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Mon February 18, 2013
Silver Solutions 2013
Join Texas Public Radio for a free public event spotlighting programs and services provided by institutions that support San Antonio seniors and their caregivers.
Silver Solutions takes place Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Medical Arts and Research Center at 8300 Floyd Curl Dr.
Both the event and convenient covered parking are free.
The United States has been steadily aging for decades. This "Graying of America" is expected to continue until at least the year 2050, when the elderly portion of the total U.S. population could total 20.2 percent.
Family members provide approximately 80 percent of the necessary care for the elderly. This high-profile event strives to honor, educate and celebrate this esteemed population and those that care for them.
The businesses and organizations that serve seniors and their families and caregivers are well-represented at Silver Solutions, as are experts and scientists in the field of aging and other associated fields.
Attendees can schedule appointments in the "Ask the Expert" area with specialists in geriatric medicine, audiology, cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, psychiatry and men’s and women’s health. Additionally, scientists will be available to speak about nutrition, Alzheimer’s, and healthy aging. On-site demonstrations feature fitness and at-home care.
Now in its third year, Silver Solutions strives to provide area seniors and caregivers with access to information about the services and providers they need most.
Resources and information will be available in the following categories:
- Health Care
- Caregiving 101
- Planning Ahead
- Life Enrichment
- Residential Options
- Community Support Services
- Abuse & Exploitation Prevention
TPR's Cindy Alleman will discuss Silver Solutions events and exhibitors on KLUP's Senior Resource Radio Sunday March 31 at 11 a.m. and live on CTSA Wednesday April 10 at 11 a.m. with reruns Friday April 12 and Sunday April 14.