WestportREADS 2017: Caring for Aging Parents
In Bettyville, George Hodgman returns to Paris, Missouri, to care for his ailing mother. This panel of eldercare experts will discuss the issues you might face as your parents age—the emotional, legal and practical issues of caring for your parents whether they live close by or far away. The panel includes:
- Katie Regan, Respite Care Manager (Southwestern CT Agency on Aging and Independent Living, Inc.)
- Megan Hague and Barbara Mcnair Odeh from the Family & Children’s Agency
- Kristen Witt from the Town of Westport Department of Human Servies
- Sharon Rosen, Elder Law Attorney
- Anne James, Veterans Administration
WestportREADS 2017 is funded by the estate of Jerry A. Tishman.
The Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging (SWCAA) is a private, not-for-profit corporation. Funding supports services such as nutrition, in-home care, legal, health, adult day care/respite, transportation, senior centers and outreach/social support. SWCAA researches and evaluates elderly issues, offers community education related to the needs of the elderly, and serves as an advocate for older individuals. It is a resource for information and referral to services for older adults, such as health insurance, housing, and in-home care.
Family & Children’s Agency is a nonprofit, human service organization that is committed to increasing the social and emotional well-being of our clients. We provide strength-based, solution focused services that respond to the individual needs of children & families, youth, adults, and seniors. Ligia Masilamani, Director, has a Master in Public Health and has worked at FCA for the past 12 years, most recently serving as the Director of Home Care Services for Seniors, which offers comprehensive support to make the aging process easier on both seniors and their families.