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Battle of the Bills: Mitigating Financial Impact as Loved Ones Need More Care

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

This ACAP program is aimed at helping participants become aware of sources of funding to help offset medical and long-term care expenses, including private individual/family resources, long-term care insurance, federal and state programs, VA benefits, life insurance policies, reverse mortgages, and other vehicles for realizing needed funds. Please note: While ACAP programs offer valuable information, it is important to consult with one’s financial advisor, attorney, or other appropriate professional before making any financial decisions.

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Medicare & SHIIP: The Must-Knows

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

This program will help adult-children understand Medicare and SHIIP programs that may offer benefits to their aging parents so that they can be more informed advocates for their parents’ health and medical care and service coverage.

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Running on Empty: Caregiver Compassion Fatigue

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

If you think you are experiencing compassion fatigue, then you probably are. This program is designed to help adult-children recognize the signs of compassion fatigue and learn some strategies and resources for managing and reducing the condition.

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The Aging Toolbox: Practical Tips for Caring for Your Aging Loved Ones

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

This program will provide adult-children with practical tips and tools to use for gathering information when visiting aging parents, along with strategies for holding conversations with siblings and other family members about needs and services. In addition, this program addresses practical guidance for hands-on caregiving and when to get additional help.

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Finding and Using Senior Services in Your Local Community

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

As we age, most of us will identify service and support needs that will require us to engage with a new system of services, to learn new terminology, and to communicate with a new set of professionals. We may recognize these needs gradually for our parents, or for ourselves, and we may have time to […]

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Understanding and Accessing Medicaid Programs and Benefits

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

Many older adults depend on federally- and state-funded Medicaid services for their primary medical and hospitalization insurance coverage. Medicare is a separate program from other federally- and/or state-funded programs with different eligibility requirements and service coverage. Medicaid may provide some differences in benefits dependent on state funding. This program will help adult children to understand […]

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Healthy Eating and Nutritional Needs for Aging Adults

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

Every adult needs proper and adequate nutrition. As we age, nutrition becomes even more important for health, functionality, and the ability to age in place and remain in the community. But as our parents age, they frequently find choosing and preparing meals challenging for a number of reasons – health conditions, medications, oral health and […]

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Understanding and Accessing VA Programs and Benefits

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

Many older adults have served in the Armed Forces and may be eligible for and depend on federally-funded Veteran Affairs (VA) programs and services. VA benefits may provide services associated with financial assistance and medical and hospitalization insurance coverage. VA programs are separate from other programs and may differ in eligibility requirements and service coverage. […]

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Knowing Your Limits and Creating Balance as a Caregiver

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

We all want to help our aging parents, but we also struggle with finding time for our spouses, children, jobs, friends and ourselves.  This program is designed to help caregivers expand their perspectives about caregiver guilt and other emotions and present strategies for setting boundaries and creating balance. Program Presenter: Mary Mitchell, Family Caregiver Support […]

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