Navigating Life’s Transitions

This series has been organized by  a group of healthcare professionals in collaboration with Florence United Methodist Church, however topics are secular and designed for all members of our community.

Our hope is that by offering these seminars your family will obtain valuable knowledge as you approach common life transitions for yourself or your parents.  All members of our community are invited to attend.

Individuals may attend the entire seminar series or individual topics.  All courses are free although we do ask you register by the Monday prior to each class session.  REGISTER HERE

Estate Planning
September 20:  Nick Maggard – Maggard Elder Law, Florence

Estate planning involves plans to manage your property, distribute assets with minimal tax consequences, plan for your health concerns and funeral arrangements, and provide for the financial support of your children.  Join us in unraveling the mystery of trusts, probate, living wills, power of attorneys, inheritance laws, health proxies, advance directives, and more.

Everything you wanted to know about Medicare, but were afraid to ask!
September 27:  Hans Engelhardt – Crescent Insurance, Medicare Consultant

Take the confusion out of all Medicare options available so seniors can make choices that are right for them. We will review the basics of Medicare, Supplemental Insurance, the Advantage plans, Prescription Drug plans, the “Donut Hole”, eligibility requirements and also enrollment windows.

How to have “the talk” with your aging parents
October 4:  Jennifer Cline, NP

We all hope that our parents are able to live independently in their own home and manage their affairs through-out their life.  But are there signs that suggest that they need help with their finances, their daily activities, or their mobility?  Let’s discuss how to have that conversation with aging parents, what signs to watch for, and when to intervene.

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care
October 11:  Jennifer Cline, NP

Alzheimer’s is a disease that attacks the brain.  Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life.  Caring for someone with memory loss or other symptoms of Alzheimer’s or a related dementia can often be frightening, intimidating, and discouraging.  During this session, we will explore how to make this a less daunting, more manageable and a loving experience.

Options for Senior Living in the State of Kentucky
October 18:  Janie Winburn – Connecting Hearts Home Care

Whether you are a boomer, a senior, or a caregiver with aging parents, finding the right senior living options can be confusing.  Do we stay in our home?  Is independent living or an assisted living facility better?   If we need to, what are personal care facilities and skilled nursing homes like?  Join us as we evaluate these options and help to design your future.

Hospice/Palliative Care
October 25:  Bluegrass Care Navigators

It’s About LIVING! You do not need to go through it alone.  Learn how Hospice & Palliative care helps patients feel greater peace regardless of their age, prognosis or treatment options.  Patient care can make more meaningful moments and memories possible, even when an individual  is facing a serious or even a terminal illness.

How to have a successful visit with your physician
November 1:  Margaret Watkins

The more you participate in your doctor visits, the more you will get out of them.  Join us to learn tips on how to help your doctor help you.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
November 8:  Janet Stickels

The unthinkable has happened…your child cannot raise their children.   You can’t bear to have your grandchildren raised by another family so you step in or you are asked to step in – temporarily or permanently.
Let’s explore the emotional, financial, and physical resources that you will need to be successful.

Learn how to evaluate hospitals and nursing homes
November 15:  George Hill

Choosing a hospital or nursing home can be a challenging process.  Information is available to consumers that can provide guidance when deciding upon a site for a medical procedure or a nursing home for a loved one.  Learning how to access information on the Internet and use it has the potential to help customers make more informed decisions.