Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties and Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie are co-sponsoring an Aging Symposium from 9 a.m.-noon Friday, Oct. 25 at the Midlothian Conference Center. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

There is no charge for this event, and caregivers, senior adults and professionals are invited to come out to gain more insight about the Affordable Care Act, as well as receive other pertinent information.

Community Development Coordinator for Meals-on-Wheels Lisa Deese said experts in their fields will be discussing topics such as Understanding the Affordable Care Act, Legal Issues, Medication Misuse in Older Adults, Hoarding Among Seniors and Caring for the Caregiver.

In addition to outstanding speakers, local service providers will be available to discuss specific needs for the caregiving and senior communities.

‘We are excited to be able to offer such valuable and needed education to our community,” Deese said.  “We look forward to this being a dynamic event.”

Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties began its Caregiver Education program, alongside the other services it provides to the community, more than five years ago in response to the growing need for elderly services in the community.  Nationwide, more than 50 million people are caring for their loved ones themselves, versus placing them in a nursing or care facility which is very expensive.

Everyone wanting to be a part of this year’s event is encouraged to register online at servingthechildrenofyesterday.org. For more information about this event or Meals-on-Wheels’ services, call 817-558-2840 or visit   www.servingthechildrenofyesterday.org.

Meals-on-Wheels is a community benefit organization serving the homebound elderly and disabled residents of Johnson and Ellis Counties.  

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