A FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
“5 Building Blocks for Successful Aging”
By Linda Ziac
May 7, 2018
The Caregiver Resource Center
YOU ARE INVITED
You are invited to attend a complimentary educational program hosted by Bridges by Epoch in Norwalk CT; and presented by Linda Ziac, President of The Caregiver Resource Center, and Thomas Smith, President of Aging Workforce Solutions.
A recurrent theme that we hear from individuals, is that they fear broaching the subject of whether or not an individual is capable of caring for themselves. In addition, once it's clear that the person is in need of assistance, there's often confusion as to what is the best way to proceed.
This is a delicate balancing act, to ensure a person's health and safety, while maintaining their independence and dignity.
Taking A Proactive Approach
While studies show that as we age, most people will remain healthy and function at high levels, it's inevitable that some issues will surface related to our independence. Care often requires a multi-disciplinary approach that encompasses many aspects of life such as healthcare, activities of daily living, transportation, finances, and emotional well being.
To ensure the highest quality of life for the longest time possible, it is crucial that seniors, people with special needs and their loved ones, begin a dialogue to discuss the topic of aging and disability.
This process needs to focus on the person's hopes and desires, short and long term goals, and their abilities and needs; while at the same time establishing a spectrum of resources that will address the person's evolving needs.
The time to plan for your aging is now, while you are still healthy, active and able to make decisions on your own.
“5 BUILDING BLOCKS FOR SUCCESSFUL AGING” WILL FOCUS ON:
1. Understanding the Many Aspects of Aging
2. Talking with Your Loved Ones
3. Ensuring Your Wishes Are Honored
4. Exploring the Spectrum of Care Options
5. Financial Options to Pay for Care
This program is being offered on two different days and times.
- Tuesday, May 15 at 2:00 pm
- Thursday, May 17 at 5:30 pm
Bridges by EPOCH at Norwalk
memory care assisted living community
123 Richards Avenue
Refreshments will be served.
Bridges is extending an offer to you to bring your loved one to enjoy an engaging activity with our residents, while you attend the presentation.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO RSVP:
Call Bridges by EPOCH at Norwalk
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The information in this article is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. This information is not intended to be patient education, does not create any patient provider relationship, and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.
Please consult your health care provider for an appointment, before making any healthcare decisions or for guidance about a specific medical condition.
Linda Ziac is the owner and founder of The Caregiver Resource Center. The Caregiver Resource Center is a division of Employee Assistance Professionals, Inc. which Linda founded in October 1990. The Caregiver Resource Center provides a spectrum of concierge case management and advocacy services for seniors, people with special needs and families.
Linda’s professional career spans more than 40 years in the health and mental health field as a CT Licensed Professional Counselor, CT Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Board Certified Employee Assistance Professional, Board Certified Case Manager, and Board Certified Dementia Practitioner. In addition, Ms. Ziac has 15 years of experience coordinating care for her own parents.
Linda assists seniors, people with special needs and their families; in planning for and implementing ways to allow for the greatest degree of health, safety, independence, and quality of life. Linda meets with individuals and family members to assess their needs, and develop a Care Team, while working with members of the Team to formulate a comprehensive Care Plan (a road map). Once a plan is in place, Linda is available to serve as the point person to monitor and coordinate services, and revise the plan as needed. This role is similar to the conductor of an orchestra; ensuring that there is good communication, teamwork, and that everyone remains focused on the desired goal.