Finding and Using Senior Services in Your Local Community
As we age, most of us will identify service and support needs that will require us to engage with a new system of services, learn new terminology, and communicate with a new set of professionals. We may gradually recognize these needs for our parents or ourselves and have time to prepare. However, we also may have these needs thrust upon us following an accident, a medical diagnosis, or a hospitalization. Either way, finding the appropriate agencies and professionals to address these needs can overwhelm adult-children, their parents, and other family members.
Knowing where to go and whom to contact in the community before a crisis is essential in helping adult-children and other family caregivers feel more informed and less stressed. This program will help participants become more knowledgeable about the full array of services and resources available in the local community for older adults and the family members who support them.
Program Presenters: Sandee Panichi, Deputy Director at Cobb County Senior Services, & Deanna (De) Gale, Resource Coordinator, Cherokee County Senior Services