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Taylor Hosts Free Seminar: When is Assisted Living Just Right?

“When is Assisted Living Just Right?”
Taylor Community Hosts Informational Session

According to the National Center for Assisted Living more than 900,000 people nationwide live in assisted living settings- requiring assistance with at least two activities of daily living. Seventy percent moved to assisted living from a private home or an apartment, raising the question, “When is Assisted Living Just Right?”

Taylor Community welcomes you to a free informational session Assisted Living for Seniors on Wednesday, June 27 from 5:30pm-7pm. The 90-minute seminar is free and will be held at the Taylor Home, 435 Union Avenue in Laconia.  Light refreshments will be served.

Presenting:  Mary Farley, Former Senior Living Director for Sunrise Senior Living.

Assisted Living for Seniors will include an overview of the following:

–    What is Assisted Living?
–    How do I know Assisted Living is the right choice?
–    How does Assisted Living compare to other senior living options?
–    Conversation tips when discussing Assisted Living with a loved one or someone you know?

In addition to the information presented, the format provides ample opportunity for discussion, with questions and answers.

“Many seniors choose to stay in their home, but that may not be the best choice,” says Paul Charlton, Director of Marketing, Taylor Community. “Often times the senior living on their own or even if their family is around, can be bored and lonely due to limited socialization.”

Assisted living facilities provide opportunities to meet friends and be around other people who are peers. In addition to the social piece, the safety, security and peace of mind that comes from knowing that staff is available 24/7 for anything that comes up is extremely important to the residents and their families.

The assistance wanted or needed varies considerably from person to person. In addition to simply keeping up with regular activities like housekeeping, laundry, maintenance, etc., it is also common for seniors to need assistance with meal preparation and managing medication – two important daily living activities that could be life threatening if not managed properly. The topics to be discussed are not only for adult children, but for senior caregivers, clergy, social workers, attorneys, financial advisors and those who have contact with the senior population.

“We need to educate people on what to look for if our neighbor or loved one needs help but isn’t asking for it,” adds Charlton.

Assisted Living for Seniors is a free, 90-minute seminar. Advance registration is requested by calling 524-5600.

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