“How to Stay in the Driver’s Seat of Life” Program at Christian Care of Muskegon

Who:  Adult children, seniors, family caregivers, people with medical conditions and patient advocates
What:  How to Stay in the Driver’s Seat of Life, presented by CS Pimm, MSW, MPA, MM
Where:  Christian Care of Muskegon | 2053 S. Sheridan Drive, Muskegon MI 49442
When:  Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | 5:30PM Gathering; 6:00PM Presentation
How:  Call Susan at (231) 722-7165 ext. 26 to register your attendees

Living a long life brings opportunities like grandchildren, travel and fishing. As we live much longer lives we also have the opportunity to develop heart problems, have a bad fall, be diagnosed with cancer, or experience memory loss. In fact, the hospitalization rate of seniors is 3 times greater than the rest of the population. How do you ensure that your life will continue to steer in the right direction when you are not well enough to hold onto the wheel?

The key to staying in the driver’s seat of life is to be sure you have the right person sitting next to you in the passenger seat. While these loved ones are always given the burden of responsibility, they are rarely given the information and training they need to make good medical decisions and feel good about the decisions they’ve made. This presentation will provide tips and tricks to improve the effectiveness of patient advocates. Tools including decision-making worksheets, medication lists, smartphone apps, legal forms, electronic medical records, treatment preferences, internet resources, etc… will be provided.

Adult children, seniors, family caregivers, people with medical conditions, and patient advocates will all benefit from the “How to Stay in the Driver’s Seat of Life” program at Christian Care of Muskegon on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Gather at 5:30PM to fill your glass and plate; the presentation will begin at 6:00PM; you may even make it home in time to watch Jeopardy! Seniors, come laugh and learn, before your kids take the car keys away. The rest of you, come and see what they’re laughing about.

PRESENTER: Cynthia Pimm is not distinguished, published, or award-winning… in fact, my parents often call me by the dog’s name (the dog has been dead for 10 years). I am, however – able to make you laugh while you learn practical tips, tricks and tools that will help you steer clear of medical hazards on that road trip called life. You can request materials referenced in this presentation by contacting me at Hospice of Michigan, where I’ve been getting a paycheck since 1991. (616) 356-5214 | cpimm@hom.org
For  more  information  about  this  presentation,  call  Christian  Care  of  Muskegon  at  (231)  722-7165 extension 26. The Center is located at 2053 S. Sheridan Drive, Muskegon, MI 49442.