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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (Sept. 21, 2018) – The 2018 Senior Resource Summit – What Seniors, Families & Caregivers Need to Know, will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Town of Mount Pleasant Thomasena Stokes-Marshall Senior Center at 840 Von Kolnitz Road.The purpose of the Senior Resource Summit is to bring awareness and provide information to our growing senior citizen population, their family members and caregivers.“Whether you are planning for your future, dealing with the many challenges of getting older, helping a senior family member or someone else, come join us for a wealth of information and resources to help empower you and your family,” said event committee member Laura Rayl. “Our goal is to address the growing needs of our aging senior population.”A panel of experts will be available to discuss and share information designed to enable seniors and their family members to better understand the scope of services provided by area agencies and organizations.Members of the panel will focus on scams, frauds and Smart 911 resources. There will also be several breakout sessions throughout the day focusing on legal conservatorships, guardianships and medical issues, Resources 101, and Medicare vs. Medicaid.More than 40 service providers will be available throughout the day to provide information and
educational exhibits. They will cover topics ranging from affordable housing, non-medical home care, home health, hospice, transportation, legal, financial services, senior employment, home repairs/transitions, VA resources, and more.East Cooper Medical Center will provide on-site flu shots to anyone who presents their
identification and Medicare/insurance cards. East Cooper Medical Center also will provide several health screenings such as heart rate, blood pressure, cholesterol, strength and balance, and Walgreens will offer medications reviews.Major sponsors for the 2018 Senior Resource Summit: The Town of Mount Pleasant, East Cooper Medical Center, Trident Area Agency on the Aging, Hospice of Charleston and Gentiva Home Health.Other sponsors include: All About Seniors Resource Directory, Thomasena Stokes-Marshall Senior Center Association, Town of Mount Pleasant Police Department, City of Charleston, McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation, Charleston Probate Courts, National Aging in Place Council, Lowcountry Senior Network, Chick-Fil-A, Jimmy John’s, Atlanta Bread Company, The Palms of Mt. Pleasant, Franke at Seaside, Sandpiper Retirement Community, Beacon Hospice, BrightStar Care, Tri County Elder Law LLC, Interim Healthcare, Visiting Angels Home Care, Zounds Hearing of Charleston, Homestead Hospice, Horizon Health Systems (Live Better Therapy), Owl Transportation, Edward Jones and IKON LAW.For additional information contact Laura Rayl at (843) 501-1617 or Phyllis Gildea at (843) 224-6121.