Given a choice, most people would prefer to stay in their own homes as they age. Thankfully, there are many kinds of in-home services that can help people \u201cage in place\u201d safely. Different situations call for various types of services. A sudden medical crisis like a broken bone might require a high level of care over a relatively short time. Progressive medical conditions like Parkinson\u2019s or Alzheimer\u2019s diseases might necessitate increasing levels of care. Normal, gradual aging might simply entail help with light household chores. Even after identifying the kind of care that is needed, navigating the wide range of available services can be daunting. On Friday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m., Heather McGhie, director of HomeCare by RVNA, will lead a seminar on choosing a caregiver. She will discuss different types of in-home care and the various ways it can be provided. She\u2019ll explain which services Medicare covers. She will also give you the pros and cons of using an agency like hers versus independent contractors. \u00a0 Whether it\u2019s for a spouse, parent or yourself, choosing a caregiver can feel overwhelming. But there are many resources available to help, including HomeCare by RVNA, the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, and even websites like AARP. This seminar might be a good place to start. Beach Party Tea, Friday, Feb. 10, 2 p.m., sponsored by Oasis Senior Advisors.