A panel of experts with a focus on ways to keep up with the challenging future of senior care, legal complexities, and family financial dilemmas will be presented on Thursday, January 13, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Walnut Creek Library, 1644 North Broadway. Appetizers, wine and beverages will be served starting at 5:30, with the program beginning at 6pm.
A donation of $25 is requested and includes admission for all members of an individual’s family. Donations will benefit the six community service programs supported by Meals on Wheels by Senior Outreach Services. Please see the MOW services profile, below.
Sandy Warren, MOW Executive Director, will kick off the program, explaining the importance of planning ahead .
• Julie Fiedler, Attorney for Horizon Elder Law & Estate Planning and Registered Nurse,
• Jann Oldenburg, Certified Senior Advisor and Principal of Senior Visionary Services, and
• Yvonne Ceresa, Chartered Financial Analyst with Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management.
There will be ample time for the speakers to answer audience questions. Brochures and materials from Contra Costa County and from other local senior services, including housing, health care, and products will be available to those attending.
Survival Tips Program Reservation Information
Call Chris Hwang at Meals On Wheels by Senior Outreach Services at 925-937-8311 ext. 118 to reserve your seats for this event. Attendance is limited so call today to reserve your seats.
Profile: MOW by SOS
The six program areas of MOW include:
• Meals on Wheels – The namesake program, Meals on Wheels delivers 650 meals each weekday, by volunteer drivers. Meals can also be provided for Saturday and Sunday if the clients chose. Each year, MOW delivers over 230,000 meals to their clients.
• CC Cafes – The Cafes serve lunch weekdays in six different locations throughout the Contra Costa County. Lunch reservations are required. A donation of $2 is requested.
• Friendly Visitors – Friendly visitors are volunteers who, following training, are matched with homebound individuals throughout the county and provide companionship and a connection to the outside world.
• Home Care Registry Services – matches seniors with capable home care providers.
• Fall Prevention Program – A coalition of volunteers from 70 organizations which seeks to reduce preventable injuries through a variety of educational materials, speakers and programs held throughout the county.
To participate in any of these programs, or to volunteer, contact MOW at 925-937-8311 or visit their website. And call that number for information on their annual Crab Dinner and Fundraiser to be held on February 4 at Centre Concord.
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