The 2nd Act Players is thrilled to announce that Elderwerks, a not-for-profit that supports seniors with personalized services through life’s transitions, has become the theater company’s first platinum sponsor.
“Our fall show, Old Ringers, takes a humorous look at a serious issue for seniors, namely how to manage their finances. Elderwerks, which helps seniors on a wide range of issues, is the perfect sponsor for this show. We are very excited to be working with them and thank them for their generous support,” says 2nd Act Players’ Cofounder John N. Frank.
In addition to advertising in the show program and on show posters, Elderwerks also has agreed to bring in experts for panel discussions on senior issues after the Nov. 3 and Nov. 10 Sunday matinee performances of Old Ringers.
“We always try to extend the conversation of our plays with panel discussions, so again Elderwerks was a perfect fit to oversee those discussions this year, given our play’s topic,” says Frank.
What follows is an interview with Elderwerks President Jennifer Prell on Elderwerks and senior issues.
1. Explain briefly how Elderwerks works with seniors.
Elderwerks Educational Services is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization offering complimentary guidance to seniors and families in finding senior living, care and any support service to help them age in place or transition to a new living arrangement. We offer community education and continuing education for nurses, social workers and nursing home administrators.
2. What major concerns of seniors does Elderwerks find today?
Finding resources and navigating senior living is exceptionally stressful. There are thousands of options available and if you don’t have guidance it is overwhelming. Most of our seniors biggest concern is outliving their money and not having options or support when needed.
3. Old Ringers takes a humorous look at senior living, but it can present major issues for seniors. What resources does Elderwerks provide in that area?
Elderwerks Consultants are experts in all aspects of senior living. We continually tour all levels of care and housing options so we can help seniors identify their best option. We provide custom referral options that considers medical and physical limitations, budget, amenities sought, location requirement, etc. We also refer support services such as elder law attorneys, money managers, Senior Move Managers and provide information on VA benefits, social services and more.
4. Anything else you’d like to share? Other issues seniors deal with that Elderwerks can address?
If you want to age well, you must continue learning about the aging process, available resources and know what you want in your future. No one likes to plan for aging. It’s no fun looking at or planning for decline in health, memory loss or end of life issues. That’s why educational programs are so important. We believe seniors should be aware of their options and have input into their futures.
Old Ringers runs from Nov. 2-17, with Saturday shows at 7:30 and Sunday shows at 3 p.m at the Logan Hall Theater in Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2515 Central Park Avenue, Evanston. For more information, simply click here. For tickets, click the ticket button on this site or simply click here.