Age Friendly Fairfax Forum
Open to all adults Facilitator: Jody Timms and invited guest speakers
Fourth Friday 1-2pm Fairfax Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
FREE and open to all
January 25: "Aging in Place with Grace" Have you thought about your most, and least, preferred scenarios for how you’d like your later years to unfold? What would best support your health and personal care, finances, transportation needs, living situation, etc. Thinking and planning ahead will help you control or manage the choices and decisions you do have as you age.
February 22: "Fire, Ambulance and Police Services" Handling medical or disaster emergencies when you are overwhelmed or possibly ill can be a real challenge. Come hear from trusted first responders on when it's appropriate (and why) to call 911, and what to expect. If an evacuation is needed due to a disaster (a fast moving fire for instance), how would you be notified and how can you be ready to go if that is mandated.
Special Addition 2-4pm "Age Well / Drive Smart" You are a good driver, but as you age you may begin to experience functional changes or medical conditions that can affect your ability to drive safely. The good news is you have the ability to change your driving habits or take other corrective steps that can allow you to stay safe on the road. Join CHP Officer Andrew Barclay for this senior driver awareness class.
March 22: "Are My Ducks in a Row? Part One: Wills and Trusts" You’ve heard it’s important to have a will or a trust. What are these documents and why do they matter? Join us for a discussion of legal documents to express your wishes for how your finances will be handled if you become ill or after your death. Planning now can give you peace of mind and avoid hassle, heartache and costs later. Come learn basics of estate planning from local attorney, Lisa Fialco.
Special 5th Friday Forum 1-4pm March 29: "Resources for Veterans" Veteran volunteer, Mark Seely, will be available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss such issues as health, disability compensation, vocational rehabilitation and employment, education and training and VA life insurance.
April 26: "Are All My Ducks in a Row? Part Two: Conversations & Documents for Medical Planning" Now is the best time to learn the options and issues you’ll need to address in your later years regarding your health. Beginning with a heart to heart conversation with yourself and your family will greatly support the process of getting prepared and then moving on to your paperwork, including having an Advance Directive for Healthcare, a POLST, and making final arrangements.
May 24: "Ready. Set. Go. Preparing for Fire, Flood, Earthquake" Your life could depend on being organized and ready should an unwelcome disaster come your way. Thinking and moving as quickly as possible under pressure takes advanced preparation. Get the best advice available, especially geared for older adults, and learn those critical tips to keep you safe if trouble comes knocking at your door.
Special 5th Friday Forum 1-3pm May 31: "Age Well / Drive Smart" You are a good driver, but as you age you may begin to experience functional changes or medical conditions that can affect your ability to drive safely. The good news is you have the ability to change your driving habits or take other corrective steps that can allow you to stay safe on the road. Join CHP Officer Andrew Barclay for this senior driver awareness class.
June 28: "Getting Around in Marin" What are all the transportation options available for older adults? We'll learn about the travel navigators and services offered by Marin Access, including paratransit and taxi services; also rides programs available from Marin Villages and Whistlestop; Golden Gate local bus services; Clipper cards; ride-sharing with Lyft and Uber, car-sharing, etc.
Ask an Expert: Come to the Fairfax Library early, at 12:30 pm, on the 4th Friday of the each month to meet with a task force member if you have questions or concerns about resources for older adults in Marin. Handouts, brochures and information are available just prior to the forum on transportation, housing, Medicare, aging at home, Ross Valley Villages, hospice, driving, memory issues, etc.