Seniors Matter @ Ascension  

2nd Saturday of the month, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. starting August 11, 2018


  • Topics vary each month: 
    • housing decisions including
      • downsizing,
      • knowing when it’s time to move,
      • assisted living and nursing home considerations
    • healthcare and insurance concerns
    • legal considerations including end of life planning
    • financial changes
    • caregiver resources
    • hospice information
  • Informational presentation only; NOT a sales pitch
  • Space is limited; watch for sign-up
  • No cost
  • Invite your friends and family


11:00 Gather and visit in the Fellowship Hall
11:30 Light lunch served
12:00 Speaker presentation
12:30 Q&A with speaker
  1:00 Social time, fun & games


Saturday, August 11 – Caregiver Resources

Lauren Bond, RN, BSN, MS, Director of Client Services
Care is There Geriatric Care Management

Lauren will be speaking on caregiver support and practical resources for caregivers.  This will be a great session for seniors AND their caregivers to attend together. Lauren will talk about the value of a Care Manager; a useful resource even when the senior feels they are still able to live independently. She’ll talk about having an advocate and remaining independent.

About Lauren Bond:
Lauren holds degrees in Nursing (BSN) and Computer Science (BS, MS). She is a second-career nurse. Additionally, she worked for almost 9 years in the acute hospital setting. Her experience includes heart patient care, inpatient medical/surgical care, and hospital-based outpatient clinics.

“When an older loved one starts to struggle with every day activities, it is difficult for a family to know how to help. It’s even harder when the family is not nearby,” Lauren says. “I felt so helpless in maintaining my father’s quality of life from far away. Care is There made all the difference for Dad. Now, I want to use my experience and expertise to help families in the Kansas City area in the same way.”

September 8 – Healthcare & Insurance Concerns

Dawn Crouch, LUTCF (Life, Disability & Long-Term Care Insurance)

  • Discusses long-term care insurance

October 13 – House & Home
Troy Bandy, MHA, RN.

  • Senior Living Specialist – discuss options for senior living

November 10 –  Legal Considerations
Kirsten Schroeder Larsen, Attorney at Law, Estate Planning,

  • Estate Planning

December 8 – Home & Health
Peggy Schults, Co-founder and partner;

  • Downsizing and making the move to your next home