Calling all Seniors and Caregivers!
NATIONAL TALENT COMPETITION AND LONG-TERM CARE AWARENESS TOUR COMES TO EMERITUS AT BELLEVUE ON MAY 14
3IN4 NEED MORE AND ELDER CARE EXPERT DR. MARION CELEBRATE AGING AND SHARE PRACTICAL ADVICE TO PREPARE FOR LONG-TERM HEALTH NEEDS
Bellevue, Wash. – May 2, 2012 – The Bellevue leg of a nationwide senior talent competition and long-term care awareness tour is coming to Emeritus at Bellevue on Monday, May 14 at 1 p.m. Non-profit group 3in4 Association and its spokesperson, elder care expert & author Dr. Marion, recently partnered with Emeritus to launch the “Bring Your Talent” contest, a search to find America’s most talented seniors and caregivers. The winner will receive one free year of rent at any Emeritus community, with 11 runners-up each receiving one free week. The contest is part of the national 3in4 Need More campaign, an educational initiative to raise awareness about the need for Americans to better prepare for their long-term health care needs.
According to the US Department of Health & Human Services, nearly 70% of Americans over 65 will need some form of long-term care. Yet most are unprepared for its financial and emotional impact. Dr. Marion is driving across the US in the 3in4 Need More bus to give Americans a wake-up call to the realities of long-term care, and how they can better prepare for it. Her message is simple – she’s sending out an SOS:
- S = SITUATION. It’s a fact: we're getting older and living longer than ever before. If you don't need long-term care, your parent, spouse, or other loved one might.
- O = OPTIONS. Long-term care can take on many forms, all of which can cost into the thousands. Consider your options now so you won't be shocked later. Check the calculator at 3in4NeedMore.com to find long-term care costs in every state.
- S = SOLUTIONS. Traditional insurance and Medicare will not cover most long-term care costs. Research alternatives - like financial planning, government support, family support, long-term care insurance, reverse mortgages, and more.
Dr. Marion will be at Emeritus at Bellevue to share her tips and advice – and to emcee an open call for auditions, inviting the most talented seniors and caregivers on the Eastside to showcase their abilities for a chance to win. Washington State Representative Ross Hunter will also be at the community to support Dr. Marion’s message and meet the residents.
Can’t make it in person? Anyone across the country can enter via Facebook on the Emeritus Senior Living page. Visit www.FreeRentGiveaway.com for more information.
Dr. Marion’s talk starts at 1 p.m. at Emeritus at Bellevue, located at 15241 NE 20th St. Bellevue, WA 98007. The talent auditions will immediately follow. To reserve a spot, or to interview Dr. Marion and/or the Emeritus Executive Director, please contact the community at 425-401-0300.
Emeritus Senior Living is the nation’s largest assisted living and memory care provider, with the ability to serve approximately 49,700 residents. More than 28,000 employees support 478 communities throughout 44 states coast to coast. Emeritus offers the spectrum of senior residential choices, care options and life enrichment programs that fulfill individual needs and promote purposeful living throughout the aging process. Its experts provide insights on senior living, care, wellness, brain health, caregiving and family topics at www.Emeritus.com, which also offers details on the organization’s services. Emeritus’ common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ESC.
About 3in4 Association and Dr. Marion
The 3in4 Need More campaign (http://www.3in4NeedMore.com) is a public service and the educational component of the 3in4 Association (3in4), a nonprofit 501(c) (6) corporation. 3in4 Need More is a nationwide movement exclusively dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of planning for one’s long-term care needs. Members of the campaign cross all industries, genders and age groups. 3in4 Need More’s national spokesperson is elder care expert and author Dr. Marion Somers (http://www.drmarion.com), a leading authority on aging and caregiving. Dr. Marion has worked with seniors and their caregivers for over 40 years, and helped millions of Americans through her books, website, syndicated columns, media appearances, speaking tours, iPhone apps, and more.
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