Advanced Aging & Care Planning Series

Free Limited Series: Advanced Aging & Care Planning

East Pierce Fire & Rescue offers six sessions as part of a limited series to help family members navigate complex topics and overwhelming tasks many people face when caring for aging family members. We’ll help equip caregivers with helpful tools and strategies to make the care planning process more successful and less stressful.

All sessions are free and occur on the third Tuesday from 10 a.m. – Noon beginning June through November 2024 at alternating East Pierce fire stations with the option to attend in-person or virtually.

View the series schedule in the session descriptions below.

SESSION 1: Do's & Don'ts for Elder and Aging Care Planning

Date: June 18, 2024
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Location: Station 118
10105 24th St E, Edgewood, WA 98371
Session Description

Planning for the care of aging family members can feel overwhelming even to the most capable individuals. Come hear some practical strategies to make care planning more successful and less stressful.

Sessions are held in-person with the options of attending virtually. Please click HERE to join the webinar.

View the 2024 session 1 slideshow presentation HERE.

For questions, contact Jen Killion at 253-447-3511 or jkillion@eastpiercefire.org.

 

2023 Session Resources
Download 2023 session slideshow presentation HERE.

SESSION 2: Keep it Legal!

Date: July 16, 2024
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Location: Station 111/Headquarters

18421 Veterans Memorial Dr E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391

Session Description
Understanding and preparing legal documents for decision-making – come learn about the different types of legal documents for decision-making, including Financial and Health Care Powers-Of-Attorney, Advance Directives, and POLST forms.

Sessions are held in-person with the option of attending virtually. Plese click HERE to join the webinar.

For questions, contact Jen Killion at 253-447-3511 or jkillion@eastpiercefire.org.

 

2023 Session Resources
View 2023 session recording HERE.
Download 2023 session slideshow presentation HERE.
Resources referenced during the 2023 session:

SESSION 3: Preventing & Recovering from Scams, Fraud, and Identity Theft

Date: August 20, 2024
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Location: Station 118
10105 24th St E, Edgewood, WA 98371


Session Description
Discover how to identify and avoid scams and fraud so that you do not fall prey to financial harm, including identity theft.

Sessions are held in-person with the option of attending virtually. Plese click HERE to join the webinar.

For questions, contact Jen Killion at 253-447-3511 or jkillion@eastpiercefire.

 

2023 Session Resources
View 2023 session recording HERE.
Download 2023 session slideshow presentation HERE.

SESSION 4: Solving the Mysteries of Medicare and Medicaid

Date: September 17, 2024
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Location: Station 118

10105 24th St E, Edgewood, WA 98371

Session Description
Although often mistaken for one another, Medicare and Medicaid are important for all of us to understand as unique types of health insurance which provide benefits to millions of seniors and disabled persons.

Sessions are held in-person with the option of attending virtually. Plese click HERE to join the webinar.

For questions, contact Jen Killion at 253-447-3511 or jkillion@eastpiercefire.

 

2023 Session Resources
View 2023 session recording HERE.
Download 2023 session slideshow presentations from MEDICARE HERE and MEDICAID HERE.
Download 2023 session handouts referenced during the introduction HERE.

SESSION 5: Caring for the Caregiver

Date: October 15, 2024
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Location: Station 111/Headquarters Station

18421 Veterans Memorial Dr E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391

Session Description
Millions of Americans work as unpaid caregivers to friends and family members in need daily. Come learn about the physical and mental stressors experienced by these caregivers and discover practical steps that they can take to help them improve their overall well-being.

Sessions are held in-person with the option of attending virtually. Plese click HERE to join the webinar.

For questions, contact Jen Killion at 253-447-3511 or jkillion@eastpiercefire.

 

2023 Session Resources
Download 2023 slideshow presentation HERE.
2023 session recording is not available.

SESSION 6: Understanding Palliative Care and Hospice

Date: November 19, 2024
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Location: Station 111/Headquarters Station

18421 Veterans Memorial Dr E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391

Session Description
An overview of palliative care and hospice services to help you better understand their function and be able to make informed decisions for you or your loved ones.

Sessions are held in-person with the option of attending virtually. Plese click HERE to join the webinar.

For questions, contact Jen Killion at 253-447-3511 or jkillion@eastpiercefire.

 

2023 Session Resources
View 2023 session recording HERE.
Download 2023 slideshow presentation HERE.
Download handouts referenced during the session HERE.