caregiverChances are that everyone will either provide long-term care to a loved one at some point or receive that care. When that happens, will you know what to do or how to find the resources you need?

The Tucker Civic Association and AARP Georgia will join forces on Sept. 19 to present “Caring for the Long Term.” The program will be offered at the Main Street Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church of Tucker, 2367 Main Street, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dinner will be served. The public is welcome. There is no fee to attend.

Questions that the program will address and answer include:

  • What are the chances you’ll need long-term care – or that a loved one will?
  • What/who are caregivers?
  • Do Medicare and Medicaid pay for long-term care?
  • What issues do caregivers – and the recipients of long-term care – face?

Leading the program will be AARP Georgia Executive Council Member Lois J. Ricci, Tucker resident and a geriatric nurse practitioner with a master’s degree in gerontology and nursing education and a doctorate in adult education. She has worked in the field of aging for over 30 years in both the hospital and academic settings. In her work with AARP Georgia, Ricci educates Georgians about caregiving and the many resources on aging available inside and outside AARP.

“Someday, we’ll all hopefully get older. AARP’s goal is to make sure that we get older, wiser, better,” Ricci said.

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