“KnowHow” is a free, decision-support and personal advocacy program that helps SCC members live life on their terms by knowing what they don’t know. KnowHow doesn’t make the decision. It makes the decision you make, better!
KnowHow has been a partner to Senior Community Connections
in supporting its’ members, since SCC opened its doors in October 2017.
Innumerable studies show, time and again, that older adults suffer disproportionately from missteps, misinformation and unfortunate decision-making that can derail one’s quality of life. Prudent counsel, however, is often hard to come by: costly, biased, or worse — ill-intended. Where then might one turn to get help; assess the landscape; and plot next steps? KnowHow has filled this void for scores of individuals and families throughout the Lake Norman Region
as it becomes increasingly recognized as a trusted and discerning advocate for those it serves.
Areas Where KnowHow Matters:
KnowHow is. . .
- Social Security
- Planning with the End in Mind
- Patient Savvy
- Financial Savvy
- Retirement Cornerstones
- Intermediary with agencies
- Forms & Applications
- Personal Concerns
- Accessible by phone, email or home visit.
- “Walks with you” throughout the process.
- Strictly confidential: personal information is not disclosed without permission.
- Free of charge: does not sell or offer any fee-based services.
- KnowHow services are provided by David Critchlow, a retired senior health care executive and founding board member of DVN.
Through a trusted network of vetted volunteers, Senior Community Connection provides assistance with transportation, technology support, personal advocacy and information, minor household repairs, friendly visits and calls, and help with day-to-day errands. Members and their families have peace of mind knowing that local support is only ‘a phone call away’. So why is it important?
- Empowers members to live in their own homes and communities
- Promotes healthy living, social integration and well-being of older adults in our community
- Fosters independence and community integration
- Peer-to-peer network encourages more connections
- Enhance seniors’ quality of life