The 17th Annual Facing Future Choices Conference, a FREE educational event, has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 9AM-1PM, at the West Jackson Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall in Jackson, Tennessee.
The conference, organized by a variety of community agencies and businesses, will address issues facing the aging population and those people who are caring for a loved one. The theme of the conference will be The Basics: Elder Law Attorneys Providing Practical Wisdom for Facing the Future. Topics will include: How Can I Protect My Assets During an Extended Illness? By attorney Pam Wright of Wright Law; Which Legal Documents Do I Need? by attorney Laura Williams of Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, PLC; Veterans Benefits by attorney Nancy Choate of The Law Office of Nancy L. Choate, P.C.; Elder Law Attorneys Panel with elder law attorneys Nancy Choate, Laura Williams and Pam Wright.
Exhibitors will be available to provide education about their services for seniors and people with disabilities. Educational information will also be available on living options including home health, assisted and independent living, non-medical in-home care, public housing, community programs for seniors and the disabled, nursing home and hospice.
According to Shelley Hale, Director of the Southwest Area Agency on Aging and Disability, a community need was identified to provide information and resources to people who are, or who may become, caregivers for a loved one. "Every day we see the effect on an adult child, or a spouse, who suddenly must begin making decisions for an elderly parent or a marriage partner who is ill. The choices are often overwhelming, and caregivers don't always know where to turn for assistance. This conference will answer many of the questions they may have, provide them with resources in the community, and let them know they are not alone."
The free conference was developed and organized by the Facing Future Choices Steering Committee: Southwest Area Agency on Aging and Disability and West Tennessee Healthcare. Reservations are required. To reserve a seat at this free conference, call 731-668-6414 or 731-668-6419.
For more information, contact Hollie Knight at 668-6414.
West Tennessee Healthcare is a public, not-for-profit healthcare system with locations serving 19 counties in West Tennessee and Southeast Missouri. The mission of West Tennessee Healthcare is to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve while providing exceptional and compassionate care. For more information, visit www.wth.org.