SS 306: Aging Well and Wisely – Class presentations available

  • Housing Alternatives for Well-Seasoned Adults

It is common for homeowners to suddenly discover that the home that once fit perfectly, no longer does. Whether you are caring for a loved one or planning ahead for yourself, you can avoid a decision-making crisis by learning about your housing options and having a plan.

Tuesday, March 5: Overview of Options. Levels of care for staying at home with support services, active communities, assisted living, skilled care. Discussion will include pros and cons; costs; when to stay or move; issues that propel and impede; resistance; fears; denial; and talking with the children.

  • Presenter: Claudia Ellano-Ota, LCSW, Director, Caregiver Resource Center of OC.
  • Class presentation: HousingAlternativesOLLI

Tuesday, March 12: Retirement Communities for Active Living.  55+ Communities;  Affordable Housing; Mobile Homes; Senior Apartments; and HUD.  

  • Presenters: Wendy Bucknum, Professional Community Management, Governmental & Public Affairs Manager at Laguna Woods Village.   Ericka Danczak, Manager, Information & Assistance, Office on Aging.

 Tuesday, March 19: Higher Levels of Care. Small Assisted Living (AKA Board & Care); Memory Care; Continuing Care Communities; Skilled Nursing Care.

  • Presenters: Sonia Garcia, MA, Owner, Guardian Angels Homes.  Heather Kurant, Senior Community Ambassador, Silverado Senior Living.  Samantha Hammer, Community Relations, Regents Point.

Class Presentations: 

Tuesday, April 2: Wrapping Up the Decision Process.  Council on Aging – OC; the Importance of Community Care; Licensing for senior care communities; Let’s face it —   we’d all rather age in our own homes! Tips on making our homes more user-friendly. 

  • Presenters: Karen Fazio, MSG, Education Specialist. Susan Levine, MA, Senior Placement Specialist, former state Inspector. Monica Olson, Allied ASID, NKBA

Interior Design, SeaPointe Construction.

Developers:             Ann Williams, Pam McGovern

Dates/Times:           Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, and April 2

1:30 – 3:30 PM

Location:                  Woodbridge Onken Classroom

One Response

  1. Sadly, I missed most of these classes but for the last. It was well done and helpful. Thanks for presenting this topic.


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