Free Presentation on Help at Home

"I want to stay in my own home in my senior years, but I don't know what I'll do if the time comes when I need some help. Where would I get it in Kent County? How much would it cost? Would Medicare cover any of it?"

These questions will be addressed on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, from 2- 3 pm, in the Chestertown Town Hall, 2nd floor, at a free public information session for seniors and their families.

Cindy Bach, OT, Director of Chester River Home Care and Hospice, and staff members, Sam Ricketts, RN, Community Educator, and Bob Denison, MSW, Medical Social Worker, will discuss roadblocks and solutions to staying at home as we age, the need for advocacy, families as case managers, and navigating the present and future health care system.

Planning is key. "Whether or not you have long-term care insurance, you need to plan ahead for your needs and know your options," according to Cindy Bach. "Your family needs to know too. Get educated, and learn to ask the right questions."

The session is sponsored by HomePorts, Inc., the local non-profit aging-in-place membership organization providing access to a wide range of services designed to offer adults, age 55 and above, what they want and need to remain content, safe, and confident living in their own home. HomePorts resources include a cadre of vetted volunteers to help members, and referrals to reliable service providers in the fields of transportation; interior and exterior home maintenance; grocery & household services; personal assistance & trouble shooting; and health & wellness. Additionally, HomePorts offers social and educational opportunities and partners with Upper Shore Aging, Washington College, and the Chester River Health System. It also now offers a subsidy for those with limited incomes.

Please R.S.V.P. to Karen Wright, 443-480-0940, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .