The Jewish Community Center in Sherman will present a free education seminar, "Planning to Avoid a Care Crisis," Nov. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The program is in recognition of Long Term Care Awareness Month in November.

Social worker Marcia Bernstein will present the program at the 9 Route 39 South center.

Topics will include what long-term care is, where it is provided, who needs it, who pays for it and how it impacts a family.

In addition, information about the Connecticut Partnership for Long Term Care, a state program that works in alliance with the private insurance industry, will be provided.

The program is a joint effort by state government and private industry to create an option to help residents plan to meet their future long-term care needs (care at home, in an assisted-living facility, or in a nursing home) without depleting their assets to pay for care.

The current average cost for nursing home care in Connecticut is more than $138,000 per year.

For more information and to register, call 860-355-8050 or email