The mission of Hope Connections is to help people with cancer and their loved ones deal with the emotional and physical impact of cancer through participation in professionally facilitated programs of emotional support, education, wellness, and hope.
The organization, which is located in Bethesda, offers support groups for people with cancer and their caregivers; educational workshops with top oncology professionals; stress reduction and nutrition classes; and opportunities for people affected by cancer to connect with and support each other.
To learn more about Hope connections, click on the following link: https://hopeconnectionsforcancer.org/
This article by Tamara Sussman is titled “To die well, we must talk about death before the end of life.”
Research shows that as many as one third of seriously ill, hospitalized older people are receiving invasive treatments they don’t want at end-of-life, because no one has talked to them about their wishes for future care. Sussman’s team has prepared pamphlets designed to stimulate advance health care planning conversations. To learn more, click on the following link:
The District of Columbia Council of the Blind (DCCB) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, membership in which is open to blind, visually impaired and sighted individuals. It advocates for full independence and equality of opportunity for all blind and visually impaired residents of the nation’s capital and surrounding metropolitan areas. To accomplish this, it investigates both governmental and private services that may benefit its clientele. In addition, it seeks to sponsor cultural, educational and athletic activities of interest to its members and to inform the public about sight loss. Its members also provide mutual encouragement and support through social interaction.
To visit the website, click on the following link: http://dccounciloftheblind.org/
The National Center on Elder Abuse is part o the U.S. Administration on Aging. It disseminates information, gathers statistics, and funds research on elder mistreatment. Its website is packed with information on elder mistreatment and it has a long list of free publications. To go to the website, click on the following link: https://ncea.acl.gov/
To see a list of nearby assisted living facilities compiled by Senior Advisor (senioradvisor.com), click on the following link: https://www.senioradvisor.com/silver-spring-md/assisted-living
To learn more about this program and how to apply for it, click on the following link: https://www.habitatmm.org/homeownership/home-repair/home-repair-program/
For more information and an application form, click on the following link: https://www.habitatmm.org/homeownership/home-repair/aging-in-place/
the Montgomery College Institute for Lifelong Learning (http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/wdce/ce/lifelonglearning.html) offers a number of courses on financial planning that help participants plan their financial futures. Courses include:
- Health care insurance for retirement
- The Thrift Savings Plan for federal employees and retireees
- Maximizing Social Security Benefits
- Probate in Maryland: An overview for executors-to-be
- Protecting your hard-earned money (avoiding fraud)
- Retirement distribution strategies
- Retirement planning today
- Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and ETFs explained
- Wills and estates
Students 60 and over are eligible for reduced tuition.