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Workshop for Seniors to Focus on Healthy, Independent Living



May 14, 2014
Older Kansans and their caregivers have a special opportunity to get ideas that help seniors maintain their independence and live successfully in their own homes at the Answers for Older Kansans (AOK) Community Living Workshop on Thursday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Maple Hill Senior

Center, 218 Main., Maple Hill, Kans.

"Nearly every Kansan wants to maintain their independence and live beyond the doors of nursing facilities for as long as possible and usually independent living means getting a little help," said North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging Executive Director Julie Govert Walter. "The Area Agency on Aging helps by connecting people with objective information and helpful resources."

Expert speakers include Paul Shipp, Attorney with Kansas Legal Services, who will explain and answer questions about tenant rights and other housing concerns; local transportation experts will offer ways to get around town if you are 55 and older; and Cindy Brake with the Area Agency on Aging will discuss how to read, understand and compare hospital and medical provider bills and review what Medicare paid.

The Area Agency on Aging's "Right at Home Solutions," will also be highlighted. This program provides expert and unbiased service coordination with a network of providers on a fee-for-service basis..

There is no cost to attend AOK workshops. Lunch will be provided on a contribution basis to all who pre-register in advance. Call the Area Agency on Aging at 800-432-2703 or 785-776-9294 to register.

The North Central-Flint Hills Agency on Aging, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization that plans, coordinates and sponsors services in 18 north central Kansas counties to enhance the quality and dignity of life for older Kansans and their families. The Area Agency on Aging programs and services are partially funded by the Older Americans Act through the Kansas Department on Aging and voluntary participant contributions. The Area Agency on Aging works in partnership with local and county governments and senior citizens. All services are available without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or handicap.

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