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Events and Fair For Those Who Care
July 12-14, 2011
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Tuesday, July 12 10am-3pm in the Founders Room
Exhibits and displays from 16+ groups of interest to seniors and caregivers
List of Participants
Two Big Choices:
Downsize or Get that Reverse Mortgage.
Tuesday, July 12, 7pm–9pm in the Founders Room
Downsizing without a Breakdown
Deborah Erwin --Ultimate Moves
Deborah will tell us how downsizing can be a very positive endeavor. She will discuss the six points that she and her associate, Donna Robbins, use in deciding what to take when you are making a move and how to downsize without a breakdown.
Reverse Mortgages...The Facts and Myths Explained
Lisa Fonarow and Shayne Alaniz
--All California Mortgage
There are many misconceptions surrounding this product. When it first came out many years ago it was not that attractive, but it is now regulated and sold in the secondary market…with many favorable options. Find out about the pros and cons of this financial instrument as simply “one option” for retirement planning.
Lisa Fonarow is a Bay Area native who graduated magna cum laude from St. Mary's College in 1983 earning a degree in business and economics. In 1992, Lisa helped establish All California Mortgage, Inc. with her husband, Bruce. Today, Lisa helps oversee the continual process of researching the most favorable loan products in the ever-changing mortgage industry.
Shayne Alanez, a Bay Area native, was born and raised in Mill Valley. She graduated from Arizona State University, College of Business - a top-tier program while earning a degree in Marketing. Shayne began her career in the mortgage industry as a loan processor with All California Mortgage, and was asked to become a full partner in 2006. Shayne's knowledge of every aspect of the mortgage lending field is invaluable.
Being an Effective Healthcare Advocate—for Yourself and Others
Wednesday, July 13 10am-11:30am
in the Founders Room
Redwing Keyssar, RN, BA, Director
Gwen Harris, MA, CCM, FT, Care Manager
Palliative Care Program, Seniors At Home,
a division of Jewish Family & Children’s Services
(a non-sectarian agency)
Whether you are managing your own care or a loved one’s, navigating the complex healthcare system is challenging. It can be difficult to absorb medical information and consider all of the decisions that need to be made. You can improve quality of care by effectively advocating for your needs. At this presentation, you’ll learn to: assess and prioritize needs; communicate effectively; and create a personalized advance directive for healthcare.
New Programs and New Funding for Senior Transportation in Marin
Wednesday, July 13, 2pm-3:30pm
in the Founders Room
Joe O’Hehir, CEO of Whistlestop Wheels
Jon Gaffney, Director of Whistlestop Wheels
Jeff Maltz, President, Silver Ride
Program directors will tell you about volunteer driver programs, new liberalized qualification for riding paratransit vehicles, taxi subsidies and other ways to get around Marin.
You named your kids as Trustees—
Are they ready?—
and other Legal Topics
Wednesday, July 13, 7pm–9pm in the Founders Room
Elder Law Attorney, Patricia Tobin
This is a presentation especially for those who have already done their wills and trusts—or at least meant to---and need to know the next steps.
Nationally known attorney, Patricia Tobin, will talk about what happens legally when the Trustors die or beome disabled, why your attorney should NOT draft a health care power of attorney for you, two-generation planning, and how to “ Start the Conversation” about family issues: expectations, responsibility, inheritance.
Attorney Patricia Tobin is a graduate of Cornell Law School and one of 100 nationally selected Fellows of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. For six consecutive years, (2006-2011) she was selected by a vote of her peers as a “San Francisco Bay Area SuperLawyer”. She practices in Corte Madera.
Nutrition for Seniors
Thursday, July 14, 11am-noon in the Founders Room
Sharon Meyer, Nutritionist
Food has a huge impact on our lives affecting us emotionally and physically. It affects brain function, energy levels, strength, and genetic expression. Some foods are associated with inflammation and pain. Are you eating the right foods? Are you taking the right supplements? Sharon Meyer has lectured around the world and now works in the Bay Area. She is a certified Nutrition Consultant, a member of the AANC, and a Cordon Bleu cook.
Aging In Place
Thursday, July 14, 2pm- 4pm in the Founders Room
Marin Center for Independent Living
Kathleen Woodcock, Director of Community Resources, MCIL, will moderate a panel of experts who will offer suggestions on helping older adults live independently in the community. Q & A will follow the presentation.
- Roland Rouda, MCIL, Assistive Technology. Customizing your home for safety and accessibility
- Deborah January, Daughter of MCIL client. Making your home accessible for your elderly parent
- Eli Gelardin, Executive Director, MCIL. Personal Care Registry
- Sally Walker ,MCIL caregiver
- Suzanne Ogbu, MCIL Registry Coordinator. Quickmatch - MCIL’s web-based care giver registry
- Brian Addington, MCIL Board of Directors/ First VP – BofA/Merrill Lynch. Estate Planning – Is your estate in order?
- Janette Young, Young and Associates, Trust and Fiduciary Services.
The role of a fiduciary and when a fiduciary can help you
- Leslie Whiting, President and Founder, Long Term Care Options.
Long Term Care Insurance - Necessity or Luxury?
- Millie Anderson, Marketing Director, Aegis in Corte Madera - providing both long-term assisted living and Alzheimer’s care http://cortemadera.aegisliving.com/
- Tony Williams, Marketing Director, The Redwoods in Mill Valley - offering rental options, four unique levels of care, and varied social programs www.theredwoods.org
- Nancy Martin, Marketing Director, The Tamalpais in Greenbrae- an accredited life care community with one-time entrance fee and ongoing monthly fees
- Trish Hibben, Board Member, Marin Village - a new concept in at-home support: providing referrals to a screened network of agencies and service providers, as well as social programs for a monthly fee