Press Release


Troy Library Program Addresses Elder Care & the Challenges of an Aging Population

3/6/2013 - Published by City of Troy,  (TroyMI)
TROY, Mich., March 6, 2013 — Active aging, quality of life and promoting wellness for an aging population are challenges facing all nations today. Thanks to increased life expectancy and medical advances, people are living longer and they want the option to age-in-place in their own homes and communities.   Join Nancy Martens, RN, CSA, and founder of ElderCompass, for an informative and educational evening, on Monday, March 25 at 7 pm at the Troy Public Library.

ElderCompass was founded in 2010, but began long before then.  As a clinical home care nurse, Nancy Martens noticed recurring trends in that patients and their families did not know where to start or whom to trust when making elder care decisions and arrangements. Many elder advocates and aging adults are tasked with organizing senior care and are overwhelmed by all the options and not knowing where to begin. Decisions often have to be made quickly and can have significant impact on seniors and their caregivers.  Nancy will offer practical information to address elder care challenges.

A list of top ten elder advocacy tips will provide the attendee with useful and real-time tools to advocate for a senior.  Safety, medical, lifestyle and legal/financial tips will be covered.  
Register online at  or call the Technology Center at 248.524.3542 to reserve your seat for this powerful program.
The Troy Public Library is located at 510 West Big Beaver, in Troy.

About Troy
Troy is a place where families and businesses thrive. A community with 80.980 residents recognized for its excellent quality of life, this “safest city in Michigan” has an A+ rated school system and city services. As one of Detroit’s northern suburbs, Troy is home to 6,000 flourishing businesses — including some of the most advanced technology companies in the world — that employ 125,000 people. A strategic location also puts residents and visitors within easy reach of a wide variety of recreational and cultural opportunities. Troy’s unique location in the heart of Oakland County, only 20 minutes from Detroit with access to I-75, I-696 and M-59, offers residents and businesses a tremendous competitive advantage, including attractive neighborhoods, excellent schools, prime shopping and employment opportunities.  Learn more at

Media Contact Information

Contact NameCindy Stewart
Contact Phone(248) 524-1147