The first aging in place national planning day has been set for October 15. As part of aging in place week, the planning day is a day set aside for people to make a plan to remain safely and comfortably in their homes for the rest of their lives. Up until now, aging in place (or Long Term Care at Home, a better term coined by Louis Tenenbaum) has been the concept that by accessing resources including financial, healthcare, personal care, transportation, home modifications, etc. at home rather than in a facility. What has been missing in many if not most scenarios has been a plan to make that happen. That is the goal of the aging in place planning day. resources will be available from the National Aging in Place Council to help in the process. Look for local events all over the country to help people put together an aging in place plan. Stay tuned here for information on a local event here in the Roanoke Valley.