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Learn important information on aging topics including legal and health aspects of aging. Choose one or more sessions to attend "live" or come back later to view the recordings at your leisure.

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Public Benefits for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities

Wednesday 08/31/2022 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Triphahn Community Center 1685 W Higgins Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60165 (Room B)

The Benefits Enrollment Center at AgeOptions is in charge of serving suburban Cook County seniors and individuals with disabilities. They assist with public benefits including: Medicare, Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Aid to the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (AABD), License Plate Discounts, and Ride Free Bus Passes. Attend this program to learn more about who is eligible to receive these benefits and how to apply.

Presented by Alex Alvarez, Benefits and Information Specialist, AgeOptions


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Aging Safely in Your Home

Wednesday 08/31/2022 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Triphahn Community Center 1685 W Higgins Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60165 (Room C)

Join us for a presentation that showcases some creative home accessibility solutions that follow ADA guidelines. Jim will describe how these products function, provide some construction tips, and discuss available funding resources. He will share a few anecdotes on how people’s situations were positively affected by home accessibility solutions.

Presented By: Jim Whittington, Accessibility Specialist, Lifeway Mobility.


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Medicare Made Clear

Wednesday 08/31/2022 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Triphahn Community Center 1685 W Higgins Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60165 (Room A)

Are you enrolled in Original Medicare and have questions? Are you getting ready to turn 65 and still working? Are you the caregiver for a loved one who is on Medicare and you need to understand how Medicare works? Are you thinking about retiring and currently on your employer's group health plan and wondering how to transition into Medicare? Join us at the Medicare Made Clear Seminar to get the answers to these and many more questions.

Presented By Vicki Madigan, Agent/Broker, Madigan Insurance Group, Inc.

*This presentation will be livestreamed on 8/31/22*


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Legal Planning: Celebrity Estate Battles

Wednesday 08/31/2022 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Triphahn Community Center 1685 W Higgins Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60165 (Room A)

Learn about the legal issues resulting from the estate planning missteps of famous celebrities including Jim Morrison, Prince, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Michael Crichton, Aretha Franklin, James Gandolfini, Tom Petty, Sonny Bono and Robin Williams. Discover legal remedies including estate planning, probate avoidance methods, and review when it is appropriate to assign powers of attorney. Learn what happens when you haven't properly planned.

Presented By:
Kerry Peck, Managing Partner and Elder Law Attorney
Peck Ritchey, LLC

*This presentation will be livestreamed on 8/31/22*


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The Latest Research Evidence in Healthy Aging

Wednesday 08/31/2022 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Triphahn Community Center 1685 W Higgins Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60165 (Room B)

Dr. Danilovich will provide an overview of the latest research evidence on strategies to age well. She will present research-informed strategies on the optimal exercise interventions to maintain and improve our physical and cognitive health as we age.

Presented By:
Dr. Margaret Danilovich
Senior Director- Leonard Schanfield Research Institute
CJE SeniorLife


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Healthy Living Tips & Fall Prevention

Wednesday 08/31/2022 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Triphahn Community Center 1685 W Higgins Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60165 (Room C)

Join Susan to discover how to create a healthier, happier life at any age! Learn simple but important tips to energize the body, sharpen the mind and uplift the spirit. Come prepared to practice the "chocolate" or "raisin" mindful eating meditation. Learn how to experience and savor each bite of food and each precious moment of life!

Sue Grossinger will offer a discussion on how to lower your fall risk through changing those risky behaviors and increasing your activity level with exercises that pinpoint areas that improve flexibility, strength and balance.

Presented By:
Susan Witz, Healthy Lifestyle Coach & Dietitian and
Sue Grossinger, Senior Specialist
Advocate Aurora Good Shepherd Hospital


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Medicare 101

Wednesday 08/31/2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Triphahn Community Center 1685 W Higgins Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60165 (Room A)

Medicare can be confusing. Attend this presentation to learn more about Medicare including: who is eligible, Medicare options, important dates to keep in mind, how to choose the right plan for you and more.

Presented by Helen Buss, Medicare Consultant, Humana

*This presentation will be livestreamed on 8/31/22*


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Putting Together an Effective Dementia Support Team

Wednesday 08/31/2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Triphahn Community Center 1685 W Higgins Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60165 (Room B)

The panel will discuss what services and providers to put in place to help you care for a person with dementia or related diseases. The support team you build should include those who will help you along the way.

Presented By:
Olivia Matongo, Vice President of Programs at the Alzheimer's Association
Barbara Rosenberg, Senior Advisor at Elderwerks


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Understanding Your Joint Replacement Options

Wednesday 08/31/2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Triphahn Community Center 1685 W Higgins Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60165 (Room C)

Dr. Harvey discusses joint replacement options available to you.

Review all facets of outpatient total joint replacement including evolution and current state, risks, benefits, costs. Understand how successful outpatient total joint practices are established and maintained. There will be time at the end for Q&A as well.

Presented By
Dr. Michael Harvey, OrthoIllinois


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Senior Safety: Ways to Protect Yourself

Wednesday 08/31/2022 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Triphahn Community Center 1685 W Higgins Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60165 (Room B)

There are many criminal acts that specifically target the senior community. This presentation will discuss physical acts against seniors along with crimes that feature fraud and deception. The discussion will conclude with steps to protect oneself and how to rebound from victimization.

Presented By:
Jason Everett, Crime Free Multi-Housing Coordinator, Rolling Meadows Police Department


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Veterans Benefits

Wednesday 08/31/2022 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Triphahn Community Center 1685 W Higgins Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60165 (Room C)

The superintendents discuss veterans benefits and the steps to take if you apply for veterans benefits and are denied by the VA.

Presented By:
Michael Iwanicki, Superintendent and Veterans Service Officer
Veterans Assistance Commission of McHenry County
Jacob Zimmerman, Superintendent and Veterans Service Officer
Veterans Assistance Commission of Kane County

Moderated by Deana Liss, Social Services Specialist at Elderwerks.


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Legal Discussion: Asset Protection and Medicaid Planning

Wednesday 08/31/2022 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Triphahn Community Center 1685 W Higgins Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60165 (Room A)

Certified Elder Law Attorney Kathryn Casey provides a quick review of Medicaid rules and shares some options for protecting your assets in preparation to apply for Medicaid, especially as you plan for long-term care placement.

Presented By:
Kathryn Casey, JD, CELA, Principal Partner
Dutton Casey & Mesoloras P.C.

*This presentation will be livestreamed on 8/31/22*


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