Watch the 12 videos from the 2020 Indy Senior Living Series
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.
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Get Resources for: Living to Be 100
Thursday, January 9th | 10:00 am – 11:30 am (EST)
Join us as we kick off the 2020 Indy Senior Living Series with an overview of what it looks like to enjoy life to the fullest…at any age. We’ll talk about proven resources available to stay young, healthy, and loving life and what it might look like to live to 100…or even longer.
Get Resources for: Finding Senior Living
Thursday, February 13th | 10:00 am – 11:30 am (EST)
Cut through the noise and reduce your risk of picking the wrong senior living community. Our expert panelists will help you understand the benefits and/or pitfalls of a retirement care system that guides residences through a comprehensive array of health services spanning all levels and intensity of care.
Dave Holder, Assisted Living Locators
Shawn Gann, Sycamore Reserve
Adam Brown, Seniors Guide
Tracy Pope, Westminster Village North
Erin Shouse, Heritage Woods of Noblesville
Get Resources for: Tax, Financial, & Legal Information for Seniors
Thursday, March 12th | 10:00 am – 11:30 am (EST)
Estate planning is essential – assuring that your wishes are met and legacy preserved. This 90-minute panel event features expert panelists who will share the vital things you must know about living, dying, and leaving a legacy on your terms.
Greg Haney, Whitinger & Company LLC
Miranda Richard, Dillman Law Group
Tom Hedderich, Hallmark Home Mortgage
Get Resources for: Downsizing, Rightsizing, & Simplifying
Thursday, April 9th | 10:00 am – 11:30 am (EST)
Most of us accumulate a lot of “stuff”, over the years. There will come a time when you or your heirs will need to deal with it. Learn simple strategies that you can implement (over time) to organize your belongings and gain back some of the space you’ve been missing.
Michelle Shank, Downsizing Indy
Jack Christy, Christys of Indiana
Patrick Cummings, Jdog Junk Removal & Hauling
Jess Pittman-Bidwell, Flipside Estate & Consignment Concierge
Johna Cripe, Harmony Senior Relocation Services
Nicky Corder, Harmony Senior Relocation Services
Get Resources for: Selling the Family Home
Thursday, May 14th | 10:00 am – 11:30 am (EST)
What you need to know selling your home post-COVID-19.
Lisa Treadwell, Downsizing Indy
Rachel Parks, Security Title Services
Matt Davis, Caliber Home Loans
Get Resources for: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors
Thursday, June 11th | 10:00 am – 11:30 am (EST)
Is dementia preventable or curable? This has become a hot topic as well as a controversial one. Our presenter will share information gleaned from preventative studies about a delayed onset as well as a possibility for a cure.
Unlike our typical meetings with a panel of experts, we will be hearing from an Indiana Chapter Alzheimer’s Association educator during June’s meeting.
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.
Get Resources for: Avoiding Homeowner Scams
Thursday, July 9th | 10:00 am – 11:30 am (EST)
Hear from law enforcement and industry expert on how to reduce your risk of falling victim to a scam. You’ll be amazed as to what the con artists are up to.
Joseph J. De St Jean, U.S. Postal Inspection Service
Tauhric Brown, CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions
Marcy Ralston, FBI Agent
Get Resources for: Living, Dying, & Leaving a Legacy
Thursday, August 13th | 10:00 am – 11:30 am (EST)
One of the most important things you can do is to have your affairs in order. Learn: How a will differs from a trust and which is right for you, how does preplanning a funeral work and why you should plan your own funeral as well as learn about a legacy video and how to make one.
Jeff Stinson, Stinson Law Firm
Kate Horrigan, Indiana Funeral Care
Misty Pfanz, Folklore Productions
Resources for: 55+ Active Adult Living
Thursday, September 10th | 10:00 am – 11:30 am (EST)
As we age, many of us feel a need to pursue new outlets and activities that keep us fresh and happy. For some, being active in the community and jumping into community service can play a part in that.
Cindy Schemberger, Primelife Enrichment
Resources for: Long-Term Care & Hospice
Thursday, October 8th | 10:00 am – 11:30 am (EST)
Longterm care and hospice are not topics we typically talk about while sitting around the dining table with our loved ones, however, they are very real and necessary conversations that need to take place.
Having tough conversations about our wants and needs helps loved ones plan and implement our wishes when we can no longer express ourselves fully. Too many times family members either struggle to figure out what dying loved ones would have wanted or just make decisions without considering what is best for everyone.
Removing the guesswork when it comes to later in life (or death) decisions, helps loved ones plan and gives them space to heal and grieve without feeling so overwhelmed.
The next Indy Senior Living Series will explain key strategies for later in life planning so that you and your family members can focus on quality time together instead of the details of healthcare and planning. You will not want to miss our panel!
Tim Gerrity, One Midwest Financial Partners
Resources for: Home Health & In-Home Care
Thursday, November 12th | 10:00 am – 11:30 am (EST)
If staying at home is the goal, you’ll leave this seminar well informed about the types of home based care available, who pays for it, and how to best coordinate the process.
Sara McCord, BrightStar Care
Resources for: Downsizing (How Others Have Managed)
Thursday, December 10th | 10:00 am – 11:30 am (EST)
During this 90-minute panel event, we’re gathering together folks who’ve already gone through the downsizing process. They’ll explain the mistakes they’ve made, tricks they’ve learned, and what you can expect. Hear real life downsizing experiences from real Downsizing Indy clients.
Nancy and Jerry Brooke”
Lois Dillon, Resident at Westminster Village
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