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January 27, 2018

Most of us grew up going to school and enjoying the camaraderie and fun of learning with peers. Most of us have joined groups as adults: work and worship groups, clubs, organizations. Most of us know about senior centers like the Lexington/Fayette County Senior Center on Life Lane. There is a positive synergy and increased opportunity when like minded people of a certain age group come together. I encourage everyone over the age of 60 everywhere to join their local senior center. Senior Centers do not help people with medical and personal care needs, however.

Aging With Grace, The Health Club for Seniors, guarantees to help members with their personal care needs and their medical needs.

Most people understand the value of insurance. People buy insurance for their cars, homes, health, life, etc. Some people buy insurance for their personal care needs in their later years (long term care insurance). Yes, the statistics show that about 69% of all people in the U.S. will need some help before they die. Let’s face it, there is a good chance you will have a period of disability before you die. You will need help with your medical and personal care needs.

Joining Aging With Grace, The Health Club for Seniors, is like insurance for your disability as you get older. You are assured of having a team of knowledgeable health professionals who know you and your health history here for you when you need us. Think of long term care insurance as the gas. Aging With Grace, The Health Club for Seniors, is the vehicle.

Fact: Everyone is getting older.

Fact: Members of our health club for seniors will still get older.

Fact: Most people will have a period of disability before dying.

Fact: Members of our health club for seniors may be saved from some disabilities by getting good nutrition, regular exercise, social interaction, nursing services, regular tests and screenings at the clubhouse.

Fact: Disabled people need someone to help them.

Fact: Members of our health club for seniors get help with their disabilities.

Fact: Help during disability (long term care) is expensive.

Fact: Members of our health club for seniors get more from the money they pay for help with their disabilities.

Fact: Abuse, neglect, and exploitation increases in proportion to one’s age and extent of disability.

Fact: Members of our health club for seniors will not experience abuse, neglect or exploitation because of fail safe measures built into the health club system. The help at home helper must work at the clubhouse for three months before being entrusted to provide help at home. Video surveillance is recommended at our member’s homes. Members keep their own doctors. Members are encouraged to have as many interactions with outside groups as possible to lessen the chances of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

Fact: Members of our health club for seniors are assured of getting good food, fun, friends and nursing services at the clubhouse and help at home forever at the highest quality and the lowest cost.

Question: Who is going to help you when you are older and possibly become disabled? Please apply for membership today…before you become disabled.

 

Projected Long-Term Care Needs for 65-Year-Olds in 2005
Men, age 65+ Women, age 65+ All, age 65+
Percentage who will need care 58% 79% 69%
Average number of years 2.2 3.7 3
Percentage needing no care 42% 21% 31%
Percentage needing 1 year or less 19% 16% 17%
Percentage needing 1-2 years 10% 13% 12%
Percentage needing 2-5 years 17% 22% 20%
Percentage needing 5+ years 11% 28% 20%
Source: Kemper, Komisar, and Alecxih (2005)