WYE MILlS — “Smart Aging on the Eastern Shore,” a free program organized by the United Seniors of Maryland Education Foundation, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Todd Performing Arts Center at Chesapeake College. Presentations will be given from 1 to 4 p.m., with light refreshments and information tables from noon to 1 p.m.
Carolyn A. Quattrocki, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Health Care Reform, will open the program with “Getting Smart About Healthcare,” what Maryland is doing to improve health care for Marylanders and how the Affordable Health Care Act will affect seniors. Prior to her appointment, Quattrocki served as deputy legislative officer and health policy advisor in the Governor’s Legislative Office, with primary responsibility for health care, insurance and labor issues. She also worked as special assistant to Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr., was a litigation associate at the law firm of Arnold & Porter in D.C. and was a law clerk for the Hon. Frank A. Kaufman, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
“Getting Smart About Senior Services” will be addressed by Bernice Hutchinson, chief of Client & Consumer Services for the Maryland Department of Aging. She will describe the types of services available, qualifications for obtaining services and ways to obtain detailed information.
Steve Gurney, publisher of the “Guide to Retirement Living SourceBook” and University of Maryland Baltimore College Erickson School of Aging Studies adjunct professor, will discuss “Getting Smart about Aging in Place.”
United Seniors of Maryland is a nonprofit consortium of organizations and individuals who advocate for preserving and enhancing the mental, physical and financial well-being of older adults in Maryland.
The program is co-sponsored by Area Agencies on Aging in Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties, and Commissions on Aging in Queen Anne’s and Kent counties.