Aging and I/DD: Planning for Growing Older

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Getting older and staying happy, healthy, and engaged takes planning!  Join the Center for Future Planning for a webinar on what successful aging for people with I/DD looks like.

Aging and I/DD: Planning for Growing Older

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern

As we grow older, we should continue to grow and develop our skills and interests, and we can continue to live well, happily, and healthfully. But, getting older also creates challenges that we should plan for. These challenges may include staying active and engaged, paying our expenses when we stop working, and addressing changes in body and mind. In addition, people should plan for how decisions will be made in this part of life and make sure that they have the skills and support they need to age successfully.

In this webinar, Dr. Kathie Bishop will review the aging process and discuss what successful aging looks like for people with I/DD. Kathie will address planning and skill-building to support people with complex medical needs and adults with I/DD who experience cognitive or functioning loss, possibly related to dementia. Dr. Bishop will also describe how people with I/DD and their families can work together to advocate to and with health care professionals to make sure that they receive needed medical care and that their wishes are carried out.

Age Groups
  • Adults
  • Seniors

Last Updated: 09/06/17