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Vail Daily column: Event offers information for seniors

Judson Haims
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Getting older is not easy.

On July 31, please join us for the Preventative and Planning Symposium. This symposium will be free and open to the public, and it will take place at Battle Mountain High School. Local medical providers and financial experts will educate Eagle County residents such topics as:

• How staying healthy will assist our seniors live independently and longer rewarding lives.

• What those of us in our 40s, 50s and 60s can do to better assure ourselves we will be able live longer more physically active lives.

• New technologies and procedures available within our community — fewer trips to Denver!

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• Retirement planning.

We have some fabulous medical providers here in our mountain community. The chance to hear them speak about their practices, research they are conducting and new technologies and services they provide does not happen often. Join us as we hear from:

• Dr Aki Al-Zubaidi, of Advanced Pulmonary Medicine.

• Dr. David Miller, of High Mountain Brain and Spinal Surgery Center.

• Dr. Kate Skaggs, of Vail Valley Gynecology.

• Drs. Matthew Ehrlich and Jason Larsen, of the Eye Center of the Rockies.

• Dr. Thos Evans, of The Steadman Clinic.

• Gentian Nuzzo, a physical therapist with Axis Sports Medicine.

Following the doctors, we will have the opportunity to hear from a number of service providers who will inform us about how and where to get educational information concerning resources for meeting the needs of our elder loved ones, assisting ourselves and elder loved ones with retirement planning, and saving and planning for retirement.

Not a week goes by without a number of people calling me personally, in addition to at the office, inquiring about how and what can be done to help them when they have to travel to see their elder parents. The Preventative and Planning Symposium will provide education on what can be done to ensure our elder loved ones are successfully taking care of themselves and staying healthy.

Speakers will also provide insight and education so you can help your aging parents get the assistance they need without burning through not only their own savings but your savings, too.

Carly Rietmann and Pat Nolan, of Eagle County Healthy Aging, will share information on resources that are offered in our county.

Chris Murray, of Edward Jones, will provide information on developing customized short and longterm investment strategies based on your personal goals and financial abilities.

Genworth Financial will provide information about longterm care insurance and explain how this specific type of insurance can assist in providing funding when you may not be able to do some of the basic activities of daily living by yourself.

This is a unique opportunity to meet and ask questions of local providers. So that we make sure we have enough seating, food and beverages, please RSVP at http://www.wshc,net. Space is limited.

Judson Haims is the owner of Visiting Angels Home Care in Eagle County. For more information, go to or call 970-328-5526.

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