This course will be an interactive guided discussion with experts in the field of aging on topics of importance when proactively planning for the future. As baby boomers age, it is important to take steps early to have a plan in place should health care or housing needs change or life events force decisions to be made quickly. Thoughtful planning and follow through can help avoid a crisis. This course is designed to present a list of options, considerations, and professional services available to help you put a plan in place to be ready to implement if needed. Topics will cover the benefits and care costs of remaining in the home and services available should you decide to downsize and relocate. Learn the differences in housing options and costs between continuing care retirement communities, assisted living, and small residential homes for modest incomes. There will be an overview on Medicaid, veteran's benefits and legal planning. One person registers in advance, a family member may register in class and attend at no cost. Moderator Deborah Bakalich is a member of Senior Care Lifestyles, a true “one-stop” senior care resource service.