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Estate Planning: Wills & Advance Directives

March 4 at 1 PM
Which critical documents should you have in place to maintain control of healthcare and financial decisions if incapacitated? How can you direct what happens to your estate after death? Join the discussion with staff from the Center for Disability and Elder Law (CDEL) at the Chicago Ridge Public Library.

Registration Required
Visit Chicago Ridge Public Library to register. This presentation will be held at the Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 Oxford Ave., Chicago Ridge.

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Memory Café – Chair Tai Chi

March 6 at 10:30 AM
This event takes place at the Orland Park Public Library and is for people living with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment and their care partners.

Registration Required
Visit Orland Park Library to register. This presentation will be held at the Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park.

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Citizens Utility Board Energy Saving Presentation

March 14 at 12 PM
Are you concerned about the rise in utility prices? Join Citizens Utility Board (CUB) for information about how to reduce your energy usage. This presentation is designed to help you better understand the ins and outs of your bill, avoid utility scams, and learn about programs designed to save you money and energy. This presentation will be held at the Lemont Township Community Center, 16300 Alba St., Lemont.
*Please note that lunch will be served at 11:30 AM at a cost of $3/person; presentation starts at 12 PM.

Generously sponsored by ComEd.

Registration Required
Call Lemont Township Office at 630.257.2522 by March 9.

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Pathlights 101

March 14 at 5 PM
Where do people go if they need a little – or a lot of – help along the path to aging? In Southwest Suburban Cook County, Pathlights is the “go-to” community resource. So, what exactly does Pathlights do for you, and how can you benefit from programs and services?
Pathlights 101 teaches attendees about the comprehensive and coordinated services in place to assist older adults, soon to be older adults and caregivers so that we can live out our best lives while remaining as independent as possible. There will be a detailed review of programs and qualifications and time for Q & A.

A light supper, provided by the Older Wiser Livelier Seniors (O.W.L.S.), will be served at 5 PM, with the presentation starting at 6 PM. Donations Appreciated.

Registration Required
This program will be held at Christ Lutheran Church (14700 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park). To register, please click here.

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Understanding Caregiver Stress and Self-Care Strategies

March 15 at 1 PM
While taking care of a friend or family member may be a labor of love, it can also be extremely stressful. Kandis Draw, Senior Community Education Associate – Research & Advocacy for the Hospice and Palliative Care (HAP) Foundation, will discuss the physical, emotional, and financial stressors that caregivers may face. Caregivers need to take care of their own well-being in order to be able to care for another person. Together, you will explore tips and strategies for self-care.

Registration Required
Visit Orland Park Library to register. This presentation will be held at the Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park.

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Caregivers Connecting

March 20 at 10 AM
Staying connected and involved is more important than ever. Our monthly support group gives you a chance to talk with others in similar situations, share experiences, advice, and words of encouragement. Virtual via Zoom

Registration Required Call Lily at 708.361.0219 or e-mail lruckman@pathlights.org

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Wills, Trust, & Advanced Directives

March 21 at 6 PM
Adults of all ages – and their family caregivers – need to understand how Advanced Directives protect you during a medical crisis. In addition, you will learn how Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney can protect your assets in care of a disability and assist with distribution after death. Elder Law Attorney Stephan Sutera discusses these legal instruments and we will also discuss how long-term care is paid for, either privately or with Medicaid. Generously sponsored by Hoyne Bank.

Registration Required
Visit Oak Lawn Public Library to register. This presentation will be held at the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., Oak Lawn

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Senior Medical Patrol Bingo

March 28 at 10 AM
Are you an older adult who loves Bingo? Join AgeOptions and enjoy a game and learn more about Medicare and scams to avoid.

This event will be held at the Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 Oxford Ave., Chicago Ridge.

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