The Adler School of Professional Psychology hosted the Chicago Bridge February 2010 event with 22 people in attendance. Amy Wiatr was the featured speaker, presenting on Aging and Long-Term Care Services in Illinois and across the country.
Despite the barriers facing seniors who want to age in place, many seniors
prefer not to give up the independence and privacy of their own homes.
According to AARP, 82% of people want to remain in the comfort and
familiarity of their own homes as opposed to an institutional setting.
For seniors dealing with chronic health conditions who want to age in
place, in-home care serves as a valuable resource.
With so many misconceptions about reverse mortgages, it is important to do some background research before getting involved with this financial loan. Those interested in learning more about this unique loan for older adults should watch the AARP webcast ?Reverse Mortgage: Rescue or Trap??. The AARP webcast is balanced and informative, and informs viewers of the benefits and risks of a reverse mortgage.
As a new professional in the field, it can be a challenge to think of yourself as one of the gang. For so long I have been the observer, the student and the learner. Now I see myself “emerging” as an expert, as someone to know…once a lowly student, now a professional still willing to learn and grow, but also ready to serve and teach.
With a record turnout and the announcement of exciting new initiatives, the Chicago Bridge embarked on another year. Attendees were able to shape the programming for the upcoming year and volunteered to make 2010 an exciting year!
In addition to the elderly, nursing homes also house ex-convicts and the mentally ill. The State of Illinois cares for more mentally ill people within its nursing homes than any other state in the country. The Chicago Tribune’s coverage of this issue prompted Governor Quinn to form the Nursing Home Safety Task Force. The Task Force will present its final recommendations on how to address nursing home safety to the Governor by January 31st.
The Chicago Bridge February Event: Structure of Aging Services & LTC Policy for Older Adults Wednesday February 17th, 2010, 6-8pm Adler School of Professional Psychology 65 East Wacker Place, Suite 2100 Chicago, IL 60601 CTA Access: ~Closest “L” stops: State and Lake, or Randolph and Wabash (both serving brown, green, orange, purple, and pink lines). […]
The Annual Planning Meeting – All Chicago Bridge Members Invited! Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 from 6 to 8 pm Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly 355 North Ashland Avenue Some parking available and accessible by the Green and Pink Lines and the Ashland Bus Please join us for an extremely interactive evening where you can […]
One great benefit for us as emerging professionals is to use this blog as a way to get our name out there. More and more educational materials, information, job leads, etc are found online. With this blog, your story and your experience in aging will be seen by many.