There are many resources and support networks available to older adults, but many may be unaware of these opportunities. Georgia's Newnan-Coweta Council on Aging hosted its third annual Senior-Boomer Healthy Aging Expo on October 30 with this in mind, The Times-Herald reports.
"We want to help people become aware and be more prepared," event organizer Lizbeth Andrew told the news provider. "We want to help guide them in the right direction."
She suggested that most baby boomers and seniors aren't properly informed about the resources at their disposal until there's a crisis. The expo appears to be a way to make sure that older adults are knowledgeable about these services before an emergency.
Some of the services which were featured were investment, nutrition, wellness and adult daycare. Free health screenings and flu shots were also available and more practical tips were giving that involved elder law, insurance and home medical alerts.
Medical alert systems can be very useful for those who are looking to age at home safely and independently. Seniors can use these devices to instantly send a personal emergency response message to caregivers or doctors if they are in need of assistance.