IN PERSON: Through expert speakers and class lectures, this course will explore options for continued independence as aging progresses and life-care needs change. We will look at the challenges and opportunities that come with aging, and survey the options available for extending independence and promoting quality of life through home, community and/or continuing care services. Our focus will be on aging in place and retirement communities. We'll consider the suitability of your home and your community for aging in place and various types of home care services. We’ll discuss what differentiates retirement communities from other senior communities. Finally, we'll visit a number of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) to learn about the services they provide, their contract models, their entrance and monthly fees and the nature of their waiting lists. The material in this course builds toward our site visits. We ask that you only sign up if you are able to attend all class sessions. | Lecture + Q&A.
Max enrollment: 25.
Location: Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham NC 27705
Rae Dawson relocated from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Triangle in 2005. She retired from Cisco Systems Inc. in 2017. During her career, she held a variety of information technology management positions for several Fortune 500 companies, including IBM, Apple, Xerox and Cisco Systems Inc. She holds a B.A. in business administration from the University of North Texas. She has been teaching the OLLI Stay Put or Move On course since 2018.