Saturday, October 31, 2009
The Grandmothers’ Roundtable will present a forum on "The Health of our Aging Population: Planning Ahead for Growing Older." The forum will begin at 7 p.m., Nov. 9, at the Walla Walla Community College Enology and Viticulture Center.
As the Grandmothers look at the health of the Valley, their forum will zero in on issues facing all of us as we age. What activities and services are available for seniors in our community? Are there eligibility requirements? Do you have a plan if an emergency should leave you unable to take care of yourself? Would you like to live at home or in an assisted living center or nursing home?
Panel members Mary Cleveland, program coordinator for the Office of Aging and Long Term Care; Mike Johnson, executive director of the Senior Center; and Chris Howard, Social worker for Walla Walla Community Hospice will discuss the programs and services offered by their organizations. Attorney Carol Jean Thompson will address legal issues.
Representatives from the Department of Human Services, Northwest Justice, Providence St. Mary Medical Center, the Red Cross, and Valley Transit will also be available. Susan Palmer, Chair of the Social Sciences Division at WWCC, will moderate.
The Grandmothers’ Roundtable is a nonpartisan organization focusing on issues in the Walla Walla Valley and on educating the public. Grandmothers’ Roundtable forums welcome all ages, genders, and political views.
For more information, contact Pat Yenney at 509-529-6505.