iStock_000014339594SmallRecent reports state that six in 10 women are unsure how they will pay for long-term care. By learning about long-term care options, women can take steps today that may help them live better in the future. AARP helps Georgia women take charge of the decisions affecting their lives by hosting a Decide. Create. Share.℠ workshop on Thursday, August 14, from 10am-12pm at the KROC Center, 1833 Broad Street, Augusta. The session is in conjunction with Central Savanah River Area (CSRA) and AAA.

Decide. Create. Share.℠ is designed to help women in their 40s, 50s and 60s take immediate steps so they will be adequately prepared for a safe, healthy, and secure tomorrow. Long-term care is day-to-day help for people with illnesses, disabilities, or other conditions that last a long time. Some people may need long-term care for several months; others, for years or a lifetime. The best time for Georgians to plan for long-term care is long before you need it.

“A common distraction is the assumption that they can’t afford or participate in long-term planning,” says Charima Young, AARP Georgia Associate State Director – Community Outreach, who will lead the Augusta Decide.Create.Share. session. “AARP Georgia wants to impart that educating yourself today can help provide you and your loved ones a little more peace of mind about the future.”

During the workshop session, women will discuss where they see themselves in the future and learn that a comprehensive plan includes your home, health, finances, and legal wishes. They are encouraged to share their decisions with other loved ones so their long-term preferences are known.

For more information about the AARP Decide. Create. Share. ℠ program, visit https://decidecreateshare.org/. To register for the session, contact Jeanette Cummings at jcummings@csrarc.ga.gov or 706-210-2013. For volunteer opportunities with AARP Georgia, please contact 866-295-7281.

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