With baby boomers reaching the age of retirement, Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County held a conference on Thursday May 16th to help foreshadow what’s to come.
The conference highlighted the effects of aging and the strengths and challenges older people face as they deal with loss later in life.
Another segment focused on how the state will deal with the coming silver tsunami.
Jody Wolford-Tucker, the Executive Director for Hospice Volunteers stated the many things those in attendance of the conference learned.
“They’ve learned that there are these issues that are not traditionally validated in our society, so they have awareness raised about that. They also learned some tips, some skills on what’s helpful and what isn’t helpful recognizing validating supporting someone who is dealing with these issues. They have learned resources and met with service providers that can be of help in these situations,” Wolford-Tucker said.
Wolford-tucker also said making older Mainers ready to properly handle the last stage of aging was the main goal of the conference.