'Aging in Place' slated at library

Gunn Memorial Library in Washington will present a program, “Aging in Place,” Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

A snow date of Jan. 24 is planned at the Wykeham Road library.

The guest speaker will be Sara Guillemette of FirstLight Home Care of Western CT, a provider of affordable, non-medical in-home care for adults that offers complete companion and personal care services for seniors, new mothers, those recovering from surgery and others in need of assistance.

As baby boomers age, more than 90 percent of them say they prefer to age in place, according to an AARP study.

This presentation is designed to help residents better understand how they or their loved ones can stay in their home after retirement.

Guillemette will help participants understand what they need to do to make that a reality by highlighting what to consider when making the choice to live at home, suggestions for maintaining quality of life and community and preparing for changes in life, health and environment that occur with aging.

This program is free and open to the public but registration is requested by calling 860-868-7586.