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Age In Place - A guide to modifying, organizing and decluttering Mom and Dad's homeKids, are you worried that mom can’t get into the tub safely, dad is having trouble getting up the stairs, and overall they are struggling a bit with everyday routine activities?

Mom and dad, do you want to get the kids off your back, relieve their constant worrying, and perhaps feel a little safer in your own home?

Announcing a practical step-by-step, room-by-room guide to simple modifications that can help mom and dad make their homes safer and easier to navigate – Keep Them Safe and Keep YOU Sane. 

Lynda’s new book coming to bookstores on April 4, 2018!!

 

Keep Mom Off the Floor! “At Home for Life,” is a program that helps people to successfully age in place and remain safely in their own homes. The National Aging in Place Council defines aging in place as “the ability to continue to live in one’s home safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level. It means living in a familiar environment and being able to participate in family and other community activities.” As we age we must adapt to the challenges of performing the activities of daily living that we take for granted such as climbing stairs, bathing, meal preparation, and managing the house. Enhance your ability to overcome these challenges and more successfully access and navigate all areas of your home with an At Home for Life Residential Assessment.  Visit our At Home for Life page for more information on this initiative.

 

Upcoming Seminars

On January 12, 2018 from 1:00 -2:00 PM, Lynda will be presenting Declutter Your Home as part of the Bethlehem Senior Services Health and Wellness Series at the Bethlehem Town Hall, 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY.

Lynda will be presenting Get Your Affairs in Order so Your Kids Don’t Have to! on March 6, 2018 at the Colonie Library, Albany Shaker Road, Colonie, NY.  This presentation is sponsored by  Death with Dignity – Albany.

 

Community Service

Lynda has joined the Capital Region Caregiver Coalition (CRCC), whose mission is “to promote community awareness, sensitivity to, and action around delivery of care to seniors.”  The organization was formed in 2007 to help educate the caregivers of elders about resources available to them in New York’s Capital Region.  Each member of the Coalition strives to live the mission through their individual jobs.

Albany County Long Term Care Council  Lynda has been appointed by Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy to serve on the Albany County Long Term Care Council. This body is charged with analyzing the long term care service delivery system within Albany County, identifying gaps in service accessibility and availability, recommending strategies to address identified needs and barriers, and advising the Albany County Departments of Social Services and Aging on matters related to the Long Term Care Point of Entry.

 

 On The Web

Get the most out of your next doctor’s visit.  Here are some tips on preparing ahead. http://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/lynda-shrager-the-organized-caregiver/ways-get-most-out-of-doctors-visits/

Caregiving questions? Recently I participated in a live chat for Everyday Health with Dr. Michael Wasserman, MD, past chair of the American Geriatric Society’s Managed Care Task Force.  During this chat we offered tips to help caregivers provide better care to others and themselves. You can check out the highlights of this chat at: http://www.everydayhealth.com/senior-health/healthtalk-advice-for-caretakers.aspx.

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