More than 70 seniors and community members hear enlightening words from motivational speaker Anne Gaudet at the fifth annual Senior Summit at the Quincy Veterans Hall. The Senior Summit provides resources and networking to help address common issues the seniors of Plumas County face. Photo by Carolyn Shipp

Senior Summit provides resources for the elderly

Plumas County Public Health provided information and resources to Plumas County seniors at the fifth annual Senior Summit at the Veterans Hall in Quincy.

The event brought experts and keynote speakers to speak on topics relevant to the elderly in the county.

The room was full of seniors as they heard from a variety a people about services offered. Plumas County District Attorney David Hollister spoke on the threat of elderly identity theft.

Plumas District Hospital Patient Experience Manager Tiffany Leonhardt spoke on the Plumas Transitional Care Program, also known as the swing bed program.

Motivational speaker Anne Gaudet encouraged seniors to “be open to loving ourselves, and be kinder to yourself” as seniors experience the aging process.

The event was well attended according to Plumas County Health Education Coordinator Dana Cash, and more than 70 people filtered in and out of the daylong summit.

“[The summit] gives space for sharing and dialogue,” said Cash. “It gives the opportunity for seniors to connect with services and resources they need.”

Cash said the seniors in the county can be isolated and often they don’t recognize their need for resources.

“Knowledge is power,” Cash said. “It is so important to get the information out there.”

Along with speakers from various organizations, there were also information booths and representatives from organizations including Community Connections and legal advisors to help answer questions.

Cash says the summit will return for a sixth year. For more information about Plumas County Public Health and Senior Programs, call 283-6337.