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Senior Services: Understanding Eligibility and Managing Paperwork

Catawba County Library, Main Branch, Newton 115 West C. Street, Newton, NC, United States

Simplify the process of accessing supportive services for aging adults. This program helps you navigate complicated forms and documents required for healthcare, legal, and financial assistance. Learn strategies to evaluate and select quality-of-life services and discover resources and agencies that can assist with applications and submissions. Ensure your loved ones receive the support they need […]

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How to Have Difficult Conversations with Aging Parents

Catawba County Library, Main Branch, Newton 115 West C. Street, Newton, NC, United States

Prepare for critical conversations with aging parents about legal, financial, driving, and independent living issues. Our program equips adult children with essential communication skills to reduce uncertainty, manage conflict, and ensure comprehensive planning. Gain confidence in addressing estate planning, financial decisions, and independent living challenges with practical guidance and support. Presenter: Denise Young, Program Manager, […]

Medicare and SHIIP: The Must Knows

Catawba County Library, Main Branch, Newton 115 West C. Street, Newton, NC, United States

Empower yourself with knowledge of Medicare and SHIP programs for your aging parents. Understand eligibility, service coverage, and how to navigate federal and state resources. Learn to access essential websites, complete paperwork, and compare healthcare providers, ensuring informed advocacy for your parents' health and medical care. Presenter: Vickie Blevins, Executive Director Catawba County Council on […]

Today’s Technology: Keeping Loved Ones Safe and Engaged

Catawba County Library, Main Branch, Newton 115 West C. Street, Newton, NC, United States

Explore the latest technology to enhance safety and engagement for older adults. Our program highlights cutting-edge biomedical devices, home automation, and assistive technology to enhance safety and engagement. Learn to choose the right technology and evaluate in-home or community support services, ensuring peace of mind for families. Presenter: Chanda Platania, Digital Services Librarian, Catawba County […]

Shielding Loved Ones from Scams and Frauds

Catawba County Library, Main Branch, Newton 115 West C. Street, Newton, NC, United States

Protect your loved ones from scams and fraud. This program teaches you how to spot and avoid telemarketing scams, fake prescription drugs, government imposters, fraudulent health care products, and more. Learn strategies to safeguard critical information and report fraud effectively, ensuring the safety of older adults in a tech-driven world. Program Presenter: MPO Joshua Null, […]

Beginner’s Guide: Caregiving for the Aging Adult

Catawba County Library, Main Branch, Newton 115 West C. Street, Newton, NC, United States

Visiting aging parents can reveal signs of decline, both obvious and subtle. Our program equips you with practical tips to assess their well-being, identify environmental barriers, and recognize needs for physical, cognitive, and emotional support. Learn strategies for effective family conversations and hands-on caregiving, ensuring your parents receive the necessary care and services for aging […]

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