Savvy Women are super!

Savvy Women Exchanging Relevant Views (SWERVE) is superb.

Thank you all for an engaged, experienced, and lively audience. More signed books are available at the Waterfront Community Center, University Bookstore, and Eagle Harbor Books.

Remember, I’m honored to speak to your book group and happy to provide at least one free book. Plus there are 2 at the Bainbridge library. I’m also happy to donate one to any public library that wants my book “To Move or To Stay Put.”

The next SWERVE speaker is the beloved Shakespearean Tom Challinor. If you’ve never heard him, you’d be doing yourself a great service to come on Tuesday July 14 at 10:30.

Here’s a recap of what was covered in my talk June 9:

7 ways to minimize the possibility of spending the last year of your life in a nursing home:

  1. Exercise (exercise, exercise)
  2. Connection with family, friends, and community
  3. Sense of contribution, participation, engagement, or meaning
  4. End of life documentation clearly written, often updated, and distributed to medical providers, family and friends
  5. Universal Design (see previous blogs)IMG_5184
  6. Money—as much as you can muster
  7. A Village, click on contact and get added to the email distribution list. There will be meetings in the fall. to better understand the Village Concept. National Conference will be here is Seattle Oct. 5 through 7.

Published by jeannettefranks

Jeannette Franks, PhD, is a passionate gerontologist and for over 20 years has taught ethics, grief and loss, and courses on geriatrics and gerontology for the University of Washington. Franks' most recent book is, To Move or To Stay Put: A Guide for Your Last Decades. Look for it now on the University Bookstore website It is also available at Eagle Harbor Books on Bainbridge. Franks previously published a definitive guide to independent and assisted living titled Washington Retirement Options, and often speaks on retirement options, disability issues, end-of-life issues and is an advocate for accessibility. She has a goal of making Bainbridge an elder-friendly community and is available to groups and families to discuss these issues. She served for nine years on the Kitsap County Advisory Council on Aging and Long-term Care. She also has the privilege of working in a small way for the past 15 years with the Suquamish tribal elders.

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