The Skokie Commission on Family Services is hosting its second Boomers and Beyond community resource fair at Oakton Community Center, 4701 Oakton Street, Skokie. On Friday November 6, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., healthcare professionals and other experts in the field of aging will converge under one roof.
In partnership with the Skokie Commission on Family Services, Open Communities will have a resource table at the Boomers and Beyond Community Resource Fair. Carrie Cutler, Shared Housing Coordinator, will also present on the Home Sweet Home: Aging in Place panel.
Kicking off the awaited return of Boomers and Beyond will be an informational panel presentation at the Skokie Public Library the previous night, Thursday, November 5 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Home Sweet Home: Aging in Place will offer information about aging in the community and the resources available to help promote quality of life and well-being.
The Boomers and Beyond community resource fair will offer programs and services designed to help people age with grace and independence while living an active lifestyle. Attendees will receive helpful information and expert advice about local resources, community-based programs, state and federal benefits, volunteer opportunities, fitness and nutrition, legal assistance, financial products, social and cultural activities, lifelong education, senior housing, assistive devices, technology and more. In addition to an exhibit area featuring more than 40 vendors, there will be free wellness screenings, education seminars, refreshments and numerous giveaways.
November marks the season for open enrollment for Medicare Part D and Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) advisors will be on hand to answer questions and provide guidance about individual prescription medication benefits.
Join Boomers and Beyond community resource fair and Home Sweet Home: Aging in Place for this FREE educational experience. All are welcome, whether a resident of Skokie or a neighboring community, a senior, a boomer or a family member caring for a loved one.
For more information about Boomers and Beyond community resource fair, please contact Beth Lindley, Skokie Human Services at 847-933-8208 or www.skokie.org.