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    2018 WORKSHOPS

    SESSION 1 WORKSHOPS

    9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.          

    MEDICARE 101

    Cactus Room 

    A discussion on the issuing of the new Medicare cards, what to do with your old cards, Medicare premium assessments, how to appeal Medicare decisions, enrolling into Medicare and what to expect from your Medicare benefits.

    Workshop presented by:  Thomas Vance with Care N Care Insurance, Inc.

    9:45 a.m.—10:30 a.m.            

    LIVING THROUGH GRIEF

    Stagecoach Room 

    Learn tools and basic understanding of ways to handle grief that are healthy and lead to healing. You will  be able to recognize some symptoms of grief, learn some coping skills to assist you in the grief process and to ask questions about dealing with grief.

    Workshop presented by: Lynell Bond, Professional Counselor

    9:45 a.m. —10:30 a.m. 

    ELDER FINANCIAL FRAUD: 

    PROTECTING YOURSELF - PROTECTING YOUR FAMILY

    Pioneer Palace Room  

    This presentation will cover the most current trends in defrauding seniors.  It offers helpful tips on how to prevent yourself and your loved ones from being victimized financially, using actual cases that are being handled by law enforcement.

    Workshop presented by:  Lori L. Varnell, J.D., C.P.A. Chief, Elder Financial FraudTarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office

    9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.     

      ADVANCE CARE PLANNING:

    MAKING HEALTH CARE DECISIONS

    Corral Room

    Tell Someone. The Importance of Advance Care Planning

    Advance care planning is making decisions ahead of time about the care you would want to receive if you become unable to speak for yourself or are unable to make decisions.

    This workshop will focus on understanding the advance care planning documents and details the steps needed to complete the document to share health care wishes and to appoint someone to be your voice if you are no longer able to communicate these wishes.

    Workshop presented by: Cheryl Mart, BSN, RN-BC is a Board Certified Faith Community Nurse and Mary Teague, BSN, RN has been a Faith Community Nursing Program Coordinator

    9:45 a.m. —10:30 a.m.

    CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER

    Silver Spur Room

    · Effects of Caregiving on Health and Well Being

    · Identifying Personal Barriers to Self Care

    · Tools for Managing Stress

    Workshop presented by: Jane Oderberg, LMSW

    OPTIONS: HOME HEALTH AND HOME CARE 

    KNOW THE DIFFERENCE

    Longhorn Room 

    Options: Home Care / Home Health – Navigating the health care system is complicated. The ever-changing landscape makes understanding your options difficult at best. Join Marty Rew of Home Instead Senior Care and Diana Broussard-Paulson of Klarus Home Health to hear about the different options available to you and arm yourself with information to make the decision that best fits your needs.

    Workshop presented by: Marty Rew of Home Instead Senior Care and Diana Broussard-Paulson of Klarus Home Health

    SESSION 2 WORKSHOPS

    11 a.m.—11:45 a.m.     

    COMMUNITY FALL PREVENTION

    Cactus Room  

    Community Fall Prevention is a didactic presentation identifying fall risk factors for community dwelling seniors and provides evidence-based strategies for fall prevention. Common misperceptions regarding falls as we age are clarified and discussed. Logical specific approaches to fall prevention are identified via a background of proven best practices. Humor, engagement and genuine interaction between the presenter and participants increase confidence on fall prevention methods.

    Workshop presented by: Mary Ann Contreras, JPS

    11 a.m. —11:45 a.m.

    IMPORTANCE OF DENTAL HEALTH AS YOU AGE

    Stagecoach Room 

    Oral health is considered an essential element of healthy aging. Without a healthy mouth, important aspects of a quality life are affected.  This presentation will discuss the oral concerns that face us as we age. Dry mouth, gum disease, decay and solutions for missing teeth will be discussed. Dental aging problems can prevented and treated as new advancements have created ways to help you have great oral health for a lifetime!

    Presenter: Deanna Chaney, RDH

    11 a.m. —11:45 a.m.  

    DIABETES MYTH BUSTER'S

    Pioneer Palace Room 

    If you have diabetes—or care for someone who does—you may be bombarded with information about diabetes. It comes from television commercials, the internet and even well-meaning friends and family members. We will take a look at some of the popular misconceptions many have about diabetes and do some Diabetes Myth Busting!

    Workshop presented by:  Kathy Robinson,  Chronic Disease Program Manager, JPS Health

    11 a.m. —11:45 a.m.     

    ADVANCE CARE PLANNING:

    MAKING HEALTH CARE DECISIONS

    Corral Room

    Tell Someone. The Importance of Advance Care Planning
    Advance care planning is making decisions ahead of time about the care you would want to receive if you become unable to speak for yourself or are unable to make decisions.
    This workshop will focus on understanding the advance care planning documents and details the steps needed to complete the document to share health care wishes and to appoint someone to be your voice if you are no longer able to communicate these wishes.

    Workshop presented by: Cheryl Mart, BSN, RN-BC is a Board Certified Faith Community Nurse  and Mary Teague, BSN, RN has been a Faith Community Nursing Program Coordinator

    11 a.m. —11:45 a.m.

    CARING FOR THE CAREGIVERS

    Silver Spur Room 

    · Effects of Caregiving on Health and Well Being

    · Identifying Personal Barriers to Self Care

    · Tools for Managing Stress

    Presented by Jane Oberberg, LMSW

    11 a.m. —11:45 a.m.

    OPTIONS: HOME HEALTH AND HOME CARE

    KNOW THE DIFFERENCE

    Longhorn Room

    Options: Home Care / Home Health – Navigating the health care system is complicated. The ever-changing landscape makes understanding your options difficult at best. Join Marty Rew of Home Instead Senior Care and Diana Broussard-Paulson of Klarus Home Health to hear about the different options available to you and arm yourself with information to make the decision that best fits your needs.

    Workshop presented by: Marty Rew of Home Instead Senior Care and Diana Broussard-Paulson of Klarus Home Health

    GRAB YOUR LUNCH AND JOIN US

    FOR THE AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS

    SESSION 3 WORKSHOPS

    12:15 p.m. —1 p.m.

    KNOW THE 10 SIGNS – ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

    Cactus Room  

    The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future.
    We’ll separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer’s  in America. Hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others.

    Workshop presented by Tia  Viera,   Alzheimers Association of Tarrant County

    12:15 p.m. —1 p.m.

    GET SOCIAL: USE TODAY'S TECHNOLOGY TO CONNECT

    Stagecoach Room 

    How to communicate for free with family and friends is a common question among seniors.  With today’s technology it is possible to communicate with family and friends via wi-fi.  Free phone numbers are available as well as many apps -- some of which include video capabilities.  Apps include Facebook messenger, Snap Chat, Skype and FaceTime.  This class will provide information regarding each option, demonstrations and include a comparison between options currently available so you can choose what is best for you. 

    Presented by: Ed Sanders

    12:15 p.m. —1 p.m.

    ELDER FINANCIAL FRAUD: 

    PROTECTING YOURSELF - PROTECTING YOUR FAMILY

    Pioneer Palace Room

    This presentation will cover the most current trends in defrauding seniors.  It offers helpful tips on how to prevent yourself and your loved ones from being victimized financially, using actual cases that are being handled by law enforcement.

    Workshop presented by:  Lori L. Varnell, J.D., C.P.A. Chief, Elder Financial Fraud, Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office

    12:15 p.m. —1 p.m.

    DISRUPT AGING

    Corral Room

    Disrupt Aging is a call to shape the future of aging. We do this by challenging outdated beliefs about what it means to age and sparking new solutions so we can all choose how we live as we age.

    Workshop presented by: Melodia Gutierrez, Associate State Director of Advocacy & Outreach
    AARP Texas – DFW Area 

    Eva Sandoval Bonilla, AARP Lead Volunteer for Age Friendly Fort Worth

    12:15 p.m. —1 p.m.

    Raising Grandkids Can Be a Wild Ride!

    Silver Spur Room

    Grand parenting this ‘new’ generation becomes more challenging each day. Attend this session and have addition information and resources to assist you and your family to build upon the strengths that you already possess. Some of those skills: parenting, financial, health and a Q & A time.

     

    Workshop presented by Marian Ross, M.S., county Extension agent - Tarrant County

    12:15 p.m. —1 p.m.

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