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How to Be Your Own Best Advocate When Talking to Your Doctor

Wednesday 06/20/2018 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Highland Park Country Club
1201 Park Avenue West, Highland Park, IL 60035

Wise and Well Community Education Program Series*
Presented by Family Service of Lake County and the Highland Park Senior Center

Wednesdays: May 16, June 20, and July 18, 2018

May 16th: How to Avoid Senior Scams and Financial Exploitation
Financial fraud is the fastest growing form of elder abuse. Staying alert and knowing where to report financial exploitation can help stop scammers from claiming more victims. Protect yourself. Do not miss this informative program. Speakers: Amy Kahhat, Vice President Retail Banking, & Tricia Poisson, Assistant Vice President Branch Operations, First Bank of Highland Park

June 20th: How to Be Your Own Best Advocate When Talking to Your Doctor
How can you advocate for yourself and your loved ones? What community resources, including gerontologists and geriatric care managers, can help you navigate through the medical community? What defines a hospitalist and what defines admittance to the hospital as an inpatient or as observation status? Speaker: Julie Fohrman, Gerontologist and Principal, North Shore Geriatric Care
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July 18th: Paying for Long-Term Care: What You Need to Know
Since Medicare does not pay for it all, what are your long-term care options to maximize a person’s quality of life? What about Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care insurance and personal care contracts? Speaker: Kathryn C. Casey, Elder Law Attorney, Dutton Casey & Mesoloras - Chicago

Program Schedule:
12:30 PM Meet the Speaker, Registration, Refreshments
1:00 PM Program
2:00 PM Questions & Answers

*These programs are presented at no charge as a service to the community.
Advance registration is preferred but not necessary. Walk-ins are welcome.
Sponsored by Sunrise Living of Highland Park.

To register in advance and for more information, please contact:
Linda Magad, Family Service of Lake County, 847-432-4981x110, lmagad@famservice.org

Jennifer Aiello, Highland Park Senior Center, 847-926-1868, jaiello@cityhpil.com


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