MAY 14 EVENT IS CANCELLED
Senior Saturday is waiting until we can gather again. Our next scheduled speaker is Linda Ward from the Center for Practical Bioethics. She'll speak with us on how to communicate your end-of-life wishes to your loved ones in a caring manner. Maybe not a topic we discuss everyday but the virus has helped re-prioritize the importance of family and the value in open, honest communication.
|11:00||Gather and visit in the Fellowship Hall|
|11:15||Light lunch served|
|12:30||Q&A with speaker|
Ruth Stoan, Healthy Graying, Licensed Professional Counselor (August 2019)
Ruth Stoan has over 35 years’ experience working with individuals and families through changes and transitions.
She spent 18 years working directly with seniors as a social service director at a local skilled rehabilitation center. Ruth is passionate about helping people retain their independence, decision making and enjoy life as fully as possible. She has
developed Healthy Graying as a resource for seniors and their families.
Laura Hartley, Hospice Nurse (December 2019)
Laura provided some great basic information on what happens when a loved one moves into hospice care and shared
insight and advice on how to select and work with a hospice care team.
The ABCs of Medicare Planning (October 2019)
Amanda Fisk, Medicare Specialist
Fisk Insurance Agency
With Medicare renewal season upon us, Amanda's presentation was timely as she broke down the various components
that make up Medicare and shared what the different parts mean, supplements vs Advantage plans and more. She's
a helpful resource! Her one piece of advice is to know that Medicare is not one-size-fits-all; if you're buying Medicare,
have your coverage reviewed before you renew.
Healthy Eating for Seniors - No Kale Required! (June 2019)
Nancy Oglesby, email@example.com
Nancy is a holistic health coach, meaning she believes in a balance. She shared her advice in an entertaining and informative talk full of ideas on ways to eat the foods you like to fix and avoid falling into the trap of eating out, eating highly-processed frozen meals, or filling up with empty junk food calories. She says there's room for fun if you try to eat healty 80% of the time. Her website and blog are chock full of information.
Vicki not only brought pie, she brough eye-opening facts about scams foisted on unsuspecting seniors over
the phone, over Facebook. She is adept at helping seniors navigate email, online shopping, and how to stay
We had a great down-to-earth discussion with Kirsten on what first steps to take to begin planning our estate
Senior Planning Checklist (April 2019)
Aaron Love, JD
Love & Blomquist, LLC
Answers to questions about legal concerns like understanding the various types of ‘powers of attorney’, telling the family one’s wishes are regarding one's estate, etc. She is very approachable. She drafts plans for each client based on their
objectives and one that can evolve with life changes.
Who Wants it? (February 2020)
Retired educator, world traveler, piano/organ playing, jewelry-making, crafter
Doris wears many hats and one of her gifts is helping connect people who NEED something with people who NEED
to get something out of their house. She gave us help on how to start decluttering and find new homes for our once-
loved but no-longer-used treasures.
Aging Gracefully in Place (March 2019)
Lynn Stoner-Whitsett - Functional Home Living
Lynn shared some startling statistics on falls (accidental injury was the third leading cause of death in the US in 2017)
then gave us some practical advice on updating our homes - including no-step entryways, single floor living, extra-wide halls and doors, lever-style handles, accessible electrical controls and lighting. 'Layered lighting' ensures lighting is
available where it's needed. She suggested some low-cost solutions that seniors can do on their own, like a plug-in,
motion sensor night light that gives off much more light. Great for those late night trips to the bathroom!