Senior Housing Education Series

May 09th 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Shakopee Community Center - 1255 Fuller St South, Shakopee, MN

Senior Housing Education Series
Every Thursday, May 9-June 27
4-5 p.m.

Shakopee Community Center
Community Room
1255 Fuller St South
Shakopee, MN

Fee Options:
$10 / 8-week series
(Program Code: CD 5091)
or $2 per session – see code by session title


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May 9th
Housing Options for 55+
Program Code: CD 509
Presented by: Becky Lund with Edina Realty. Leaving your forever home might be intimidating but yet you know it’s time for a change. Where do you begin? Learn more about senior housing options… Discover the importance of establishing a strategy for a future move…and understand the art of timing when selling your home.

May 16th
Does the Thought of Downsizing and Moving Overwhelm You?
Program Code: CD 516
Presented by: Jill Freeman with Gentle Transitions. Jill Freeman will be presenting educational tips to help those considering an upcoming move or who would like to declutter for the future. From downsizing, sorting, getting rid of the excess, to packing, unpacking and resettling, you will gain valuable knowledge and a multitude of resources to get through the process “gently”.

May 23rd
Simple Technologies That Can Change Your Life
Program Code: CD 523
Presented by Kate Ingalls-Maloney from Augustana Care Learning Lab for Eldercare Technologies. Enjoy an overview of various aging technology devices to support you within the home. We will demonstrate several technologies in each of 5 general categories – Health, Safety, Social, Education and Environmental, including our Robot.

May 30th
Homecare: Choices, choices… but what’s Covered by Medicare
Program Code : CD 530
Presented by Laura Warhol from Interim Healthcare. Find out what benefits are covered by Medicare: how long can homecare services last; a brief overview of DME (durable medical equipment) coverage. Plus, we’ll sort out personal care and support services, and decipher the licenses for senior housing and care.

June 6th
Taking Care of the Caregiver
Program Code: CD 606
Presented by Rev. Arlen Solem from Emerald Crest. As the number of persons with Alzheimer’s and related dementia increases worldwide so does the number of caregivers caring for them. Discuss the importance of taking time to care for yourself as a caregiver and guide you to resources and services in the community that you may want to add to your caregiving tool box.

June 13th
Life Care Planning– HC Directive, POA & Living Will Documents
Program Code: CD 613
Presented by Jessica Lindstrom from Long, Reher, Hanson, Price. Join us for an informative presentation by one of the state’s leading elder law firms on what important documents you should have in place for yourself and your loved ones if you are the main caregiver. The speaker will focus on health care directives, power of attorneys and a living will document.

June 20th
Hospice 101: Who, What, When, Where, Why?
Program Code: CD 620
Presented by Dan Dias from Grace Hospice. Designed to be an ‘open forum discussion of the “if” word hospice. What is it? Who pays for it? Who should I call? Where is it provided? When should I talk about it? Why do I need it? Learn more so you can take the mystery out of the “H” word.

June 27th
Estate and Funeral Planning
Program Code: CD 627
Presented by Barb Brekke from McNearny & Schmidt Funeral Home. Jump start your New Year’s Resolutions by attending this 90-minute program and learn more about Legal Tools, Medical Assistance, Advanced Funeral Planning and more. Local Attorney, Barb Brekke will address estate planning and medical assistance guidelines.

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or 952-233-9516.

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They call them houses, because that is how it feels, like your home. The activities keep the residents in each house busy every day. My family couldn't be happier with the choice we made to move our mother to Emerald Crest Shakopee.  We feel confident that our mom is cared for and safe.

— Bruce, son of resident