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SoloAgers: This is How I....

This is How I....find support for outpatient medical appointments (and other similar situations). 

Written by Paula Span for the New York Times on March 25, 2023, an article titled "You May Need that Procedure. But do you Really Need an Escort?" explores the complexity of not only securing transportation to and from an outpatient medical appointment, but scheduling supervision for up to 24 hours after the procedure. Why an escort is needed, where a person might find a volunteer or paid support person, and creative solutions are explored. Villages are mentioned as a piece of the puzzle, but Downtowners SoloAgers group will continue this discussion at our meeting on May 8th at 12pm at the Parrot Gallery. 

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Are you a solo-ager? (What is a solo-ager?) Solo Agers are people that are making decisions about their future independently. You might be a solo ager if you are… An individual or couple without children. An individual who never married or had children. An individual living alone since the divorce or death of a partner.

     Some solo-agers find it challenging to identify a primary emergency contact, or decide how to designate different people for various roles, such as Power of Attorney, Healthcare Proxy or executor. 
     Join us for this opportunity for a discussion moderated by our executive director, Melissa Ressler. 

Monday, May 8, 2023, 12:00 PM until 1:30 PM
Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster
328 W. Orange St.
Lancaster, PA  17603

Additional Info:
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Melissa Ressler
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Executive Director Hours By Appointment:  Monday 9am-4pm,   Wednesday 9am-4pm,  Friday 9am-3pm