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 If you face the challenges of care giving for a loved one, don’t miss Newsradio 1080 KRLD’s Second ‘Sandwich Generation’ Forum & Resource Expo presented by Humana.
We’ll give you the advice, solutions, compassion, and community you need to make the rights decision for you and your loved ones. Join us for a wonderful day of information and conversation as we address the issues facing today’s sandwich generation.

SEMINARS INCLUDE (Time tba) :

Caring for the Caregiver
Providing care to a family member or friend can be a positive and rewarding experience. Humana recognizes the physical, emotional and financial demands of caregiving can be overwhelming and stressful. Come learn about resources and programs available to help you and the 3.4 million other caregivers in Texas, including information about Medicare and places to go for assistance. Also, learn how Humana is fighting to improve laws to support Texas caregivers. Presented by Humana.

Managing Medications
How to simplify prescriptions and manage costs to give you and your loved one peace of mind – The importance of medication management cannot be overstated, especially among people who often take multiple medications simultaneously to treat different conditions and symptoms. While we have quickly become used to the idea of our aging parents taking more and more vitamins and pills each day, polypharmacy has a number of potential health hazards, including overmedication and dangerous drug interactions. Humana pharmacists share real world solutions to help manage refills and coordinate multiple medications so that they are taken as prescribed. Over 18 million ER visits are attributed to the incorrect use of medications. Improve medication adherence, safety and learn ways to lower your medication costs. Presented by Humana.

Medicare 101
There are four major parts to Medicare to choose from which provide you with a variety of coverage options for hospital visits, prescriptions and more. Do you know the difference between the “parts” of Medicare — Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D? Let us help you understand the many important facts you need to know about Medicare to make sure you get the most out of your Medicare plans and benefits. It is important to know what your options are. Presented by Humana.

Veterans
Veterans, Your Medicare Options – What you need to know to make an knowledgeable choice as a Veteran. This educational presentation includes an overview of Medicare and how Medicare impacts the various healthcare benefits available to Veterans and/or their dependents (such as VA Healthcare, Tricare For Life, and CHAMPVA). Presented by Humana.

Housing
This panel will consist of leading experts in the sale of existing homes, the downsizing (getting rid) of personal property, moving, available housing options and even the use of annuity products to make some option more affordable than one might think. Presented by Whatley Wilcox

Special Needs – Kids aren’t the only ones
A forward-thinking discussion about the things that every family with intellectual or developmental disabilities should be doing – right now! Panelists will touch on powers of attorney, guardianships, use of insurance and annuities to fund special needs trust and how you can “have your cake and eat it too” when it comes to government benefits and private assets. Presented by Whatley Wilcox

Getting Older
Panelist will cover the entire spectrum of elder issue – legal considerations, financial concerns, emotional aspects and even how family dynamics can expand or limit your choices. It’s a great way to spend a few minutes learning answers to questions that you haven’t even thought of yet. Presented by Whatley Wilcox

Special Needs – Kids aren’t the only ones
This panel will provide an in-depth look at Medicaid in Texas, the VA’s Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit, as well as insurance and annuity products that can cover the high cost of long term care for many individuals up to the age of 85. Presented by Whatley Wilcox

Essential Planning
This workshop will cover documents needed to navigate on behalf of someone plus creative ideas and tools to pay for long-term care so that the money does not run out. The purpose is to avoid mistakes that are made on behalf of a loved one when planning and paying for his or her care. Proactive planning vs. reactive planning is crucial for families taking on the role of caregiver. Presented by Mark Pruitt

Financial Fraud
Scams frauds and cons can happen to anyone, but seniors are especially vulnerable. They most likely have a nest egg, own their home and have excellent credit. Their generation was raised to be polite and trusting. Combined, that leaves them the perfect target. Learn about the most popular scans and get tips on how you and your family members can avoid being victimized. Presented by Hammerle Finley Law

Sensogram, Vital Band
Sensogram’s VitalBand is the first ever fully automatic fall detection smart watch. VitalBand monitors heart rate, respiration rate, provides automatic emergency call out and texts, tracks activity levels, measures calories burned, and is easily programmable for alerts and reminders. Experts will demonstrate a fall and emergency call out and provide attendees with a peace of mind that their loved ones will be safer when wearing the VitalBand watch. Presented by Sensogram

Essential Long Term Planning
This workshop will cover documents needed to navigate on behalf of someone plus creative ideas and tools to pay for long-term care so that the money does not run out. The purpose is to avoid mistakes that are made on behalf of a loved one when planning and paying for his or her care. Proactive planning vs. reactive planning is crucial for families taking on the role of caregiver. Presented by Mark Pruitt

Aging shouldn’t have to hurt
We all have a singular focus: to help our loved ones live the most independent life possible. Fulfilling this is different for every individual. Consider an individual’s physical and cognitive abilities, their financial situation and most importantly, their wishes and desires. Create a Life Map, filled with specific recommendations to address the individual’s short-term and long-term needs. Presented by IKOR Global

A Parent’s Guide: A Life Planning Overview
Navigating what comes after high school can be difficult for a typical family, navigating what comes after high school for a family with a special needs loved one can be especially challenging. At the Sandwich Generation, For Families of Special Needs will be reviewing the introductory steps to creating a life plan for your special needs child. You will learn about some of the social supports and benefits available, programs that can help your family transition as well information about the legal and financial pieces that are necessary when making these plans. In addition to the transition plan, For Families of Special Needs will introduce you to some of the nuances of estate planning with a special needs child. Presented by For Families of Special Needs

Medicare 101 (Spanish)
There are four major parts to Medicare to choose from which provide you with a variety of coverage options for hospital visits, prescriptions and more. Do you know the difference between the “parts” of Medicare — Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D? Let us help you understand the many important facts you need to know about Medicare to make sure you get the most out of your Medicare plans and benefits. It is important to know what your options are. Presented by Humana

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
For centuries, we have known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Presented by Greater Dallas Alzheimer’s Association

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Sponsors: Humana, Whatley Wilcox PLLC, Next Day Access, Hammerle Finley, Ikor, Total Hearing Care, Granny Nannies, Outreach Home Care, Dallas Parks & Recreation.

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