St. Louis Selected As Kickoff for National Campaign for Women's Long Term Care Project, Educating Public About Planning for the Aging Process

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  • St. Louis, MO-IL (1888PressRelease) October 08, 2013 - Today, the Women's Long Term Care Project announced it has selected St. Louis to host the national kickoff of the first ongoing public campaign to educate individuals, companies and the community on a local and national level about planning for aging and long-term care needs.

    "We selected St. Louis to be the kick-off city and the model for the national effort because of the area's strong communities and strong public and private sector resources," said Don Grimes, executive director, Aging of America/Women's Long Term Care Project. "America is getting older, and new ideas and programs have to be developed and tested to help us age with dignity. I am looking forward to metro St. Louis serving as a model for the rest of the U.S."

    The kickoff event will take place Oct. 11, 2013, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Vouga Elder Law, 1819 Clarkson Rd., Suite 200, Chesterfield, Missouri. The public is invited to attend to learn why every woman needs to know how to successfully navigate the aging process and the pitfalls surrounding long-term care. The event is free. While the information is relevant to everyone, the project is specifically meant to support women between the ages of 40 and 75.

    The Women's Long Term Care Project® was founded by Don Grimes and grew out of his experience of being a provider of corporate education on aging and long-term care for employees of Fortune 500 companies and state and federal agencies since 2002. In 2011, his firm was selected to conduct the second-ever nationwide federal employee education project on aging and long-term care, with Grimes personally conducting classes at the CIA headquarters and Pentagon.

    "My team and I have conducted well over 1000 classes for employees at companies as diverse as Apple, State of Texas, Columbia University and the City of Seattle," Grimes said. "No matter where we give a class, we hear the same comments from the audience: 'we did not have the information we needed' and 'we wish we had planned ahead.' We've also heard many horror stories of people having bad experiences working with and getting advice from lawyers with no experience or training on aging and long-term care."

    As part of the event, flu shots will be available on a first come, first serve basis from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., courtesy of Nurses and Company. Flu shots are $25.00 (cash or check only).

    To register for the event, call 636-394-0009, ext. 210.

    About the Women's Long Term Care Project®

    The Women's Long Term Care Project® (WLTCP) is a new effort to provide Americans with even greater access to accurate information on aging/long term care that is easy to understand, easy to remember and easy to share using a variety of delivery methods. We partner with professionals and organizations in communities large and small to provide ongoing access to needed information. We conduct live educational programs at the grass roots level, available nationwide. These sessions could be open to the public or offered for members of a specific group or organization. For information on partnering with the Women's Long Term Care Project, please contact us at info ( @ ) agingofamerica dot com or call 949-370-1464 dot

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