"DEMENTIA CONVERSATIONS" will be presented by the Alzheimer’s Association on Friday, March 2 from 2:30-3:30pm at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive in Prescott. Learn tips and how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about issues related to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Info: 708-4636.
"CELEBRATE LIFE HEALTH EXPO" sponsored by Yavapai Regional Medical Center will occur Saturday, March 3 from 9am-1pm at the Prescott Valley Event Center, 3201 N Main Street. There will be neighborhoods including Kids and Families, Heart Health, Healthy Living and Wellness, Nutrition, Volunteer Opportunities and Community Resources. Non-perishable food items and household supplies for area food banks and shelters will be accepted. Info: YRMCHealthConnect.org
"BALANCE – USE IT OR LOSE IT" is a free presentation to occur Tuesday, March 6 from 2-3pm at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive in Prescott. Presenter Karen Russell, Community Liaison - Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, will explain the multiple systems that contribute to stability, and how posture and age-related changes can affect balance. She will demonstrate fall prevention techniques so you can safely improve balance at home. Call 445-9300 for info or to RSVP.
"THE RIGHT TIME TO MOVE A LOVED ONE WITH DEMENTIA INTO A LONG TERM CARE COMMUNITY" is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday, March 8 from NOON-1pm at Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 E. Long Look Drive, Prescott Valley. Melody Thomas-Morgan, Adult Care Services/Margaret T Morris Center, will tell you what signs to look for in your loved one with dementia or yourself, and when it's time to consider moving to a long-term care community. You will learn the two major reasons people decide to move their loved one to a long-term care community, and how to overcome the guilt, indecision and sadness. She will also explain what to look for in a dementia care community. And what about you - some words of encouragement. (Directions: From Hwy 69, go north on Glassford Hill, right on Long Look.) RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or (928) 778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html
AARP is hosting its first "Movies for Grownups" in Prescott Valley on Thursday, March 8 beginning at noon at Harkins Theaters in Prescott Valley. With the 50+ population in mind, AARP will offer movies to AARP members and non-members alike, free to the public. The March selection will be "Murder on the Orient Express." Pre-registration is required, however, registration does not guarantee a seat, as the event is first come, first served. To RSVP call 1-844-418-2281 or visit http://aarp.cvent.com/OrientExpress_PrescottValley
SENIOR CONNECTION’S "SENIOR RESOURCES CONFERENCE & EXPO" will occur Friday, March 16 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Prescott Valley. Approximately 60 providers of products, services and support for seniors and caregivers will have informational booths. Local experts will give presentations throughout the day on issues relating to being a Senior or Family Caregiver. An event flier is available on the homepage of our website at www.SeniorConnection.us and also available by clicking here: www.seniorconnection.us/Expo_Brochure.pdf
Speakers and Topics: 10am "The Caregiver Emotional Roller Coaster" (Pamela Cregger, Community Service Representative - Home Instead Senior Care); 11am "Personal Advocacy in Today’s Healthcare System" (Bonnie Shimko,
Noon "Chronic Pain & Opioid Crisis for Seniors" (Dr Wayne Bennett, DC - Bennett Clinic); 1pm "De-Prescribing – Trimming Down Un-Needed Meds As We Age" (Sam Downing, MD - YRMC Palliative Care); "Guardianship, Conservatorship & Probate – What, When and How to Avoid" (Chip McLaughlin, Attorney - Law Offices of Chester B. McLaughlin, P.C.).
Location will be Liberty Traditional School, 3300 N Lake Valley Road (we will be in the building with the flagpole. Approach the school from the north, i.e. from Lakeshore Drive for access to either parking lot). Visit for part or all of the day, as your schedule allows. Free admission. RSVPs are not needed. Info: contact me at Debbie@SeniorConnection.us (928) 778-3747.
"COMMUNICATING WITH A LOVED ONE ABOUT THEIR CAREGIVING NEEDS" a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday, March 22 from NOON-1pm at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive, Prescott. Presenter Alan Wikman, Owner/Director, Synergy Home Care, will speak about the when, where, and how to plan the conversation, including what and how to say things, and also what's best left unsaid. He will also explain the necessity of having the input of family members, good friends and other important people in the loved one's daily life in on the plan for the conversation. There are many important points to be covered in this presentation, including options available to assist you and your family with the needs of your parent, spouse, or other loved one. (Directions: From Whipple, go north on Ruth Street towards Prescott High School, right on Scott Drive, right at stop sign.) RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or (928) 778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.seniorconnection.us/SpeakersBureau.htm
EXPLANATION OF VETERANS BENEFITS will occur at The Margaret T. Morris Center in Prescott on Wednesday, March 21 from 10-11 a.m. in Prescott. James Morrow, Benefits Counselor from Arizona Department of Veterans Affairs will cover: Processing compensation and pension applications, Applying for Aid & Attendance and Housebound benefits, Filing for survivor’s death benefits, Filing for burial benefits, Requesting military service records, Upgrading military discharges. There will be time for questions. Location: The Margaret T. Morris Center: 878 Sunset Ave, Prescott. For info or to RSVP, contact Melody at (928)441-1019.
ALZHEIMER’S ANNUAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE will occur March 28 from 8am-4pm at the Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E Rosser Street. This event is dedicated to Alzheimer’s disease research, education, and caregiver support. The conference is a full day of workshops and lectures with updates on the latest advancements in Alzheimer’s research, community resources, and ways to increase the quality of life for both the individual and the caregiver. CEUs will be available for professionals. Cost is $40 ($70 for professionals; $90 for CEUs). Call 771-9257 or email Kerri Uehlein at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
"TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF & YOUR SPOUSE WHEN DEALING WITH ILLNESS" is a free Senior Connection presentation to occur Thursday, March 29 from NOON-1pm at American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Dr, Prescott. Presenter Karen Black-Passmore, Good Samaritan Society Hospice, will explain the options available for support and education in order to care for your spouse and yourself when one of you is dealing with increased illness, as well as the difficulty in caring for your spouse when you have concerns about your own health. She will also discuss caregiving options available, including home health agencies, palliative care & hospice. (Directions: From Whipple, go north on Ruth St towards Prescott High School) right on Scott Dr, left at stop sign.) RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or (928) 778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html
For a schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html