Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), Kaiser Permanente, and Legal Assistance for Seniors hosted a Senior Care and Life Planning Seminar last week at the Kenneth C. Aitken Senior Center where seniors and their families were in attendance. Attendees received valuable information on planning for their futures, like how to complete an advance directive or “living will”, and learned about the type of conversations they need to be having now with their agent, family, and doctor.
“I was happy to host a second seminar this year considering how successful last year’s was. Seniors have a lot of questions on this subject and with a lot of reason,” said Assemblymember Quirk. “It’s a very serious and private matter that should be discussed with your loved ones and doctors. Having the resources and information available to have such discussions is critical when thinking about your future,” he continued.
Steve Carey of Castro Valley stated, “This presentation was great. It was full of useful and important information that I didn’t know about – I almost didn’t come because of the rain, but I am glad I did.”
Since 2013, Assemblyman Quirk has partnered with the Kenneth C. Aitken Senior Center annually to bring a variety of resources to the senior community through different programs. With the great success the Senior Care and Life Planning Seminar and the Senior Scam Stopper Seminars have had, it is safe to say there will be more of these seminars in the future. “Although I already have an advance directive in place, I myself have learned a new thing or two from listening to these seminars and I am glad to see that other seniors are benefiting as well,” concluded Assemblymember Quirk.