Hello KIRC family! Well, here we are inching towards the end of another year! Are you saying to yourselves right now, “Wow, where has the time gone??”
I trust you all had a warm and nourishing (nutritionally, physically and emotionally) Thanksgiving holiday?
I do hope you had a chance to read, absorb and put into practice some of the musings I shared about embracing those cherished moments.
A heartfelt thank you to those of you who reached out to say that story moved you and brought tears to your eyes. I appreciate all of you!
But now, as we turn our attention to the next few weeks in December and the final opportunities for 2021, I do want to share with you a few upcoming events online (which means you can join from anywhere), and a few newsworthy items you may have missed.
Monday, December 6 - Friday, December 10, 2021 (various times- consult schedule)
Each day this coming week, the American Society on Aging is hosting a series of online forums. There is a registration fee for this program, but the lineup is impressive. There will be plenty of opportunities to learn, interact and come away with solid information.
This is how ASA describes the event: ASA’s Generations Forums are virtual, interactive, multiday deep dives into topics important to our members and society. Held three times per year, Forums offer the ability to learn, network and take action through a series of curated live and on-demand events over the course of one week. Now the idea-generation and network-building that occur organically at our annual conferences will continue throughout the year, at Generations Forums.
Thursday, December 9, 2021, 1PM Pacific/ 4PM Eastern
Many of you who are caregivers know that quite often, just because an individual is older, doesn’t mean they no longer have something valuable to contribute to the world around them.
Think about some of the incredible conversations you have had with family members or clients. So many of our elders have skills and insight that is not being tapped into.
That’s the focus of this event. I love the concept of connecting generations to focus on impacting change.
Here’s how the invite describes what you’ll find when you register: Author and climate activist Bill McKibben recently launched Third Act, a new effort to activate older Americans as a force for social good. His reasoning? People over 60 often have the time, money and skills to do the work — and the planet needs their experience.
Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 12PM Pacific / 3PM Eastern
All of us who are caregivers know it can sometimes be overwhelming. Throw the holiday season into the mix and it can become like a hurricane swirling around you.
To help us put these moments into perspective, PASSAGES is offering a FREE online session to offer some guidance and support.
I have worked closely with PASSAGES during this past year and I can tell you, the team is dedicated to serving the needs of elders and those caring for them.
Here’s how a portion of the invite reads: The holiday season is here, which can bring some extra tasks on your “to do list” when caring for a loved a one. Join us for an informative Zoom session.
So you see, we may be winding down the year, but there is no shortage of activity when it comes to the discussion surrounding caregiving.
What topics would you like to see, read and learn more about?
How can KIRC better serve you as we move into 2022?
Who should KIRC work to track down to secure interviews?
That's all for now; until next time~
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The California Department of Insurance has a Long Term Care Insurance Task Force fully in place. There are a number of meetings scheduled to kick off 2022 delving into how to make coverage more accessible, affordable and comprehensive. You can join the final meeting of 2021 set for Thursday, December 16, 2021.
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