Light of Gray

Elder Care Expertise

Not Guilty! February 19, 2014 at 7pm at Ringwood Public Library

Not Guilty!

Not Guilty!

Light of Gray presents the Fifth in a series on Elder Care talks at Ringwood Public Library

“Not Guilty! Coping with Emotional Upheaval Around Family Caregiving”

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7pm

Aging isn’t for sissies, but most of us do it anyway. How we age is very individual and dependent on many factors. Few of us go through it in a vacuum. Family comes into play, and the residue of our early relationships tends to cling to us as we go through life. We redefine ourselves as we mature and our needs change, but family members don’t always grow and evolve along with us. Hilarity, hysteria and irrationality often ensue.

Who takes care of what? Who can speak for whom? How do siblings divide responsibility without killing each other? Who pays for what?

Tracey Lawrence, elder care expert, will take you through the process with humor, sensitivity and common sense advice for families in transition.

For more information, visit Light of Gray or Ringwood Public Library.

To register for this free seminar, please call 973-962-6256.

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I’m Worried About Mom, February 6, 2014 7pm at Ridgewood Public Library

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Tracey’s Caregiver Blog

“I’m Worried About Mom; Turning Worry into Meaningful Action”

Speaker:
Tracey Lawrence, elder care expert

No one likes to think about sad, difficult topics, especially when they have to do with people we love. But change is inevitable, and planning can make life easier for everyone. The key is starting a family conversation when everyone in the family is able to participate. Waiting until family members begin showing signs of decline is not the best strategy.

Covered in this seminar will be ideas for getting families organized and able to discuss the difficult subjects; who needs to be involved? What questions do you need to address? What requires immediate action and what can wait? Do we need to use professional services? We will look at care choices, insurance options and documentation every family should have in place.

Ridgewood Public Library is located at 125 N. Maple Ave, Ridgewood, NJ.

For more information, visit LightOfGray.com or ridgewoodlibrary.org

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Legal Ease at Ringwood Public Library January 29, 2014 7pm

Light of Gray presents the Fourth in a series on Elder Care talks at Ringwood Public Library

legaleaseLegal Ease

When it comes to having the support of their loved ones, many seniors believe they can simply tell people that they would like certain family members to speak for them. Unfortunately, there are all kinds of “protections” in place that prevent that from happening.

In the interest of saving money, many families will try to do it themselves, or seek resources through the internet. But hiring the right professional can save you thousands of dollars, not to mention anguish and heartache.

What documents should every family have in place? What’s the difference between estate planning and elder care planning? Learn about important benefits you may be missing out on and new legislation that affects the way we are treated and how well our families can represent us.

Robert J. Romano, Jr. is an elder law attorney who has been practicing law for more than thirty years and is a frequent speaker on these subjects.  Mr. Romano is known for his friendly down-to-earth style.  He will answer these questions and more in a clear, concise manner, easily understood by the lay person at this important free seminar.  Don’t miss it!

For more information, visit Light of Gray or Ringwood Public Library.

To register, please call 973-962-6256.

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Legal Ease RESCHEDULED

Due to issues with the heating system at the library, tonight’s session, “Legal Ease” has been cancelled. The tentative new date is Wednesday, January 29th, 2014. Happy Holidays and see you in the New Year!

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Fourth in the Elder Care Series at Ringwood Public Library

legalease“Legal Ease”

December 18th at 7pm

When it comes to having the support of their loved ones, many seniors believe they can simply tell people that they would like certain family members to speak for them. Unfortunately, there are all kinds of “protections” in place that prevent that from happening.

In the interest of saving money, many families will try to do it themselves, or seek resources through the internet. But hiring the right professional can save you thousands of dollars, not to mention anguish and heartache.

What documents should every family have in place? What’s the difference between estate planning and elder care planning? Learn about important benefits you may be missing out on and new legislation that affects the way we are treated and how well our families can represent us.

Robert J. Romano, Jr. is an elder law attorney who has been practicing law for more than thirty years and is a frequent speaker on these subjects.  Mr. Romano is known for his friendly down-to-earth style.  He will answer these questions and more in a clear, concise manner, easily understood by the lay person at this important free seminar.  Don’t miss it!

To register, please call 973-962-6256.

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Third in the Elder Care Series at Ringwood Public Library

HomeThere’s No Place Like “Home”

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 7 pm

There comes a time for many older folks when the ability to live independently begins to evaporate. Every family is different. Sometimes children can jump in and help, but often, that’s not practical. This discussion will explore the available options: from in-home services, coordinated care management and the range of facilities one might consider, these caring professionals will help you to gain a better perspective on this complicated subject.

Speakers:

Aileen Rabizadeh, Aging Population Advocate, Dignity in the Golden Years

Maureen Wales, Consultant, Synergy Home Care

Mark your calendar for this free, informative event.

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Just Play! Rock Band plays to support Alzheimer’s Walk in Jersey City on September 21st

Just Play!

Just Play!

Northern New Jersey Rock Band Just Play! is playing to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association at their Alzheimer’s Walk on Saturday morning, September 21st from 10am to noon. For more information, visit the band’s web site.

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Elder Care Series at the Ringwood Library continues this Fall!

medicare_promoIt’s been a busy summer, and the season for events is approaching. Picking up where we left off in the spring, the next session will be on the much-requested question of health insurance for seniors. Learn why YOU should care about Medicare at this fun and informative session at the end of October (see link below for details).

In November, we’ll be looking at options for care: in home or at a facility, all of the options will be revealed by an industry expert.

And don’t miss December’s session on the legal side of elder care.

See the listing for the October event on Senior Blue Book.

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Walking to End Alzheimer’s

On Saturday, October 27, 2013, I’ll be leading a team called “Remembering Those Who Can’t.” Join us, or please contribute.

 

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From Ringwood Public Library, April 25th, 2013 at 7pm

Tonight, Light of Gray presents: “I’m Worried About Mom” Turning Worry into Meaningful Action at 7 pm. Tracey Lawrence, elder care expert, will take you on her journey and reveal information that every family needs to consider. If you can’t be there, the event will be streamed live and available for replay here:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/light-of-gray

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