The Coalition of Agencies in Service to the Elderly will hold its 24th annual spring networking conference, "Navigating Transitions: Preparing for the Next Phase of Life," on Wednesday, May 8, at American Legion Post 1451, 6525 Ward Road, Sanborn. The conference runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will feature information on advance care planning; present a community resource fair; and offer door prizes, refreshments and a boxed lunch.
Elder law attorney Elizabeth Ingold will speak about transitioning from home to other locations of care and what one needs to know about estate planning, power of attorney, guardianship, living wills and health care proxies. She will also discuss legal responsibilities of the caretaker and what every caregiver needs to know.
Following Ingold's presentation, a panel of geriatric care managers will discuss details involved in the transition into long-term care, including financial responsibilities, laws, regulations and qualifications. Panel guests are Beverly Kubala, president of Geriatric Care Managers of WNY LLC; Roxanne Sorensen, owner and operator of Elder Care Solutions of WNY LLC; and Kristen Surdej, geriatric care manager at Laping, Surdej Associates LLC.
A unique luncheon presentation will be a memorable interactive event where Florika Miranda of Elder Care Solutions and Beth Donner of M&T Bank Reverse Mortgages will conduct a hands-on sensory loss simulation activity.
Open to the public, the conference is recommended for professionals who work with the aging population. This includes social workers, community service providers and health care professionals. The conference fee of $15 per person includes a continental breakfast, boxed lunch, resource fair and networking opportunities. For more information or to register, contact Dot Swift at [email protected] or call 716-285-8224, ext. 215. Registrations can also be mailed with payment to Dot Swift, Council for Older Adults, at 1302 Main St., Niagara Falls, NY 14301.
For more information about CASE, visit http://www.caseniagara.com.
CASE is a coalition of agencies, organizations and individuals whose mission is to provide community resource education and networking opportunities to enhance services for the aging in Niagara County. More information can be found at caseniagara.com.