Mt. Carmel Rehabilitation and Nursing Center to host free community education series

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MANCHESTER, NH – Mt. Carmel Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is hosting a weekly series of presentations by community professionals on topics that will enable seniors and their families plan for future healthcare needs – and access the financial resources to meet those needs. All workshops will be held at 6 p.m. at the center, located at 235 Myrtle St. in Manchester.

July 11th • Family Love Letter – Financial Planning Workshop – Join Denise E. Petrin, AAMS, Financial Adviser with Wells Fargo, for a dynamic workshop reviewing the fundamentals of estate planning. Denise will walk you through the completion of a 38-page workbook for participants to store all valuable personal information in one place, in the event of a crisis for your family. This tool can be updated throughout the years.

July 18th • Estate Planning – Attorney Melissa Zani of SKlawyers will provide an explanation of Estate Planning, including the importance of having all of the legal documents put into place now to protect your legacy for your family and loved ones when you pass away.

July 25th • Pre-Paid Funerals – Michele Phaneuf Plasz of Phaneuf Funeral Homes will be discussing an array of funeral and cremation options so you can make these important decisions ahead of time. Medicaid – Join Mary Roberge, Business Office Assistant at Mt. Carmel, for a discussion of Medicaid as it relates to the long-term care setting, the application process, and commonly encountered misconceptions regarding this benefit.

Aug. 1st • Home Health/Hospices Services – Denise Rivard, LPN, BA, Nurse Liaison from Home Health & Hospice, will explain the differences between home health care services and hospice care, how to access each service, misconceptions regarding hospice care, and the role of Medicare coverage and limitations with each service.

Aug. 8th • Medicare – Alice Young from the Paige Insurance Agency will provide information regarding Medicare coverage, how to access this benefit, the various products available to consumers and understanding how to choose the one that meets.

Aug. 15th • Reverse Mortgage – Kathy Burns of Reverse Mortgage Funding, LLC will discuss the features of a reverse mortgage and how it can be a useful option for healthcare planning. Downsizing your home – Jazz Barnette, Jazz Personal Management, Christian Scott, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty-Metropolitan, will provide tips and strategies that can make this a smooth and successful transition.

Aug. 22nd • Long-Term Care Insurance – Michael Cianci, Saybrus Partners, will describe these financial products, how they have changed over the years to become a meaningful resource for healthcare planning, and the unique aspects of each type.

Aug. 29th • Elder Abuse – Rachel Lakin, Administrator for NH Adult Protective Services.

All presentations will be followed by light refreshments.

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