Washington panel discusses how you can help aging family members

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WASHINGTON, Ill. – When you have aging parents or have to become a caregiver for a loved one, it can be emotionally and physically overwhelming, but luckily there’s a local group hoping to help. 

On Thursday an interactive panel gathered in Washington to talk about the many resources available for people in Central Illinois.

“Theres a lot of resources in our community,” said Lisa Friedrich Owner of Silver Evolutions. “We are very fortunate in Central Illinois, its just some of those resources people aren’t aware of, so what we are trying to do is make people aware.”

Panelists gathered at the Crossroads United Methodist Church in Washington to teach others how to help family members.

“When you are a caregiver you are often thrust into the situation without any planning and you feel like you’re sinking sometimes,” said Friedrich.

Organizers talked about estate planning, protecting assests, financial solutions and other resources for senior adults in the community.

“I’m hoping that the people who came tonight are going to walk away feeling more confident that they are able to manage the different situations that come with navigating the care of an aging loved one,” said Nicole Miller, Financial Advisor.

Leaders say this is one of many events they will host for people who wish to learn more.

If you want to get involved contact 4pros4you@gmail.com.

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