Among her prized birthday presents was a No. 12 Tom Brady (New England Patriots) jersey. Libby worked for Dr. John Tiliacos for 25 years until he retired and then for First Union Bank until she retired at age 77. She is the aunt of Marietta Mayor Thunder Tumlin.
Many of us are not properly prepared to age. We enjoy life to the fullest until we get to a point where we suddenly find ourselves or our loved ones in need of further care and services but we don’t know where to turn for that information. In order to help us understand the many products, services and programs available to older adults and their children or caregivers, Cobb Senior Services is hosting “Navigating Senior Services EXPO” on Jan. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event takes place in the dinner theater of the Senior Wellness Center. The center is at 1150 Powder Springs St., Marietta.
Partnering with Dogwood Forest of Acworth, this event is designed to teach various terms and phrases used among service providers who are reaching out to seniors and their families. Representatives from 10 local businesses will provide short, 10-15 minute presentations on topics such as the difference between in-home health care and home care, what Medicare pays for if you or your loved one needs services or needs to spend time in a nursing facility, the differences between personal care home/nursing home/assisted living, long term care and why you should even look into it; eligibility for benefits from the veterans administration; and advance directives.
More than 20 vendors will also be onsite. All seniors, adult children, and/or caregivers are welcome to attend. Reservations are requested. To make reservations, call (770) 528-5355.
Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.