Date & Time: Saturday, September23rd | 1:30-3:30pm
Location: FPL Meeting Room
Fairfield Cares, with the sponsorship of the Fairfield Public Library, is offering a free informational 3-part series on the subjects of death and dying called REVISIONING OUR DYING: Practical Steps, Proven Possibilities
September 23rd – Part 1: What Are the Levels of Care, Who Pays?
The first presentation in the series, “What Are the Levels of Care”, will be led by Jennifer Hamilton, a respected senior health care and hospice veteran from the Fairfield community. Many are not familiar with the actual options and lack of options that are available as we age and need more care. What are Independent Living, Home Care, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing Care, and Hospice? When does one qualify? Who pays for what?
TO WATCH VIDEO OF PART 1 -- CLICK HERE
September 30th – Part 2: Be Prepared: End of Life Finances and Legalities
“Be Prepared: End of Life Finances and Legalities”, the second talk, led by Fairfield Attorney Shane Zisman, will discuss the important aspects of finances, insurance, deeds, wills, trusts, and powers of attorney that will enable attendees to decide essential questions and give directive powers to those they trust. The benefits to family members and loved ones are enormous; if these matters are decided before any serious mental or physical impairment occurs, harmony can prevail and conflicts avoided.
TO WATCH VIDEO OF PART 2 - CLICK HERE
October 7th – Part 3: Five Wishes: Letting Others Know Exactly How You Want to Be Treated
The final presentation is led by Jennifer Hamilton. Jennifer will explain The Five Wishes booklet, which addresses your personal, emotional, medical and spiritual needs and how your wish to be treated if you get seriously ill.
You use it to let your loved ones know exactly how you want to be treated in your final days. It covers details such as whether you want music, and what kind; what kind of medical treatment you want; how much company you want; and whether you want your loved ones to hold your hand. It also helps you communicate whatever else you want those who remain behind to know.
Created by the American Bar Association’s Commission on the Legal Problems of the Elderly, it is an easy-to-use document that helps to organize your end-of-life care information and make it accessible to your loved ones.
All of this information can be in what Jennifer calls your Drop Dead Box. It can be a physical file or an easily-located folder on your computer. It will also contain essential documents such as bank accounts, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and of course passwords.
If you need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the library at 641-472-6551 Ext. 1.
TO WATCH VIDEO OF PART 3 - CLICK HERE
We want to share an upcoming program (Powerful Tools for Caregivers) that we will be having in Fairfield for caregivers of those with chronic conditions. The flyer is attached, please reach out if you have any questions! The Jefferson County Extension Office is covering the expenses for the program, as well as providing lunch. Registration IS required.
Thank you for sharing this with anyone you think would benefit from Powerful Tools for Caregivers!
Hailey Burgher | Human Sciences
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Human Sciences Specialist, Family Wellbeing
402 E. North Street
Bloomfield, IA 52537
Tuesdays: January 16th-February 20th
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunch will be provided
Location: Jefferson County Extension Office
2606 W. Burlington Ave
Fairfield, Iowa, 52556
(Near the Fairgrounds)
Free. Sponsored by Jefferson Co. Extension
Jennifer Hamilton is the founder and president of Fairfield Cares. She has been providing help for those in need for many, many years.
If you live in Fairfield, you or someone you know has probably already been touched by her compassion.
Jennifer will be giving her vision of the need for better, more humane, eldercare services. You won't want to miss her predictions of what is coming.
Susan Ryan serves as senior director of The Green House Project, leading the non-profit on its mission to fundamentally transform eldercare in America and around the world.
As a member of the Green House team since 2008, Susan has become an internationally recognized leader in long-term care reform - with a particular focus on the organization's vision for small-home eldercare campuses that provide person-centered alternatives to traditional nursing homes.
Kathleen Goff has been collaborating with The Green House Project since 2019.
Drawing upon her 35 years of experience in the senior living industry, Kathleen possesses a keen understanding of the senior living market, has helped create distinctive and innovative environments and experiences for elders that are operationally and financially viable, and brings together teams who embrace and implement person-directed care environments.
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