Tue, Apr 18|
Lake Travis Community Library
Preparing to ‘Stay Put’
You’ve decided to stay in your home – now what? Are you prepared? Have you taken steps to equip yourself and your residence for the long haul? Learn the pros and cons about aging-in-place during this 90-minute lively and informative panel discussion.
Time & Location
Apr 18, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing Rd, Austin, TX 78734, USA
About the event
To attend virtually, please register here.
You’ve decided to stay in your home – now what? Are you prepared? Have you taken steps to equip yourself and your residence for the long haul? Learn the pros and cons about aging-in-place during this 90-minute lively and informative panel discussion. Our expert panelists will share with you some of the most effective strategies and resources available for living safely and independently in your home as you get older. Learn about precautions you can take to ensure that YOU remain in control of your lifestyle choices and decisions.
Our panelists for this seminar will be:
- Bobby Scruggs, Owner and President at FirstLight Home Care of Austin
Bobby Scruggs is a native of Decatur, AL, but spent most of his developmental years growing up in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio University with a BBA Degree in Marketing. Bobby has held a number of Sales Management, Customer Marketing and Business Development positions with Fortune 500 companies such as Goodyear Tire & Rubber, BP Oil Company, Frito-Lay, and Colgate-Palmolive. He formed Scruggs Family Holdings, Inc. in 2018 and it serves as the parent company of his franchise, FirstLight Home Care.
Bobby is currently President & CEO of FirstLight Home Care of Austin where he and his team provide non-medical Home Care services for Seniors, Veterans, People with Disabilities, and those recuperating at home. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Austin Kappa Education and Leadership Foundation (AKELF) as its Treasurer and Co-Chairman of Fundraising. When he is not working, Bobby enjoys playing golf, traveling, and spending time with his wife of over 30 years, Michelle, and his two adult children, Ashley and Darien.
Bobby attributes his career success to living by this simple, but powerful operating philosophy:
“I believe that God will provide me with everything that I want in this life, if I’m willing to help others to get what they want.”
- Cyndi Cummings, Founder of Turnkey Transitions®
Cyndi Cummings is a REALTOR®, Broker Associate, and President of The Cummings Home Team and Turnkey Transitions®. With more than 20 years of experience in the Central Texas real estate market, she is considered the leading authority on issues related to downsizing, late-life moves, and (55+) senior living solutions.
Cyndi credits her community involvement as a main impetus toward helping clients. Always busy with charity groups and other civic activities, she has served as Board President of AustinUP, Executive Board Member for Chariot (formally Drive a Senior Central Texas), and Founder and President of the non-profit LT Senior Services. In 2022, Cyndi was honored with the national Service to Seniors Award from the Society of Certified Senior Advisors. Additionally, she was appointed to the Austin Economic Development Corporation Board, a Public Real Estate Developer working for purpose instead of profits. AEDC can speed the pace of the public response to decreasing affordability and equity by moving at the pace of the market to blend the best of public and private deal making.
Cyndi created a unique added service to her real estate business that she offers to her sellers. It is a “concierge” moving experience called Turnkey Transitions® which provides clients and their families with not only an MLS listing and top-tier marketing, but invaluable hands-on help with arduous tasks such as sorting, selling off, staging, moving out, moving in, and, finally, setting up of my clients’ new homes.
Her goal always is to customize a plan for the senior that takes into account their current living situation and overall life plan. Whether a senior is considering a move from a family home to a smaller apartment, mother-in-law cottage, or retirement community, Cyndi works to provide the family with a variety of options to reduce out-of-pocket expenses or defer income streams to help the senior either remain independent or be eligible for financial assistance possibilities.
Cyndi’s experience will move you.
- Amy Temperley - Aging is Cool
For over 30 years, Amy Temperley has committed her work to improving the lives of older adults in some form or fashion. From her time as a social worker in nursing homes and home health care, to Executive roles in older adult focused nonprofit agencies, and as a consultant and business owner Amy has served caregivers, individuals with dementia and disabilities, and nonprofit leaders. She is passionate about issues related to living a full life, active aging and ageism.
Amy has a Master’s Degree in Human Services from St. Edward’s University and has been called upon time and again to develop relationships and create change in communities and organizations. She is an innovative thinker with a commitment to authentic leadership,
problem solving and working within systems to implement change.
Amy and her husband, Damien, founded Aging is Cool in 2016 with the dream to create smart, engaging, fun activities for older adults and to address ageism in the world around them. In 2020, Aging is Cool partnered with Heart and Soul Care to create and launch, A Mighty Good Time, a website and one-stop-shop for engaging activities for older adults nationwide.