Because you can never have too much information, spend a Sunday afternoon with other “solo agers” improving your later years by planning ahead. Workshops bring in professionals—experts in their respective fields—who will share information and strategies for steps to take now in order to make sure your decisions and desires are met for later life. Previous workshops have covered topics ranging from communicating with health care providers to technology tools to financial planning.
Sunday, March 29 • 1:00 – 3:00 pm • Free for Members/$10 Public
At this panel of real estate specialists, solo-agers will learn about the different options of using real estate equity to pay for necessary late in life needs. Subjects covered will include maintaining property to keep the best value, selling property, reverse mortgages and shared equity. Registration requested.
Sunday, April 19 • 1:00 – 3:00 pm • Free for Members/$10 Public
Solo-Agers: It’s our turn now. After living a full life, it’s our turn to spend the rest of our time in ways that give us satisfaction and pleasure and add more joy to our lives in these later decades. Many of us as solos want to plan for ways to increase what really matters in our lives. Whether that is making more friend, spending more time with current friends, doing more hobbies, listening to more music, learning a new skill, working in a new way or just getting more rest, we now have the opportunity to do whatever we really want. This program uses tools to help us decide what our pleasure will be. It also picks up on the Atlas of Care worked on in a previous session. We end by creating a statement of how we want to be remembered. Registration requested.
Sunday, May 17 • 1:00 – 3:00 pm • Free for Members/$10 Public
As part of our decision making to inform our advocate/proxy of what we wantat the end of life, come to this informational session focusing on California’s medical-aid-in-dying law, the End of Life Option Act. The law ensures Californians access to the full range of end of life options and gives terminally ill adults the right to request and receive a prescription medication which they can take to end their lives peacefully. Please come and learn more about why this option is so important within the full spectrum of end-of-life care and how you can help advocate for yourself at the end of your journey. We will briefly cover who Compassion and Choices is, then talk about end of life options, followed by a more detailed discussion on medical aid in dying. Registration requested.