Successful Aging in Place: Assistive Technology for Increasing Independence in the Home

Successful Aging in Place: Assistive Technology for Increasing Independence in the Home
Would you like to live at home, as you age? Assistive technology devices can help older adults with getting
around, communicating, and handling routine tasks. Discuss how to implement assistive technology solutions
to address accessibility needs in each room of your home. Explore smart technologies for the home as well
as smartphone applications that can support maintaining independence. Learn about Montgomery County
resources that promote successful aging in place. This course is also suitable for caregivers and children of
aging parents. Maryland residents 60+ pay fee only.
Course: LLI351 4 Hours
15 + 30 fee = 45; NMR add 30
Structured Remote via Zoom
CRN#: 34618 2 Sessions Wednesdays
2/17-2/24 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Celene MoorerRegistration Process During COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, face-to-face registrations are not available until the restrictions are lifted.

If you are registering via mail: Please register as early as possible to allow time for your form to be received. Mail is picked up infrequently and is much slower than usual.

If you want to register online but have problems with the site: Please contact Customer Service 240-567-5188, who will walk you through the process, step by step.

Registration options:

Online: Please visit the link below for Registration Information (including links to detailed online registration instructions).

For assistance with online registration, please contact Customer Service 240-567-5188

Fax: Please fax completed registration form to 240-567-1877

Mail-In*:

Montgomery College

Workforce Development and Continuing Education

51 Mannakee Street

Campus Center Room 220

Rockville, Md 20850-1195

Click on this link to register:

https://www.montgomerycollege.edu/workforce-development-continuing-education/registration-information/index.html?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=1292021&utm_medium=email

 

Registration Process During COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, face-to-face registrations are not available until the restrictions are lifted.

 

If you are registering via mail: Please register as early as possible to allow time for your form to be received. Mail is picked up infrequently and is much slower than usual.

If you want to register online but have problems with the site: Please contact Customer Service 240-567-5188, who will walk you through the process, step by step.

 

Registration options:

Online: Please visit the link below for Registration Information (including links to detailed online registration instructions).

For assistance with online registration, please contact Customer Service 240-567-5188

Fax: Please fax completed registration form to 240-567-1877

Mail-In*:

Montgomery College

Workforce Development and Continuing Education

51 Mannakee Street

Campus Center Room 220

Rockville, Md 20850-1195

 

*Credit card is the preferred method of payment during COVID-19 due to limited access for bank deposits of checks)

 

Please register at least 3 days before the start of class to ensure your information is provided to your instructor. If you have not received your link by the day before the start of class, please contact our office immediately.

 

Registration information:

https://www.montgomerycollege.edu/workforce-development-continuing-education/registration-information/index.html?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=1292021&utm_medium=email

Living Peacefully with your Family as Your Parents Age

Love’s Way, a new book by Carolyn Parr and Sig Cohen, is the single best resource for aging peacefully that I know of. These two experienced mediators have written a practical and comprehensive guide for anyone conscious of moving from midlife autonomy to increasing interdependence with family or friends. As the subtitle suggests, it’s about “living peacefully with your family as your parents age.”

Carolyn, a local judge and long-time member of Festival Church, draws from her experience in Church of the Saviour as well as her legal practice. Her mediation partner, Sig Cohen, is a retired Foreign Service officer with a keen eye for family dynamics. By alternating chapters, they cover a broad range of issues, from emotional roadblocks and sibling rivalry to economic and legal matters. The personal stories make it accessible and engaging.

Here is the list of topics featured on the back cover:

  • How to address family issues such as unhealed sibling rivalries, parental favoritism, greed and secrecy
  • How to navigate all the necessary legal documents such as wills and powers of attorney
  • How to promote forgiveness in your family and in your own heart
  • How to speak truth in love to parents, siblings, and children
  • How to let go and heal any family rifts.

Love’s Way can be purchased at The Potter’s House, from Hendrickson Publishers, or ordered from other commercial websites.

-Marjory Zoet Bankson, Seekers Church

The Soul of Care: The Moral Education of a Husband and a Doctor

In his new book, Arthur Kleinman, a psychiatrist and medical anthropologist, describes the ten years he spent caring for his wife, who had early-onset Alzheimer’s. and navigating an often unfeeling health-care system on her behalf.  Despite the social isolation and stress he suffered, he also found fulfillment and beauty in the experience and wrote this book to comfort and educate family caregivers and clinicians.

To learn more about the book and read an excerpt, click on the following link:  https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/573438/the-soul-of-care-by-arthur-kleinman/