Hello KIRC family and WELCOME to all of you who have joined our movement during the past few days! It truly warms my heart to see our tribe growing and I hope the stories, information and resources are proving helpful.
I often think back to the beginning of my caregiving journey and I realize how little I knew and how unprepared I was.
I thought I had it all figured out. I thought I was ahead of the curve when it came to caring for Miss Nellie. In some ways I was, but others... not so much.
Keeping it REAL Caregiving has taught me so much more. I wish I knew then what I know now!
Having said that, this update is a round-up of some upcoming events you might find useful, a few additional resources I’ve curated, and some stories from around the web.
Sunday, January 9, 2022
NorthState Medicare 4 All
Join us for our annual meeting for 2022. In between our business meetings, we will have two short programs featuring Michael Lighty from Healthy California Now and Dr. Ramon Castlebranch, professor emeritus, CSU San Francisco State.
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 American Society on Aging
Aging in place isn’t right for everyone. It requires careful planning, research, and coordination. Join this webinar to learn more about how to identify goals as a person ages and important considerations for planning for the future.
Friday, January 21, 2022
California Master Plan for Aging
With its Five Bold Goals and 23 Strategies, the MPA has inspired unprecedented levels of coordinated action across California's growing network of aging and disability providers, policy makers, advocates, and experts. Join us at the virtual MPA One-Year Anniversary Summit to celebrate what we've been able to accomplish together thus far and learn about what's planned for the year ahead. For more information, click here.
Sometimes, just having a starting point can be comforting when it comes to caregiving. We asks ourselves, ‘Where do I look for assistance, how do I learn what is available and what might my elder and family qualify for?’
Since 1991, the Eldercare Locator has been linking those who need assistance with state and local agencies on aging, as well as community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers.
The Eldercare Locator is a public service of the Administration on Aging (AoA), an agency of the U.S. Administration for Community Living.
Our goal is to promote the availability and accessibility of transportation options for older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers.
Keeping it REAL Caregiving aims to share as much information as possible regarding the California Master Plan for Aging.
Check out some cool and creative new ideas being developed, in part through the AARP Innovation Labs.
And finally, a bittersweet yet heartwarming story, as a family and community says goodbye to another segment of living history.
Not only does his story resonate due to his longevity, but Lawrence N. Brooks also served and fought for his country while facing and fighting racism from his own country and fellow service members. He is a true American Hero. Condolences to his family and all who knew him.
Until next time~
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