With people living longer than ever, elder care concerns increasingly are at the forefront of family discussions.
A recurring theme in our series of Sandwich Generation stories on elder care has been the importance of preparedness.
All too often, our readers tell us, older adults and Sandwich Generation folks find themselves forced by crisis to make immediate decisions about their own care, the care of a spouse or the care of an aging parent.
Aging can present special challenges to the whole family, especially when a loved one is no longer able to live alone.
In response, Lexington Family Magazine founded a one-of-its-kind event in Central Kentucky – the Elder Care Facilities Tour.
This year marks the 12th installment of this award-winning event.
The Tour is designed to help families address issues before a crisis hits. This is your chance to be prepared.
On Sunday, Nov. 11, from 1:30-5 p.m., participating retirement communities in Central Kentucky will host free open houses.
The open houses are designed to let older adults, their adult children and other caregivers educate themselves about elder care housing options in a relaxed, unpressured atmosphere.
In the November issue, Lexington Family Magazine will publish a map with the names, description and location of participating elder care retirement communities.
Mark your calendar for this event, and be sure to get your copy of the November issue or visit our website for details.
Info: www.LexingtonFamily.com or 223-1765