NSSC Seminar Addresses 'Capacity': What is it and How Does it Affect Me?

Updated 6/5/2023 1:15 PM

Questioning Decisional Capacity is the topic of an upcoming webinar at North Shore Senior Center (NSSC) on Wednesday, June 14 from 9:30 am. to 11 a.m.

The session will be held at NSSC, A.C. Nielson Campus, 161 Northfield Road, Northfield.


How do you determine if an individual is capable of making decisions? Join and learn how to determine mental capacity and review the laws in place to protect people with capacity issues. Cost is $10 for non-NSSC members; registration is required.

Community members and healthcare professionals are invited to attend. (1.5 continuing education units available).

Seminar Participants will learn:

• How to evaluate a person's judgment, comprehension, and ability to understand

• What happens when someone's capacity has diminished?

• How to know when a person lacks decisional capacity, who makes the medical decisions, and how to handle if the person objects

• What legal options are available to ensure your decisions are safe guarded?

"To safeguard the future of you and your family, it is imperative that you execute the proper legal planning documents while you still have capacity today," said seminar presenter Brandon Peck, partner, Peck Ritchey, LLC, an elder law firm based in Northbrook.

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To register, call 847.784.6030 or visit www.nssc.org/lifelong-learning-programs

Headquartered in Northfield, North Shore Senior Center (NSSC) is a nationally accredited 501(c)(3) organization that serves older adults from the most independent to those needing more support.

NSSC serves and engages more than 24,000 older adults and their families each year throughout Chicago's Northern suburbs.

NSSC offers a comprehensive suite of services including a wide array of social services, specialized care for people living with dementia, therapy and counselling, personal money management services, educational and wellness programs, and volunteer opportunities.

Visit: www.NSSC.org or call 847.784.6000 to learn more.

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