The Columbia County Office for the Aging is offering a new program for caregivers of seniors. In addition, older relatives, including parents, age 55 and older, providing care to adults ages 18-59 with disabilities are also eligible. The Legal Education and Caregiver Consultation Program is a FREE program that will provide information to caregivers on legal issues and concerns (such as wills, POA’s, trusts, guardianship, MOLST forms, etc.) related to the seniors they care for, as well as providing individual and or group counseling. Counseling will be given to caregivers to assist them in making decisions and solving problems relating to their care giving roles. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Parkinson’s or any progressive disease, the time for legal and financial planning is now.
As of the 2016 Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act, the following specific populations of caregivers are eligible to receive services:
* Adult family members or other informal caregivers age 18 and older providing care to individuals 60 years of age and older
* Adult family members or other informal caregivers age 18 and older providing care to individuals of any age with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders
* Older relatives (not parents) age 55 and older providing care to children under the age of 18; and
* Older relatives, including parents, age 55 and older providing care to adults ages 18-59 with disabilties
Rosalee Charpentier, Esq., will hold a FREE educational session at the Columbia County Office For The Aging, 325 Columbia Street, Hudson, on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 4:00pm-5:00pm. Attendees desiring FREE individual or group counseling may schedule a FREE follow up appointment to meet with Ms. Charpentier at the Columbia County Office for the Aging on Wednesday, January 23rd between the hours of 4:00pm and 6:00pm.
Registration is suggested. Please call the Office for the Aging at 518-828-4258 to register or for more information.