Aging in Place: Health Care Options for Seniors

Saturday, June 29, 10 am-12 noon

As part of an ongoing program to help seniors cope with the challenges of aging, the Williamsburg Council on Aging will hold a community conversation on health care options at the Williamsburg Senior Center, 141 Main St., Haydenville. The program will feature speakers from Cooley Dickinson Health Care as well as the Hilltown Consortium of COAs.

Priscilla Ross, RN, executive director of Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice, will discuss the spectrum of health care for elders ranging from home care and rehab to palliative care and hospice. Dr. Paul Jodka, director of the Cooley Dickinson palliative care program, will further explain the difference between palliative care and hospice services. Small groups will offer participants the opportunity to share in a more personal way their questions and concerns. Deborah Hollingworth of the Hilltown Consortium will address costs of health care.

The program is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the Williamsburg Senior Center at 413-268-8407.