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 carepartners@boreal.org.