Program for those with aging parents

Schneck Foundation and Moore and Shepherd Insurance plan to conduct a program from 6 to 8 p.m. July 14 in Salem to address issues that may arise when your parents need you the way you’ve needed them.

The “Changing Places” program is designed for both parents and adult children to create an awareness of the many issues related to caring for aging parents, according to a news release from Schneck Foundation.

As your parents begin to age, it may become necessary for you to step in and help them in their day-to-day life. You may need to handle their finances, determine their health care or make decisions they can no longer make for themselves. You may find yourself having to cope with a situation that neither you nor your parents have prepared. Most people put off dealing with these issues until it is too late.

Dr. Judith Rumschlag of Schneck Family Care will discuss planning for long-term care from a physician’s point of view during the program at Southern Hills Church, 1645 S. State Road 135 in Washington County.

Attorney Lora Mount with Voelz, Reed and Mount LLC will speak on advance directives, including living wills and appointment of power of attorney, as well as Medicaid facts and misconceptions.

Participants are invited to start the evening with a complimentary dinner beginning at 6 p.m.

To make your reservation for this free program, contact Schneck Foundation at 812-524-4245 or claymon@schneckmed.org. Seating is limited.