H.E.L.P. is on the way!

August 2, 2010 at 4:26 am 5 comments


Do you have elderly parents, relatives, or friends that need assistance with planning for their future? Are you a “sandwich generation” Boomer seeking to help parents with their life needs? The Torrance Public Library is pleased to be hosting a series of life planning classes that will be provided by H.E.L.P. H.E.L.P. is a non-profit agency dedicated to empowering seniors, their families and caregivers to make wise choices. H.E.L.P. offers education and counseling programs focusing on elder care, law, finances, and consumer protection.

Beginning Wednesday August 4, 2010 and continuing on successive Wednesdays through September 15, 2010, individuals may attend classes on a variety of essential topics. Each two-hour session will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Class Dates and Topics:

August 4                Staying in Charge of Your Health Care and
                                 Finances

August 11             Wills, Probate, and Probate-Avoiders

August 18             Trusts and Taxes

August 25             Elder Care and Residential Choices

September 1        Long Term Care Insurance: Pros and Cons

September 8        Medi-Cal for Nursing Home Care

September 15      Safe and Independent at Home

All classes will be held in the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room.  Classes are free; however, there is a suggested donation of $10.00 per person per class.  To reserve a spot, please call 310-533-1996.

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  • 1. H.E.L.P. is on the way! | Γονείς σε Δράση  |  August 2, 2010 at 5:58 am

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  • 2. Scott A Olson  |  August 2, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Here is some simple advice when considering long-term care insurance.

    Buy a policy that meets the federal guidelines, that’s called a “tax-qualified policy.”

    Buy a policy that meets your state’s guidelines, that’s called a “Partnership-qualified policy.” (unless you live in NY or CA.)

    Buy a Daily Benefit that is high enough to cover most of the cost of care in your area.

    If home care is important to you, make sure the policy allows for all of the Daily Benefit to be used for care at home.

    As a general rule, buy a policy that has a “Maximum Lifetime Benefit” that is close to your net worth.

    If you’re healthy, you should probably purchase a policy on your own, rather than through your employer.

    Lastly, shop around. LTC insurance premiums vary a lot from one company to the next. Your age, health history, and choice of benefits have a big impact in determining the premium. Get quotes from at least 6 of the top companies before choosing your policy.

    Scott A. Olson
    http://www.LTCShop.com

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  • 3. cdl truck driving jobs  |  August 4, 2010 at 2:36 am

    thank you for this..i know seniors will really benefit this. also this would help seniors for there life.

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  • 4. BlogSpot Money  |  September 21, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Thank you for the information. We are beginning to help my parents with some of these exact things, but you have a few more here that we had not thought of.

    Thanks Again

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    • 5. Torrance Library  |  September 24, 2010 at 5:56 am

      The H.E.L.P. website has some very handy forms to assist individuals with planning and decision-making for relatives and other loved ones. While the series of classes held at Torrance Public Library just ended we hope to offer another series in the coming year.

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