If you’re like many seniors, you’d love to remain in your home forever. With proper planning, you may live comfortably and safely as you age. To assist seniors in Georgetown, TX, in evaluating their home’s readiness, Seniors Living Smarter hosted our May seminar, “Is Your Home Ready for Aging in Place? on Thursday, May 12.
Dozens of seniors attended as we provided vital information from expert sources in the senior service industry. I served as host and also provided insights as a Certified Senior Downsizing Coach.
Panelists included Megan Frazier, an occupational therapist and owner of Functional Stability and Mobility; Bill McHugh, certified aging in place specialist and owner of Tier1 Group; and Eric Medford, Veteran Service Officer, Williamson County.
Among the many topics we addressed:
- How and when to have your home evaluated for safety
- Simple updates like rails, rug/trip hazard removal, and bathroom updates to help with fall prevention
- Options for more extensive modifications for accessibility like elevator lifts, ramps, widening of doorways
- Sources of qualified professionals who can help with evaluations and modifications.
Seniors Living Smarter Seminars are hosted on the second Thursday of every month at McKinney Christian Ministry Center, 1205 Ash Street, Georgetown, on the First Methodist Church Campus. You may register online at Seniors Living Smarter Seminars. The goal of the free seminars is to equip, educate, and inspire seniors to make informed choices and empowered decisions concerning their lifestyle goals. Seminars are sponsored by Visiting Angels, Wesleyan Homes, Vera Bank, Northstar Georgetown and Seniors Living Smarter Services.
The next seminar will be presented on Thursday, June 9 — the topic is “Downsizing with Challenges.” Registration is accepted online at Seniors Living Smarter/Seminars or call 512-862-7339 and leave a message.