2016 Own Your Future a success

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


For six years now, Council on Aging has been offering the Own Your Future workshop with this goal in mind: bringing together experts to help retirement-age adults understand the importance of planning ahead for long-term care needs and giving them the tools they need to get started on their own plan.

This past September, at Own Your Future workshops in Hamilton and Warren County, we educated more than 130 individuals about the importance of long-term care planning. Three expert speakers covered topics including estate and financial planning, Medicare and Medicaid, advance directives, and long-term care options.  Each attendee received a toolkit to help them develop a long-term care plan of their own.  

Through a survey completed at the end of the workshop, many attendees commented that they valued the information they received and had a better understanding of legal paperwork and terminology surrounding long-term care. Most gave the workshop top marks as excellent, with 95 percent of attendees saying the workshop was excellent or very good at broadening their understanding of long-term care planning. 

Our next Own Your Future will be in fall of 2017, sign up for our e-newsletter to receive updates about upcoming workshops. Explore our online Resource Directory for more information about the various aspects of long-term care planning.