Attention Caregivers - You're Not Alone
Colleen Ceh and Barbara White will discuss the challenges and questions dominating the lives of caregivers at the Women in Management Fox Valley (WIM) meeting on Thursday, April 10, 2014. An informal panel discussion will be held regarding the questions most prominent on caregivers’ minds, including: how do I find the appropriate housing; are there tax benefits for a family caregiver; what legal documents should be in place; and how do we pay for the care?
Ceh is a Gerontologist and the Elder Care Coordinator for Strohschein Law Group in St. Charles, Illinois. She specializes in advocacy for older adults. Her enthusiasm and composed nature along with her steadfast ethic provides clients and families with the resources and support they need to navigate through the inevitable challenges that often accompany caring for a loved one. She willingly shares her knowledge and expertise of the aging network through public speaking, sponsorship opportunities, and good old-fashioned conversation.
White, owner of BMW MoneyWorks in Elgin, is an accredited Certified Financial Planner® who successfully transitioned to the financial services industry and personal financial planning in 1997. For over 20 years, she has provided expertise in banking, finance and investor relations with confidential professional financial planning services to help determine the right path for building and monitoring wealth. Her broad range of services include retirement planning, estate planning, tax planning and preparation, investments, and risk management.
“The topic of caregiving is on most people’s minds especially as our parents enter their elderly years,” said Dana Vierck, president of WIM Fox Valley. “We look forward to providing professional expertise to caregivers to help them make the best decisions for their own circumstances and families.”
Vierck has been a member of WIM Fox Valley since 2007. She is Director of Development for the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO).