On Friday February 8, there will be a very meaningful symposium on caregiving and aging at Huguley Fitness Amphitheater 11801 S Freeway Burleson.
There will be a broad spectrum of topics discussed by expert speakers. They will include managing the healthcare maze, legal and financial information, home and healthcare assessments, mental fitness and caring for the caregiver.
This free seminar will run from 9-noon with registration at 8:30 a.m. There will be a small breakfast served. This event is sponsored by Meals on Wheels of Johnson and Ellis County, Huguley Memorial Hospital and Hale Law Firm.
You may register online athttp://www.servomgthechildrenofyesterday.org
Here are some interesting facts about aging
Did you know that only five percent of people over 65 are in nursing homes. Men live with their significant other and women prefer to live alone.
Eighty percent of those over 65 will have at least one long lasting ailment or disease, heart problems, arthritis, or osteoporosis for example.
The number of women over 65 outweighs men 100-69. Nearing 85 or older the number is 100-39.
Ninety six percent of retired people (65 and over) are on Medicaid.
The current life expectancy age is now 77.
One in ten of the elderly are abused by their caregiver either physically or emotionally.