The Nanticoke Parkinson's Education and Support Group and a number of cosponsors will host a free Aging in Place community forum from 1 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 4, at Heritage Shores Clubhouse in Bridgeville. Five speakers and close to 30 exhibitors will identify what can be done to help seniors stay in their homes longer. The program is designed to help seniors and their adult children identify things that can be done well before a crisis occurs, and ideas that might help prevent a crisis caused by unsafe conditions around the house.
The forum moderator will be Steven Rose, president and CEO of Nanticoke Health Services. The opening speaker will be Rita Landgraf, Delaware Health and Social Services secretary. Landgraf will talk about "How State Programs and the Affordable Care Act Support Aging in Place." Other speakers include representatives from Peninsula Home Care, Christiana Care Visiting Nurses Association, Procino-Wells and Woodland Law Firm, and a physical fitness instructor.
The program will occur in three stages. It begins with a 45-minute period for attendees to visit and talk with the exhibitors. Then there will be a two-hour period in the ballroom to hear the five speakers each speak for 20 minutes, including a question-and-answer period. The program will conclude with a second 45-minute period to visit exhibitors. Those interested in exhibiting should call Tara Trout at 303-629-6611, Ext. 3815.
The Nanticoke Parkinson's Education and Support Group is a group of people with Parkinson's and their caregivers. It meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month in St. John's Methodist Church, 300 North Pine St. in Seaford. The monthly meetings normally involve small-group discussions or a guest speaker. There is also extensive free information available about Parkinson's at each meeting. People with Parkinson's and/or their caregivers are invited to attend the group meetings. For more information about the community forum or the Parkinson's Support Group meetings, call Dennis Leebel, 302-644-3465.