Berks Encore @ Nite

The information you and your family need to age well, on your schedule.

Berks Encore @ Nite program provides informational and educational programming to those who work or are unavailable during the day. The program’s evening sessions allow boomers and families of seniors to receive important information about the aging process and issues that affect their families.

Berks Encore @ Nite Programs

On the second Thursday of each month, Berks Encore’s staff present evening programs at Penn State Health St. Joseph’s Bern Campus. The Berks Encore @ Nite series focuses on topics such as Medicare, powers of attorney, asset protection, and long-term living options. The sessions begin at 6:30 pm and generally last an hour. Please note that some sessions may occur on other days and at other locations, pending room availability.

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Berks Encore @ Nite Programs

Berks Encore @ Nite Programs – brought to you by Aetna

  • January 11, 2018 – Dementia Live. A unique simulation experience designed for caregivers of dementia or Alzheimer’s patients. Kathy Roberts, Martha Sitler, Berks Encore. Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center, Franciscan Rooms A&B. 6:30 p.m.
  • March 8, 2018 – What You Need to Know About Powers of Attorney & Living Wills. Current requirements in PA for POA and Living Will documents and the legal issues involving people who serve as an agent under a power of attorney. William Blumer, CELA. Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center, Franciscan Rooms A&B. 6:30 p.m.
  • April 12, 2018 – Making Social Security a Part of Your Retirement Planning . Rules of individual and spousal and survivor retirement benefits & collections strategies to consider. Stanley Fromouth. Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center, Franciscan Rooms A&B. 6:30 p.m.
  • May 10, 2018 – What You Should Know About Hospice Care. Diane Lincoln, BVNA. Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center, Franciscan Rooms A&B. 6:30 p.m.
  • June 14 – Aging in Place with Confidence: Financial & Legal Concerns. What to consider when planning for your retirement yuears: important legal documents, financial planning & a Support team. Socrates Georgeadis Esq. & Tom Williams, CPA, CFP. Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center, Franciscan Rooms A&B. 6:30 p.m.
  • July 12 – Aging in Place with Confidence: Should You Stay at Home? Making your home safe and access to transportation and social interactions. Dot Hartman, Lori Smith Berks Encore. Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center, Franciscan Rooms A&B. 6:30 p.m.
  • August 9 – How are you Going to Pay for Long Term Care? Pros & Cons of various types of planning techniques to qualify for Governmental Assistance to pay for long term care costs. William Blumer, CELA. Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center, Franciscan Rooms A&B. 6:30 p.m.
  • September 13 – State & Federal Programs to Help Pay for Long Term Care. A discussion of securing funds to assist in paying for Long Term Care. Panel discussion made up of representatives from Berks Area Agency on Aging, Dept. of Veterans & Senior Life. Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center, Franciscan Rooms A&B. 6:30 p.m.
  • October 11 – Changes to Medicare 2018. The basics of Medicare coverage, what will be changing in 2019, and the costs for supplemental coverage in 2019.  Apprise staff – Berks Encore. Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center, Franciscan Rooms A&B. 6:30 p.m.
  • November 8 – What You Need to Do Under a POA – The duties of a Power of Attorney and how to choose who should be your POA. William Blumer, CELA.  Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center, Franciscan Rooms A&B. 6:30 p.m.
  • December 13 – Life Care Options. Panel discussion. Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center, Franciscan Rooms A&B. 6:30 p.m.

A schedule is also available in each issue of Berks Encore News.

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To make this program a success, we want to hear from you to learn what other types of programming you would like to see included as part of Berks Encore @ Nite. Please call 610.374.3195, ext. 233 or email ApplaudingLife@BerksEncore.org for more information.