Aging in place safely: Free web conference coming up

Aging in place safely: Free web conference coming up

Many older adults want to continue living at home as long as possible, but  the effects of aging can sometimes make home an unsafe place to be.

A free web conference set for June 16 may help.

The National Private Duty Association is offering this web conference, called"Creating a Senior-Friendly Home to Help Your Parents Age in Place" at 7 p.m., CT.

It's free to everyone,  but pre-registration is required. Sign up at

Topics to be covered  include designing a home for senior safety and comfort, addressing changing health needs, appropriate furnishings and ambient technology.

"Aging in place is clearly more desirable for aging parents and their families," said Sheila McMackin, president of the National Private Duty Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to private pay home care providers.

"Most seniors want to remain living at home as long as possible. Practicing senior safety at home can accomplish a sense of independence and security for them and peace of mind for you. This program will provide caregivers with the knowledge to address safety and comfort issues."

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