brennan and Smilie Rogers will talk about Paying for Aging: the difference between Medicare and Medicaid/MaineCare, LTC and private pay, and other means of payment for senior living. See more about Brennan & Rogers.
  • Dr. Carl DeMars, Senior Medical Director of Ambulatory Care at Mid Coast-Parkview Health and the Medical Director of CHANS Home Health & Hospice, will talk about Critical Conversations. How do you start and continue those crucial conversations around serious illness, future care, end-of-life, even driving?
  • lunch break
  • Kathy Adams from  Maine CITE  will talk about available tech tools that help people stay home, and what might be coming down the pike in technology.

Lunch (included) will feature designated lunch table sessions with resource experts. People can talk about what worked for them or ask questions of other people in the trenches as they eat. Tables will focus on discussions like dementia care, respite, senior travel, home care, emergency management, advocating for seniors and other topics. Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Freeport.The first 50 people to register will receive copies of “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande.

You can buy tickets for Aging (Parents):101 through  Aging 101 mail registration or by clicking here: