"END OF LIFE LEGAL ISSUES" will be presented by Chip McLaughlin, Elder Law Attorney, on Thursday, June 8 from 9-10:30am in Prescott. Chip will discuss: Healthcare Powers of Attorney, Living Will, Pre-Hospital Medical Care Directive, Advance Directive Registration, Patient Self-Determination Act, The File of Life. Offered by The Margaret T. Morris Center and The Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Centers, the talk will occur at 878 Sunset Avenue. Refreshments provided. RSVP to Melody at (928) 441-1019.

"IDENTITY THEFT- PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY, YOUR FINANCES & YOUR FAMILY" is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday, June 8 from NOON-1pm at Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 E. Long Long Drive. Presenter Kevin Schaeffer CFP, Spirit West Certified Planning, will help you become aware of daily risks of theft to your personal information, and how to  protect yourself and your family. Topics will include: What is identity theft, including where is it most common; Why is it so prevalent and how we make it easy for identity thieves; Medical identity theft - how thieves use your information to get medical procedures for themselves; How to protect your elderly family members from being taken advantage of by scam artists. Don't be a victim - come learn easy steps to take to protect yourself and your family, starting immediately! (Directions: From Hwy 69, go north on Windsong, which becomes Loos; turn left (west) on Long Look. Church is on southwest corner of Loos & 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

WOOFSTOCK & PET ADOPT-A-THONwill occur Saturday, June 10 from 10am-4pm in Prescott Valley. Hosted by The Prescott Dog Magazine, the event will include: resource information and free samples of pet products; low-cost vaccinations & micro-chipping; "Bark for a Cure" walks at 10:30 and 1:30 to benefit American Cancer Society; a "kissing booth," with all proceeds going to Gentle Hearts Service Dogs which provides service dogs to autistic and PTSD patients throughout Arizona; Canine Good Citizen Certificates; demonstrations, contests, prizes, food & entertainment, as well as opportunities to adopt a furry friend. Well-behaved dogs are welcome to attend. Location: Prescott Valley Civic Center Amphitheater, 7501 Civic Center Drive. Info: visit www.PrescottDog.com or call 445-4811.

"UNDERSTANDING & RESPONDING TO DEMENTIA-RELATED BEHAVIOR" is a free seminar to occur Tuesday, June 13 from 11am-noon in Prescott. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. Learn to decode behavior triggers and learn strategies to help intervene with common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease. Location is the Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E Rosser Street. Space is limited. RSVP to 778-3000.

"THE BASICS OF ALZHEIMER’S" is a free seminar to occur Tuesday, June 13 from 12:30-1:30 pm in Chino Valley. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. Learn the facts about dementia and Alzheimer’s, including detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and more. Location is the Chino Valley Senior Center, 1021 W Butterfield Rd. Info or to register, call 636-9114.

"RETIREMENT – MAKING YOUR MONEY LAST" is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday, June 15 from NOON-1pm at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive, Prescott. Presenter Daniel Petz, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, will explain the key steps toward achieving your financial goals such that you don’t outlive your money. He will help you determine: Where you are today, where you would like to be, whether you can get there, how to get there, and how to stay on track. If you or your elderly parents are uncertain about the financial future, come learn about strategies for financial security. 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.html

"PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS & THE OLDER ADULT" is a free seminar, sponsored by YRMC, to be held on June 21 in Prescott and Prescott Valley. Presenter is Connie Boston, Senior Peer Prevention Program, West Yavapai Guidance Clinic. Learn about potential risks to older adults when taking prescription medication, the effects of prescription medications on older bodies, mixing medications with alcohol and herbal supplements, or sharing medications. Seminar will occur from 11am-noon at Samaritan Village Tower, 1075 Ruth Street in Prescott, and also from 2-3pm at Glassford Place in Prescott Valley, 7509 E Long Look Dr, Prescott Valley. For more info or to register for either seminar, call 778-3302.

"SELF-DEFENSE FOR SENIORS – DON’T BE A VICTIM" is a free workshop, sponsored by YRMC, to occur Wednesday, June 21 from 2-4pm in Prescott. Join Jill Potter and Kim Friend for instruction and a demonstration. Dress comfortably for activity. Location: YRMC Wellness Center, 930 Division Street. Space is limited. Call 771-5794 to reserve a seat.

"MEDICARE - THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY" is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday June 22 from NOON-1pm at American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive, Prescott. If you’re confused, you’re not alone! Knowing when to sign up and selecting the right plan is critical to assure adequate coverage at the best price. Presenter Ryan Steinert - Your Medicare Helper, will help make sense of it all. He will explain the original Medicare program - what is covered and what it costs; Part D plans and the "Doughnut Hole," supplement plans; the pros & cons of Medicare Advantage; and changes in 2017. Directions: From Whipple, go north on Ruth Street towards Prescott High School, right on Scott Drive, 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

AARP'S SMART DRIVER COURSE- Refresh your driving skills on June 22 or June 29 in Prescott Valley from 1-5pm, either day. Learn defensive driving techniques, proven safety strategies, new traffic laws & rules of the road. There are no tests, and at the end of the class you may qualify to receive a discount on your auto insurance. Cost, including workbook is $15 for AARP Members/$20 for non-members. To register, call Dale Strickland, AARP Volunteer Instructor at (928) 277-1388. Location: Central Arizona Seniors Association (CASA), 9360 Manzanita Cr, Prescott Valley.

 -"DEHYDRATION: WHAT DOES IT AFFECT & HOW DO YOU PREVENT IT?" is a free seminar to occur Tuesday, June 27 from 3-4pm in Prescott. Presented by the YRMC Clinical Nutrition Department, the seminar will cover the signs of dehydration and tips for improving your hydration to feel and look your best. Location: Highgate Senior Living, 1600 Petroglyph Pointe Dr. Info or to reserve a seat call 541-1400.

"BUYING OR SELLING A HOME: WHY IT’S DIFFERENT FOR SENIORS THAN ANY OTHER AGE GROUP" is a Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday, June 29 from NOON-1pm at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive, Prescott. Presenter Eve Connolly, Owner- Connolly Real Estate Connection, will help relieve the apprehension that often accompanies selling or buying a home. Eve will explain how to retain control of the process; she will identify the options, including aging in place in your current home, downsizing to a smaller home, moving in with family or a Continuing Care Community; how to determine the costs, and operating from a mindset of clarity, reality and a focus on prevention rather than apprehension. (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.html

"HEART HEALTH" is a free presentation to occur in Prescott on June 29 at 2pm. Presenter is Bette Borst with Nurses Network. Location is Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive.

UNITED BLOOD DRIVE will occur Thursday, June 29 from 8am-4pm at YRMC West, Thumb Butte Room, 1003 Willow Creek Rd in Prescott. Register at www.bloodhero.com (sponsor code YRMC) or call 771-5295.

"TIL DEATH DO US PART – I WANT TO BRING MY LOVED ONE HOME!" is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday, July 6 from NOON-1pm at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1202 Green Lane, Prescott. Presenters: Sarah Twombly & Shanon Jauregui – Good Samaritan Society Hospice, will discuss the stress of hospitalization of a loved one, the hope and resources for recovery, and the conundrum of determining how to get the best support in caring for your loved one at home. To be covered: How to communicate with medical providers (key questions and information); resources & care options; agency referrals and empowering yourself to obtain the services you need; home care teams and in-home care; the benefits of "being home" for both the patient and family members. (Directions: From YRMC, go north on Willow Creek, turn left (west) on Green. Church is on right side, set back from the street.) RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or (928) 778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.seniorconnection.us/SpeakersBureau.html

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