Show Notes - May 12, 2017 - Aging in the Community
If you missed the original broadcast, you will be able to watch the show here the week after it initially airs on May 12.
In the meantime, check out the organizations and information mentioned on today's show.
The Elder Care Continuum
Certified Elder Law Attorney Tim Takacs mentioned the Elder Care Continuum during segments 1 and 2. The Elder Care Continuum is a conceptual model used by Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law to help families understand the natural progression of long-term illness and its impact on a loved one's health, mobility, housing, and financial resources.
Learn more about the Elder Care Continuum and how it shapes Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law's approach to working with families.
Dr. James Powers, Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a nationally-known authority on aging, referred to the following graphics during his discussion of trends in aging. The takeaways: Americans are living longer than ever; as people age, functional capacity inevitably declines; and four major challenges stand in the way of healthy aging for Tennessee residents.
Senior Ride Nashville
Ed Cole, Chairperson of the Nashville Senior Transportation Leadership Coalition, talked at length about Senior Ride, a soon-to-be launched ride-sharing service for seniors. To learn more about the program, volunteer to be a driver or get involved in other ways, call 615.838.2659 or visit their website.
Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee
Access a print edition of the Council on Aging Directory that Grace Sutherland Smith, Executive Director of Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee, mentioned during her segment or view the online version of the directory.
For more information about the Council on Aging, visit their website or call 615.353.4235.
If You Need a Bit of Extra Help...
If you have questions about the aging process or you know someone who needs support as they care for a loved one with a long-term illness, it can be useful to work with an elder law attorney. At Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, we've been guiding clients and their caregivers through the long-term care journey for a very long time. We can help you, too. Just give us a call at 615.824.2571.