May 5 Health Care Foundation conference focuses on aging
This year’s North Shore Health Care Foundation Health
Conference focuses on positive steps people can take as they age. We
may not know what will happen along that journey, but there are
important choices we can make along the way to support quality of life
and peace of mind for both ourselves and our loved ones.
The conference is set for 9 a.m. to noon May 5 at the Arrowhead Center
for the Arts. The keynote speaker for the conference is Dr. Barry
Baines, who will present Leaving a Legacy. Baines is author of Ethical
Wills: Putting your Values on Paper and a leading authority on ethical
wills. Ethical wills are a way to share your values, blessings, life's
lessons, hopes and dreams for the future, love, and forgiveness with
your family, friends, and community. Today, ethical wills are being
written by people at turning points and transitions in their lives and
when facing challenging life situations.
Following the keynote address are two panel presentations: In Getting
the Health Care I Want Sandy Stover, MD., a family physician at the
Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, will talk about how to promote your goals of
care with your physician and across health care settings.
In Staying at Home as We Age Marjori Bottila, from the Area Agency on
Aging and Senior Linkage Line will address choices you can make today
that will make it easier for you stay in your homes. Jeannette
Lindgren, RN, Care Partners’ Care Coordinator and a trained Caregiver
Coach will talk about her work to help people stay in their homes and
especially ways to sustain ourselves as caregivers.
For more information on the conference contact Kay Grindland, Care
Partners Program Director at 387-3788 or firstname.lastname@example.org.