Date(s) & Time(s)::
June 6, 2012 at 1:00 PM
Location: Emeritus at Fort Wayne, 4730 State Blvd.
NATIONAL TALENT COMPETITION AND LONG-TERM CARE AWARENESS TOUR COMES TO EMERITUS AT FORT WAYNE ON JUNE 6
3IN4 NEED MORE AND ELDER CARE EXPERT DR. MARION CELEBRATE AGING AND SHARE PRACTICAL ADVICE TO PREPARE FOR LONG-TERM HEALTH NEEDS
The Fort Wayne leg of a nationwide senior talent competition and long-term care awareness tour is coming to Emeritus at Fort Wayne, a senior living community, on Wednesday, June 6 at 1 p.m.
Non-profit group 3in4 Association and its spokesperson, elder care expert & author Dr. Marion, recently partnered with Emeritus to launch the “Bring Your Talent” contest, a search to find America’s most talented seniors and caregivers. The winner will receive one free year of rent at any Emeritus community, with 11 runners-up each receiving one free week. The contest is part of the national 3in4 Need More campaign, an educational initiative to raise awareness about the need for Americans to better prepare for their long-term health care needs.
According to the US Department of Health & Human Services, nearly 70% of Americans over 65 will need some form of long-term care. Yet most are unprepared for its financial and emotional impact. Dr. Marion is driving across the US in the 3in4 Need More bus to give Americans a wake-up call to the realities of long-term care, and how they can better prepare for it. Her message is simple – she’s sending out an SOS:
S = SITUATION. It’s a fact: we're getting older and living longer than ever before. If you don't need long-term care, your parent, spouse, or other loved one might.
O = OPTIONS. Long-term care can take on many forms, all of which can cost into the thousands. Consider your options now so you won't be shocked later. Check the calculator at 3in4NeedMore.com to find long-term care costs in every state.
S = SOLUTIONS. Traditional insurance and Medicare will not cover most long-term care costs. Research alternatives - like financial planning, government support, family support, long-term care insurance, reverse mortgages, and more.
Dr. Marion will be at Emeritus at Fort Wayne to share her tips and advice – and to emcee an open call for auditions, inviting the most talented seniors and caregivers in the Fort Wayne area to showcase their abilities for a chance to win.
Can’t make it in person? Anyone across the country can enter via Facebook on the Emeritus Senior Living page. Visit www.FreeRentGiveaway.com for more information.
Dr. Marion’s talk starts at 1 p.m. at Emeritus at Fort Wayne, located at 4730 State Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46815. The talent auditions will immediately follow. To reserve a spot, or to interview Dr. Marion and/or the Emeritus Executive Director, please contact Bonnie Elliott at the community at 260-484-0308.
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