Online Aging Event Offers Guidance for the Future

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Nebraska Public Media Online Aging Event Offers Guidance for the Future

LINCOLN, Neb. (Wednesday, Aug. 4) – If you could see your future, what steps would you take now to prepare for your next chapters in life?

Join Nebraska Public Media for “Aging in Nebraska: Planning for Your Future,” an online event about aging, focused on caregiving and end-of-life planning, at 5:30 p.m. CT, Tuesday, Aug. 17, at and live on Facebook.

“Aging in Nebraska: Planning for Your Future” will feature several clips from the new PBS documentary “Fast Forward,” which takes a proactive look at aging, as well as an online panel discussion with local experts and those involved in making the film.

Panelists include:

Margaret Schaefer, Managing Attorney, Centralized Intake Unit, Legal Aid of Nebraska

Dr. Lakelyn Hogan, Gerontologist and Caregiver advocate, Home Instead

Michael Eric Hurtig, Director/Producer of “Fast Forward”

Susan Woodruff, Nurse and Caregiver featured in “Fast Forward”

Hogan will moderate the discussion and representatives from Nebraska’s eight Area Agencies on Aging will be available in the online chat to share local resources and answer participant questions.

“Aging in Nebraska: Planning for Your Future” is presented by Nebraska Public Media in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and the University of Nebraska Omaha's Department of Gerontology, with additional support from Nebraska's eight Area Agencies on Aging.

More information about “Aging in Nebraska: Planning for Your Future,” as well as links to aging resources available in Nebraska are at

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MEDIA CONTACT: Kim Rogers, 402-660-5521

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