Senior care event seeks to improve awareness of options

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Approximately 80,000 Oklahomans are age 60 or older, and it can be scary to identify options if you or a loved one starts finding it difficult to live at home alone. Care Providers Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Department of Human Services are partnering for a one day event, “The Journey to Senior Care: A Community Awareness Event.”

Open to the public, this event will increase awareness about navigating the journey to senior care. Topics include eligibility criteria for ADvantage, the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services waiver program, as well as State Plan Personal Care and Long-Term Care options. Numerous community-based resources for the aging will also be shared with attendees.

“It’s never too early to start planning what you or your family will do as you get older,” said Justin Brown, DHS director. “This event will not only help those who are looking to meet current needs, but also for those who seek more information about the options available to meet future needs related to aging.”

The event will be held Saturday, September 21, from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Oklahoma History Center located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. Seats are limited and registration is required. Visit to reserve your seat at this informative opportunity and learn from experts in the field of aging.

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