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First annual Aging in Place Symposium at Williamsburg Landing May 8th, 2012

Many Williamsburg seniors want to stay in their own homes but don’t always know how to do that. And many of their family members want to help make that possible, but they don’t know where to start either.

That’s why Williamsburg Faith in Action, which connects volunteers with local seniors, created the Aging in Place Symposium. The event will serve seniors, caregivers and families of the Williamsburg area and give them resources to age in place safely. There are many ways to plan for aging in place and the sponsors and vendors of this event will share those during the symposium.

Registration is $10 for ages 55 and up and $15 for those under 55. The symposium will share resources in the Williamsburg community. Symposium workshop topics include “Maintaining Your Independence and Mobility,” “Wills and Estate Planning” and “Power of Attorney, Living Will and Medical Directives.” Other topics include veterans’ benefits, housing options, senior services and benefits. The event will serve seniors, caregivers and families of greater Williamsburg and give them resources to safely age in place.

The keynote speaker is James Rothrock, the interim commissioner for the Virginia Department for the Aging /commissioner of Department of Rehabilitative Services.

More info here

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