SMART AGING: WHAT DO I DO?

OSH 516 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English
Locations:

Course description: Almost half of all U.S. adults are single and many others are “childless couples” which means they have the same issue as they grow old—They will be on their own.  Challenges include help with routine daily living tasks such as: managing household and routine financial issues, locating help after being sick or infirmed, housing choices, driving and transportation, finding advocates, identity theft, scams and fraud, getting documents in order, hoarding, and technology for seniors and more. This course will identify issues that must be addressed in a “go-it-alone” plan and how to navigate the landscape.  There will be exercises to determine if this type of plan will work and what to do now to prepare and plan for that day.

Week 1

Overview of issues to consider for singles and childless couples to enable them to age well. Aging in place vs. alternative housing options.

Week 2

Understanding and managing identify theft, scams and fraud.

Week 3

Types and use of “high tech” – and “low tech” options to maximize daily living.

Week 4

Finding advocates, powers of attorney, healthcare surrogates.

Week 5

Preparing your plan for the future.

Week 6

Polishing your plan and summary of ways of using what you have learned for your benefit.

 

Instructor: Ms. Corrine Markey

This course is available as part of the following:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
These courses and programs are available at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Membership is required. Our classes take place in Lau Founders Hall, 1550 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33146 unless otherwise noted below.

OLLI 2019-2020 Membership is required to take this course and will be added to your cart upon enrollment. If you already have purchased a membership, you will not be charged for this membership.
OLLI 2019-2020 Membership Added to cart upon enrollment.
Starts: 8/1/2019 Ends: 7/31/2020
$45