Long-term care seminars offered
locally via TeleNet
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URBANA -- Two
programs focusing on long-term care planning and insurance will be
offered this fall by University of Illinois Extension over its
TeleNet system. "Building a Secure Future for Your Long-Term Care
Needs" will be offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 30, and
"Long-Term Care Insurance: A Difficult Decision" will be offered
from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 4.
"When people consider their
plans for retirement, financing expensive long-term care services
often does not make it into their plans," said Paul McNamara, a U of
I Extension consumer economics specialist who is leading the
programs. "However, planning for the possibility of long-term care
services can ensure access to desired services, protect money, and
make managing a difficult situation more bearable for a person's
spouse or loved ones."
The fall seminars, which are
free to the public, are part of an award-winning educational program
on long-term care developed by McNamara and his colleagues on
Extension's consumer and family economics team. To participate,
people call in on a toll-free number.
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"The Sept. 30 program will help
people understand the issues involved with planning for long-term
care," he explained. "The second program will help consumers learn
about their options in regard to long-term care insurance."
Deadline for registration for the first seminar is Sept. 20. More
information about the teleconferences can be obtained by contacting
local Extension offices or on the "Consumer and Family Economics"
website at http://www.ace.uiuc.edu/cfe/health/ltci.html.
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