Our Senior Connection "Senior & Caregiver Conference & Expo" will occur Friday, October 13 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Prescott Valley. Approximately 70 nonprofit, for-profit and government Senior Service providers of products, services and support will have informational booths. Local experts will give presentations throughout the day on issues relating to being a Senior or Family Caregiver.
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend! This twice-yearly event provides an opportunity to meet the Senior Connection Member agencies that make it possible for us to provide FREE resources to you throughout the year. Come learn what their companies have to offer, and thank them for their support of our efforts to help Seniors and Family Caregivers!
Presentations to occur throughout the day:
10am - "Demystifying In-Home Health, Palliative Care & Hospice Options"
11am - "Making Sense of Medicare"
Noon - "I’m Being Discharged from the Hospital - Now What?"
1pm - "Miracle Cures? The Latest Developments in Regenerative Medicine"
2pm - "Stroke Prevention & Recovery"
An event flier is available at our website and also available by clicking here:
Location is Liberty Traditional School, 3300 N Lake Valley Road (be sure to approach from the north, i.e. from Lakeshore Drive). Visit for part or all of the day, as your schedule allows. Free admission. No need to RSVP. Info: Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or (928) 778-3747.
"MAKING SENSE OF THE MEDICARE NONSENSE" Ryan Steinert with Your Medicare Helper LLC will provide the truth about Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans during presentations to occur during October and November. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Ryan will help you understand all your options simply and clearly. Dates and locations include: Prescott - Oct 10 (10am), Oct 18 (10am), Oct 24 (noon, includes lunch), Nov 15 (10am); Verde Valley/Sedona - Oct 7 (10am, Cottonwood), Oct 17 (10am, Sedona), Oct 20 (10am, Clarkdale), Oct 25 (2pm, Sedona), Nov 17 (10am, Clarkdale). For specific locations, more info or to rsvp, visit www.YourMedicareHelper.com/events or contact Ryan at (928) 649-9939.
"FRAUD WATCH – HOW TO OUTSMART A CON ARTIST" is a free presentation to occur Tuesday, October 3 from 2-3pm at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive in Prescott. You will learn common tricks con artists use to victimize the public; ten common scams used by con artists; seven prevention tips to help protect yourself from scams & fraud; available resources, including the AARP Fraud Network website, a free on-line resource available to both AARP members and non-members; information about the Fraud Fighter Call Center, a toll-free phone number available to the public. Attendees will receive two booklets: "The Con Artist’s Playbook" and "AARP Watchdog Alert Handbook." Call (928) 445-9300 for more info.
"MEDICARE 101" is a free Senior Connection presentation to occur Thursday, October 5 from NOON-1pm at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1202 Green Lane in Prescott. Presenter is Glenn Berkley, Licensed State Agent - Humana. Ever wonder what Medicare Parts A, B, C and D cover? Want to know if you are eligible? Come learn about your Medicare options and get your questions answered. (Directions: From YRMC, go north on Willow Creek Road, Left (west) on Green Lane. Church is on right side, set back from street.)RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or (928) 778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html
"SENIOR & CAREGIVERS CONFERENCE & EXPO" – Please mark the date and plan to attend this Senior Connection event on Friday, October 13 any time between 10am-3pm at Liberty Traditional School, 3300 N Lake Valley Road in Prescott Valley. Meet representatives from approximately 60 providers of services and products for Seniors and Family Caregivers, and attend presentations by guest speakers throughout the day (speaker schedule is available on the event flier). Come as your schedule allows. No charge to attend. No rsvp needed. Flier available at www.seniorconnection.us/Expo_Brochure.pdfDirections: Be sure to approach the school from the north, i.e. from Lakeshore Drive. From Hwy 69 to north on Glassford Hill Rd, right (east) on Lakeshore, right (south) on Lake Valley Road. Expo will be in the main building (with the flagpole), adjacent to the school office. For more info, contact Debbie at Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or (928) 778-3747.
STEP OUT WALK TO STOP DIABETESwill occur in Prescott October 14. Info: Mary Rein at email@example.com or (602) 861-4731 x7093.
HOPE FEST will occur Saturday, October 14 from 10am-8pm on the Prescott Courthouse Plaza. This Hope Serves Family Resource Fair was designed to meet the immediate needs of local Veterans, the Hungry, Homeless and those affected by Domestic Violence, and their families. Event will include information booths, as well as live music, guest speakers, free Family Fun Zone, food, vendors. Goal is to connect guests to meaningful service including physical and mental health, housing, family resources, senior options, job & volunteering opportunities, and more. Info: (928) 387-HOPE, info@HopeFestAz.com or visit www.HopeFestAZ.com.
CRAFTING YOUR LEGACY – ESTATE & FINANCIAL PLANNING will be offered by Good Samaritan Society in Prescott & Prescott Valley October 18 & 19. Topics include: What is estate planning and probate, Do I need a will or living trust, What is a charitable trust and charitable gift annuity, What property is subject to a greater tax? Oct 18 from 11:30am-1pm at Prescott Village, 1030 Scott Dr & 4:30-6:30pm at Marley House, 1063 Ruth St in Prescott; and Oct 19 from 11:30am-1pm at Windsong Villas, 3385 N Windsong Dr in Prescott Valley and 5:30-7pm at Willow Wind, 3191 Aster Dr in Prescott. Lunch provided at early events; appetizers and desserts at later events. For more info or to rsvp, contact Gretchen at (928) 460-9678 or firstname.lastname@example.org by October 12.
"THE ART OF DOWNSIZING" is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday, October 19 from NOON-1pm at Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 E Long Look Dr. Whether you’re preparing to move or simply want to cut down on clutter to effectively age in place, the thought of downsizing or moving can be overwhelming. Faun Duns, owner of Caring Transitions of Northern AZ, will explain how to begin the process. She will help you decide what to take with you and what to leave behind, how to continue making progress, and will share important considerations as well as resources that are available to help you. (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
PRESCOTT MEALS ON WHEELS will hold the Prescott Pizza Palooza on Saturday, October 21 from 11am-3pm on Cortez and Goodwin Streets in downtown Prescott. The event features pizza tastings from area restaurants and pizzerias competing for the best traditional, gluten-free, exotic or dessert pizza. There will also be entertainment, a pizza dough tossing contest, an amateur-judged homemade pizza contest and a kid’s corner. Regional artists will create original works of "Pizza Box Art" on pizza boxes which will be on display and for sale at the event. Cost: $15 for adults (10 tastings), $7 for youth 14 and under (5 tastings). Beer and soda garden drinks are extra. Tickets at prescottmealsonwheels.com. For more info, contact Tina Blake at 928-445-7630, X605 or email@example.com.
"DISPELLING THE MYTHS & STIGMA OF THE REVERSE MORTGAGE" is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday, October 26 from NOON-1pm at American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive, Prescott. Presenter Rob Kanyur, Reverse Mortgage Planner, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, will explain how the Reverse Mortgage is being utilized as a retirement planning tool and why it is no longer the loan of last resort. He will cover the four main objections to a Reverse Mortgage, "perfect-storm" statistics, Reverse Mortgage basics and benefits, property eligibility. (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
"LONG-TERM CARE OPTIONS – LEGAL & FINANCIAL ISSUES " is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday November 2 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1202 Green Lane in Prescott. Most of us would like to obtain Long-Term Care Insurance, however, the cost is often prohibitive. Chip McLaughlin, Law Offices of Chester B McLaughlin, will cover legal and financial considerations for you and your family and will explain options that can help you plan for future needs while preserving your assets. He will cover Medicare, Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS), VA benefits and private pay options. (Directions: From YRMC, go north on Willow Creek Road, left (west) on Green Lane. 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