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July 2021 Newsletter How to Reduce Stress While Aging In Place

Published on 8/7/2021

WHO IS AT THE HEART OF HOME IN PLACE?

YOU … read this newsletter
FUNDRAISERS … plan, call, ask
VISITORS … socialize with members
FINANCIAL TYPES … pay bills, budget
ATTORNEYS … to review policies, contracts
COMMITTEE MEMBERS … imagine, create, produce
TECHY FOLKS … do web design, teach computer skills
RESEARCHERS… findinsurance, how other villages work
WRITERS … of bylaws, all policies, newsletters, procedures
PERSONAL SHOPPER … helps member with clothing,furniture
DRIVERS … grocery store, hair salon, physical therapy for members

ALL AREVOLUNTEERS COMMITTED TO OUR AGING NEIGHBORS
HOME IN PLACE NEEDS YOU!
Are you looking for a virtual volunteer opportunity? We need someone with experience in bookkeeping – validating bills and payment information; preparing checks; posting funds received from all sources and making deposits, managing payroll (1 employee). Functions expected to take 3-5 hours/week and can be performed from home at your convenience. Interested? Contact Madeleine Hill, Treasurer, atmmhill2206@gmail.com

Speaking of virtual volunteering - on your schedule - we also needhelp managingHome In Place technology. Relevant tasks could include maintaining, updating and improving our website, member communication, online transactions, member database management. These tasks could actually be shared by several volunteers, so if any part of this sounds like you, let’s talk! Contact Carolyn Dahl, Board President,carolyn.dahl@ua.edu

For those of us willing to devote a morning or afternoon every week or two to serve as a driver, shopper, or friendly visitor - assisting members as needed - there are many ways to be involved.Volunteer opportunities go beyond those described above and are flexible according to your schedule and lifestyle. For more info, contactcarolyn.dahl@ua.edu
AGING ALONE NOW ... OR SOMEDAY?
WHAT'S YOUR PLAN?

There are 35 million adults in the US age 65 and over. Of men in that age group, 20% live alone, and 33% of women live alone. By age 75 the percentage of women living alone rises to 44%.

Planning for the possibility or the reality of solo living starts with being realistic about the obstacles to living comfortably and safely in your current home that may come with aging. Your future self will thank you for planning now for the expected and unexpected changes in life. Here are some things to consider creating or updating:
  • Last will and testament
  • Healthcare directive (living will) and healthcare proxy
  • Financial plan to support you if living solo
  • Evaluation of what would need to change in your living situation in view of disabilities of aging and to avoid social isolation
  • Discussion of your wishes for later life with your close friends and family
  • Choice of one or two people to be your advocates and fill them in on what they should do for you in a crisis
  • Choice of trusted person with access to your essential documents (keys, passwords, completed letter of final intent, location of records, name and contact information for your medical professionals, and any family you’d like them to contact)
Ask for copy of Letter of Final Intent


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