2021 Events

Upcoming Series Events

Keeping you informed with information and resources is very important to us. We invite you to take advantage of our events, as we work to provide a variety of topics with tips to help you discover how to live your best life.

Check out our 2021 events and register to attend, for free. Hope to see you there!

If there is an event you missed or want to re-watch, click on the “Watch the Video” button under each month/topic.

January 2021

Get Resources for: Surviving a Pandemic

Thursday, January 14 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am (EST)

There is no doubt the entire world has made plenty of adjustments over the last year b/c of the pandemic.  Many of us are feeling overwhelmed, lonely, are dealing with job loss, sick family members, and even the deaths of friends and loved ones.  We are disconnected from our daily or weekly routines and annual traditions.  If you are looking for the light at the end of a very long tunnel-or just a few coping methods and tips about how to stay connected and sane during this difficult time, you do not want to miss January’s Indy Senior Living Series.

Featured Panelists
Sharon Cady, MSW/Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Pastor Steven Thompson, Lead Pastor at God’s Grace Community Church
Pastor Mike Schultz, Campus and Community Connections Pastor at Trinity Church
Danny Waddle, LMHC, LCAC, ACHE
Manager Behavioral Health
St. Vincent Stress Center

February 2021

Resources for: Scams in 2021

February 11 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am (EST)

February’s Indianapolis Senior Living Series focuses on protecting what is yours. We all know that scammers constantly target older folks and it has gotten worse since the pandemic. Our panelists will offer ideas on making sure you and your loved ones are safeguarded from scams. Hear from law enforcement, Central Indiana Area on Aging (CICOA), and other industry experts on how to reduce your risk of falling victim to a scam. You will be amazed as to what scammers are up to these days.

March 2021

Resources for: Social Distancing & Staying Connected

March 11th | 10:00 am – 11:30 am (EST)

Times have certainly changed drastically over the past year. By now, we have all settled into a lifestyle that some of us could have never imagined. Depression, anxiety, domestic abuse, and suicide numbers have skyrocketed. What are you doing to be sure you do not succumb to the statistics since the pandemic was announced last year? With spring on the horizon and an approved vaccine it is easy for us to see the light at the end of the tunnel. How can we continue to stay safe and begin to interact again? Hear from local community centers as they explain programs their companies have rolled out to foster community and also keep everyone as safe as possible. (Speakers: Heritage Place representative, Lev Rothenberg JCC, Cindy Schembre PrimeLife)

April 2021

Resources for: Affording Life After Retirement

April 8 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am (EST)

How much money do I need for retirement? The answer is, “It depends.” It depends on a lot of things-How do I want to live after retirement? What things will I want to do, what places will I want to visit? Where will I live? How much will the cost of living be when I retire? The answer to this question varies from person to person. Many of us are lucky to have pensions, disability pay, or retirement accounts, while others must depend solely on savings, retirement accounts, and other assets like real estate. Regardless of how and when you retire, it is important to think about it and plan early. This will alleviate stress so that retirement is relaxing and maybe even a time when you explore all the places and things you have been waiting years for! Join us for the Indy Senior Living Series this month where we will talk to industry experts about planning for retirement with a customized plan that fits our specific plan.

May 2020

Resources for: Selling Real Estate to Investors

May 13th | 10:00 am – 11:30 am (EST)

Real Estate 101: Buy low, sell high. Sure, this is the ideal way to make your real estate investment work best for you, but what if you need to cash out quickly? There is a buyer for you and just about anything you have to sell-including real estate…at the right price. In May, we will be talking about how to cash out of your real estate investments quickly and why this may or may not be the best option for you and your family members.

June 2021

Resources for: Hoarders (Asking for a Friend)

June 10 |10:00-11:30 a.m. EST

One of the most overused buzz terms recently is “hoarder.” However, there may be truth to the phrase for some of us. Did you know that storage facilities are the fastest growing segment of the commercial real estate industry, according to New York Times Magazine? We do not like to get rid of our things even though Psychology Today says that de-cluttering is energizing and reduces anxiety. Hoarding causes depression and anxiety. It can also cause tension in our most intimate relationships.

July 2021

Resources for: Downsizing, Rightsizing, & Aging in Place

July 8 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am (EST)

Aging in place does not necessarily mean you stay in the home you raised your family in. Aging in place is aging in the place that is right for you. Whether you plan to age in the house you have lived in for 10, 20, 30+ years or plan to downsize into something lower maintenance, our panelists will explain your options. The most important thing is to plan early and communicate your wishes to the necessary people in your life. We will talk about this and more in July! (Speakers: Sara McCord, Patrick Broccolo, CICOA)

August 2021

Resources for: Planning My Escape (ahem…Estate)

August 12 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am (EST)

Speakers, Tom Gerrity, Kate Horrigan, and Tom Henderich will explain money management strategies so that you and your loved ones’ assets are protected. Ask about the fine print in long term care plans, whether funeral pre-planning is necessary, or what happens if your money runs out before you do. Learn ways to continue (or start) to save and invest in ways that match your financial and legacy goals.

September 2021

Resources for: The Connection Between Exercise & Relaxation

September 9 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am (EST)

Can you remember a time when you left a gym or yoga studio after a workout and felt worse than when you walked in? Unless you injured yourself, I bet the answer is a resounding “no.” The reason is that when we move our bodies, we feel better b/c our bodies are made to move! According to an article from the Mayo Clinic, regular exercise can help prevent health conditions like stroke, type 2 diabetes, anxiety, arthritis, and reduce risk of falls among other things. There are plenty of (inexpensive) exercise options and facilities in Indianapolis, including the YMCA, several Yoga studios, massage, and meditation facilities. Hear about the importance of movement at every age and some local resources to get you moving at the next Indy Senior Living Series!

October 2021

Resources for: Caring for Aging Loved Ones

October 14 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am (EST)

Being a caretaker certainly has its rewarding moments…and it is also exhausting. But as the old saying goes, “care for yourself first so you are able to care for others.” There are plenty of ways to find relief if you are caring a loved one and need a break to run errands, travel, or simply take time to relax. Respite apartments exist in many senior communities all around the city-this is a great way to explore care options on a more permanent level, too. There also adult day care centers that do a wonderful job caring for your loved ones, including Joy’s House and other local options.

November 2021

Resources for: Surviving the Holidays

November 11 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am (EST)

The holidays are here again! Soon, if not already, holiday décor will fill the stores and people will begin to hang lights, put up trees, and the stores will be packed with shoppers looking for just the right present for their loved ones. Does the thought of any of this make you cringe or are you the type that gets excited this time of year? Whatever your traditions or plans are for the holiday season, Indy Senior Living Series panelists want to help make the season more manageable. Join our host, Lisa Treadwell, owner of Indy Real Estate Experts and some of her favorite helping hands around holiday time. (Panelists: Tiffany Wesseler, Eagledale Florist, more to be determined-organizer, professional shopper, decorator, etc)

December 2021

Resources for: All Things Legal (Legal Bingo)

December 9 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am (EST)

The dumbest questions are the ones you do not ask! Not to worry, though, b/c we are answering all of your legal questions at legal bingo this month during the Indy Senior Living Series, presented by Downsizing Indy and sponsored by (list sponsors here).

Bingo Callers include local legal experts who specialize in the areas of estate and Medicare planning VA Aide and Attendance, Medicaid, and Elder Law, Jeff Stinson, Stinson Law Firm, and Miranda Richard, Miranda Richard Law Firm

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