Event provides link to disabilities and older adult services

Most older adults and people with disabilities want to remain in their own home. Knowing about available resources in the community and how to access them is one of the best things that people can do for their loved ones.

Making the Link 2014 offers the opportunity for individuals and families to learn about a wide range of local service, providers and programs in Pierce County. Services include in-home care, assisted and skilled nursing facilities, elder law, equipment providers, health care insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, caregiving, emergency assistance, social service agencies, funeral services and much more.

The event will be held at the MetroParks STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th Street in Tacoma on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is a free, drop-in event. Come when you can and leave when you want.

Making the Link 2014 is designed for health care providers and office staff, social service professionals, faith community staff and volunteers serving the needs of older adults and people of all ages with disabilities.

Participants will receive an annual compendium of assisted living and skilled nursing facilities in the area, copies of the 2014-2015 edition of Senior Media Service’s popular “Where To Turn” resource guide and other valuable resource information.

No registration is required to attend.  But participants can enter to win a $5 Starbucks card by visiting www.eventbrite.com and entering “Making the Link.”

Making the Link 2014 is sponsored by the Health Care Providers Council of Pierce County in collaboration with the Pierce County Aging and Disability Resource Center.

For more information about Making the Link 2014, call the Pierce County Aging and Disability Resource Center at (253) 798-4600.

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