On Tuesday at 2 p.m. the Aging Services Network will host a presentation by Todd Thomas, Legal Assistance of Western New York. Thomas will be discussing senior planning as it related to health care, power of attorney, and guardianship, as well as briefly on wills. This meeting will be hosted at the Rosch Activity Center on the Lutheran campus, 184 Aldren Ave., Jamestown.
Aging Services Network was formed to gather and better prepare the professionals working with Americans over the age of 65 to share knowledge, resources and best practices so they may better serve their clients, friends, residents, volunteers or neighbors. Aging Services Network is that informal gathering of professionals serving the senior population within Chautauqua County. There is not a membership fee and meetings are held quarterly.
Meetings may be scheduled at different times to adapt for special speakers. The meeting locations are changeable, meeting at different agencies to accommodate everyone countywide and encourage attendance. The meetings are held at senior centers, senior living complexes, or agencies serving seniors. The meetings are not only for professionals working with seniors, as the residents or individuals of wherever we meet are always invited and encouraged to attend as they always offer some great insight. Each meeting hosts a speaker. Each presentation instructs about a relevant, specific, senior topic with the speaker sharing their expertise in their designated field. The formal instruction is followed by refreshments, two door prizes, plus time dedicated to agency sharing. Everyone tells of their own agency's special event or share information about opportunities beneficial to seniors. All correspondence concerning meeting times and schedules are all handled via email.
Pictured above are Aging Services Network officers. From left are Pat Truax Spitale, secretary-treasurer; Karen Lucks and Debbie Basile, co-presidents.
Future speakers are:
July 16: Cindy Aronson, trainer specializing in communication and organizational development, Bemus Point United Methodist Church, 4954 Bemus-Ellery Road, 2 p.m.
Oct. 15: William Tucker, executive director, American Red Cross of Southwestern New York on disaster preparedness, Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court, 2 p.m.
For more information on the Aging Services Network of Chautauqua County, contact co-presidents Debbie Basile at 665-8039 or Karen Lucks at 665-4899 or secretary/treasurer Pat Truax Spitale at 661-8941.