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Speakers Bureau
Currently Scheduled Presentations

The Speakers Bureau is an opportunity for your group to get the very latest information on a variety of subjects presented by local area Gurus.

These Presentations are part of our BrownBag Lunch Series, making it convenient for working folks to attend. Feel free to bring your lunch!

NO sales pitches are allowed. These are strictly educational Presentations.

Please check back regularly, we add new presentation venues often:

 

2017


JANUARY

Thursday, January 5 NOON-1pm
"Movement Options -
Senior Exercise to Meet Your Lifestyle"
Presenter: Mary Heller, BeMoved & Gentle BeMoved
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1202 Green Ln in Prescott

Thursday, January 12 NOON-1pm
"The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease"
Presenter: Marsha Douglas, Adult Care Services
Location: Las Fuentes Resort Village
1035 Scott Dr in Prescott

Thursday, January 19 NOON-1pm
"The Reverse Mortgage and Your Retirement Plan "
Presenter: Bill Binkey, Sr Reverse Mortgage
Consultant with The Reverse Mortgage Program -
Frontier Financial of AZ
Location: Prescott Valley Christian Church
7655 E Long Look Dr

Thursday, January 26 NOON-1pm
"Toxicity & Purification"
Presenter: Dr Andy Nelson,
Prescott Preferred Chiropractic
Location: American Lutheran Church
1085 Scott Drive in Prescott

FEBRUARY

Thursday, February 2 NOON-1pm
"Fraud Watch - How to Outsmart a Crook"
Presenters from AARP
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1202 Green Ln in Prescott

Thursday, February 9 NOON-1pm
"Long Term Care Solutions"
Presenter: John Tillotson, Freedom Financial Services
Location: Prescott Valley Christian Church
7655 E Long Look Dr

Thursday, February 16 NOON-1pm
"Communication Survival Skills
with Electronic Devices"
Presenter: Jack Clevenger, CaptionCall
Location: Las Fuentes Resort Village
1035 Scott Dr in Prescott

Thursday, February 23 NOON-1pm
“Surviving Loss”
Presenter: Susan Drysdale, PhD
& Organize Your Mess, LLC
Location: American Lutheran Church
1085 Scott Drive in Prescott

MARCH

Thursday, March 2 NOON-1pm
"Brain Health for Healthy Minds"
Presenter: Chris Knack, Home Care Assistance
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1202 Green Ln in Prescott

Thursday, March 9 NOON-1pm
"Renovation Loans - A Practical Solution
for Aging in Place"
Presenter: Presenter Cheryl Scheidell,
HomeBridge Financial Services
Location: Prescott Valley Christian Church
7655 E Long Look Dr

Thursday, March 16
None this week - instead, please attend the
"Seniors & Caregivers Conference & Expo"
March 17, Friday, 10am-3pm
Location: Liberty Traditional School
3300 N Lake Valley Rd, Prescott Valley

Thursday, March 23 NOON-1pm
"Duties of a Successor Trustee"
Presenters: Chip McLaughlin & Julie Martin,
Law Offices of Chester B. McLaughlin
Location: American Lutheran Church
1085 Scott Drive in Prescott

Thursday, March 30 NOON-1pm
"Hearing Loss - Where to Begin &
Treatment Options "
Presenter: Tammy Haydon,
Hearing Instrument Specialist -
Miracle-Ear Hearing
Location: Las Fuentes Resort Village
1035 Scott Dr in Prescott

APRIL

Thursday, April 6 NOON-1pm
"Caregiving - A Loving Gift of Service"
Presenter: Elizabeth Page, Easing Up!
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1202 Green Lane in Prescott

Thursday, April 13 NOON-1pm
"Heart Walls - Removing the Barriers to
Giving & Receiving Love"
Presenter: Andy Nelson, DC -
Prescott Preferred Chiropractic & Emotional Healing
Location: Las Fuentes Resort Village
1035 Scott Dr in Prescott

Thursday, April 20 NOON-1pm
"Basics of Estate Plans, Beneficiaries &
Probate Avoidance - Bring Your Questions"
Presenter: Chuck Walker, Walker Estate Attorneys
Location: Prescott Valley Christian Church
7655 E Long Look Dr

Thursday, April 27 NOON-1pm
"Should I Stay or Should I Go? Helping
Seniors Decide if it's Time to Move"
Presenters: Rhonda Johnston & Terri Kiffer,
Bloom Tree Seniors Group
Location: American Lutheran Church
1085 Scott Drive in Prescott

MAY

Thursday, May 4 NOON-1pm
"The Art of Downsizing"
Presenter: Faun Duns - Caring Transitions
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1202 Green Ln in Prescott

Thursday, May 11 NOON-1pm
"Supporting the Widowed Spouse -
You CAN Make a Difference!"
Presenter: Sarah Twombly -
Good Samaritan Society Hospice
Location: Las Fuentes Resort Village
1035 Scott Dr in Prescott

Thursday, May 18 NOON-1pm
"Options for Replacing Missing Teeth"
Presenter: Rick Farnsworth, DDS -
Jason C Campbell Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
Location: Prescott Valley Christian Church
7655 E Long Look Dr

Thursday, May 25 NOON-1pm
"Medication Dangers to Seniors - The Impact
of Prescription Drugs on Our Aging Bodies"
Presenter: Connie Boston - WYGC Senior Peer
Prevention Program
Location: American Lutheran Church
1085 Scott Drive in Prescott

JUNE

Thursday, June 1 NOON-1pm
"In-Home Health Care -
What's Covered & Who Qualifies?"
Presenter: Wade Cunningham - Granite Mountain
Home Care & Hospice
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1202 Green Ln in Prescott

Thursday, June 8 NOON-1pm
"Identity Theft - Protect Your Identity,
Your Finances, & Your Family
Presenter: Kevin Schaeffer -
Spirit West Certified Planning
Location: Prescott Valley Christian Church
7655 E Long Look Dr

Thursday, June 15 NOON-1pm
"Foundations of Investing"
Dan Petz, Edward Jones
Location: Las Fuentes Resort Village
1035 Scott Dr in Prescott

Thursday, June 22 NOON-1pm
"Medicare: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly"
Presenter: Ryan Steinert - Your Medicare Helper
Location: American Lutheran Church
1085 Scott Drive in Prescott

Thursday, June 29 NOON-1pm
"Selling or Buying a Home - Why it's Different for
Seniors than any other Age Group"
Presenter: Eve Connolly -
Connolly Real Estate Connection
Location: Las Fuentes Resort Village
1035 Scott Dr in Prescott

JULY

Thursday, July 6  NOON-1pm
"Til Death Do Us Part -
I Want to Bring My Loved One Home!"
Presenters: Sarah Twombly & Shanon Jauregui,
Good Samaritan Society Hospice
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1202 Green Lane, Prescott

Thursday, July 13  NOON-1pm
"I've Been Named Trustee - Now What?"
Presenter: Chuck Walker, Walker Estate Attorneys
Location: Prescott Valley Christian Church
7655 E Long Look Dr, Prescott Valley

Thursday, July 20   NOON-1pm
"Stroke Prevention & Recovery -
What You Need to Know"
Presenter: Erin Aafedt, Mountain Valley
Regional Rehabilitation Hospital
Location: Las Fuentes Resort Village
1035 Scott Dr, Prescott

Thursday, July 27  NOON-1pm
"The Challenges of Life as a Senior"
Presenter: Susan Drysdale, Ph.D,
Counselor and Professional Organizer
Location: American Lutheran Church
1085 Scott Drive, Prescott 

AUGUST

Thursday, Aug 3  NOON-1pm
"In-Home IV - Infusion Therapy Options"
Presenter: Courtney Harris,
Amerita Home Infusion Pharmacy
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1202 Green Ln, Prescott

Thursday, Aug 10 NOON-1pm
"How to Postpone Required Minimum Distributions"
Presenter: Gene Zilliox, MassMutual Financial Group
Location: Las Fuentes Resort Village
1035 Scott Dr, Prescott

Thursday, Aug 17 NOON-1pm
"The Health Benefits of Pet Ownership for Seniors"
Presenter: Alan Wikman, Synergy Home Care
Location: Prescott Valley Christian Church
7655 E Long Look Dr, Prescott Valley

Thursday, Aug 24 NOON-1pm
"Keeping Your Balance As You Age -
A Balanced Approach to Prevent Falling"
Presenter: Andy Nelson, DC - Prescott Preferred
Chiropractic & Emotional Healing
Location: American Lutheran Church
1085 Scott Drive, Prescott

Thursday, Aug 31  NOON-1pm
"Living Wills & Advance Medical Directives"
Presenter: Kevin Schaefer, SpiritWest Planning
Location: Las Fuentes Resort Village
1035 Scott Drive, Prescott

SEPTEMBER

Thursday, Sept 7  NOON-1pm
"How to Be Your Own Advocate
in Our Health System Today"
Presenter: Bonnie Shimko,
AZ Care Management Solutions
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1202 Green Ln, Prescott

Thursday, Sept 14  NOON-1pm
"Keeping Your Mind Fit -
Activities to Boost Brain Health"
Presenter: Chris Knack, Home Care Assistance
Location: Prescott Valley United Methodist Church
8944 E Sommer Drive, Prescott Valley

Thursday, Sept 21 22 NOON-1pm
"Learning to Cope With the Emotional Stress
of Diabetes & Heart Disease"
Presenter: Elizabeth Page, Easing Up!
Location: Prescott Valley Christian Church
7655 E Long Look Dr, Prescott Valley

Thursday, Sept 28 NOON-1pm
"Creating a Safer Home for Seniors"
Presenter: Valerie Hentzschel, MSW, Visiting Angels
Location: American Lutheran Church
1085 Scott Drive, Prescott

OCTOBER

Thursday, Oct 5 NOON-1pm
"Medicare 101"
Presenter: Glenn Berkley, Humana
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1202 Green Lane, Prescott

Thursday, Oct 12
None this week.
Please attend tomorrow's Expo instead.

Friday, Oct 13
"Demystifying In-Home Health, Palliative Care
& Hospice Options"
10-10:50am
Location: Liberty Traditional School
3300 N Lake Valley Road, Prescott Valley

Friday, Oct 13
"Making Sense of Medicare"
11-11:50am
Location: Liberty Traditional School
3300 N Lake Valley Road, Prescott Valley

Friday, Oct 13
"I'm Being Discharged from the Hospital-Now What?"
12-12:50pm
Location: Liberty Traditional School
3300 N Lake Valley Road, Prescott Valley

Friday, Oct 13
"Miracle Cures? The Latest Developments
in Regenerative Medicine"
1-1:50pm
Location: Liberty Traditional School
3300 N Lake Valley Road, Prescott Valley

Friday, Oct 13
"Stroke Prevention & Recovery"
2-2:50pm
Location: Liberty Traditional School
3300 N Lake Valley Road, Prescott Valley

Thursday, Oct 19 NOON-1pm
"The Art of Downsizing"
Presenter: Faun Duns, Caring Transitions of N AZ
 Location: Prescott Valley Christian Church
7655 E Long Look Dr, Prescott Valley

Thursday, Oct 26 NOON-1pm
"Dispelling the Myths & Stigma of
The Reverse Mortgage"
Presenter: Rob Kanyur, Fairway Indep Mortgage Corp
Location: American Lutheran Church
1085 Scott Drive, Prescott

NOVEMBER

Thursday, Nov 2 NOON-1pm
 "Long-Term Care Options - Legal &
Financial Issues"
Presenter:  Chip McLaughlin, Law Offices
of Chester B McLaughlin
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1202 Green Ln, Prescott
 
Thursday, Nov 9 NOON-1pm
"Understanding Alzheimer's & Ensuring the Best
Care for Your Loved One"
Presenter: Susan Wielechowski, Circle of Life
Alzheimer/Dementia Homes
Location: Prescott Valley Christian Church
7655 E Long Look Dr, Prescott Valley

Thursday, Nov 16 NOON-1pm
Topic: The Holiday Blues - Why We Get Them
& What We Can Do for Ourselves & Others"
Presenter: Connie Boston,
Senior Peer Prevention Program
Location: Las Fuentes Resort Village
1035 Scott Dr, Prescott

DECEMBER

(NO PRESENTATIONS DURING THE HOLIDAYS)

(If your organization would like to host one of our Lunch Time Seminar events at your facility, please contact Debbie@SeniorConnection.us for information on how to apply.)







2018


JANUARY

January 4, Thursday NOON-1pm
"Learning to Cope with the
Emotional Stress of Chronic Illness"
Presenter: Elizabeth Page, Easing Up!
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1202 Green Lane, Prescott

January 11, Thursday NOON-1pm
"The Benefit of Music for Those Who
Suffer from Alzheimer's"
Presenter: Dwayne LeSassier,
Dwayne's Music Ministry"
Location: Prescott Valley Christian Church
7655 E Long Look Dr, Prescott Valley

January 18, Thursday NOON-1pm
"DeCluttering & Downsizing"
Presenter: Barbara Kult, In Your Space Consulting
Location: American Lutheran Church
1085 Scott Drive, Prescott

January 25, Thursday NOON-1pm
"Natural & Safer Ways to Maintain Your Health"
Presenter: Lois Eaton, Joyful Health
Location: Las Fuentes Resort Village
1035 Scott Dr, Prescott

FEBRUARY

February 1, Thursday NOON-1pm
"Tinnitus - What's All the Buzz?"
Presenter: Dee Spitler, A2Z Hearing
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1202 Green Lane, Prescott

February 8, Thursday NOON-1pm
"The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia
& Alzheimer's Disease"
Presenter: Alzheimer's Association
Location: Prescott Valley Christian Church
7655 E Long Look Dr, Prescott Valley

February 15, Thursday NOON-1pm
"Why Plan Ahead? Taking the Fear out of
Advance Funeral Planning"
Presenters: Clent Walker & Danielle Sanders -
Heritage Memory Mortuary
Location: Las Fuentes Resort Village
1035 Scott Dr, Prescott

February 22, Thursday NOON-1pm
"Estate Planning"
Presenter: Chuck Walker, Walker Estate Attorneys
Location: American Lutheran Church
1085 Scott Drive, Prescott

MARCH

March 1, Thursday NOON-1pm
Topic: "The New 2018 Reverse Mortgage"
Presenter: Bill Binkey -
The Reverse Mortgage Program
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1202 Green Lane, Prescott

March 8, Thursday NOON-1pm
Topic: "Deciding the Right Time to Move a Loved One
with Dementia into a Long Term Care Community"
Presenter: Melody Thomas- Morgan,
Adult Care Services/Margaret T Morris Center
Location: Prescott Valley Christian Church
7655 E Long Look Dr, Prescott Valley

March 15
None due to Senior Connection Expo

March 16, FRIDAY, 10am-3pm
"Seniors & Caregivers Conference & Expo"
Location: Liberty Traditional School
3300 N Lake Valley Rd, Prescott Valley

March 22, Thursday NOON-1pm
Topic: “The Talk: Communicating with a Loved One about Caregiving Needs"
Presenter: Alan Wikman, Synergy HomeCare
Location: Las Fuentes Resort Village
1035 Scott Dr, Prescott

March 29, Thursday NOON-1pm
Topic: "Taking Care of Yourself & Your Spouse
When Dealing With Illness"
Presenter: Karen Black-Passmore, Good Samaritan
Location: American Lutheran Church
1085 Scott Drive, Prescott

APRIL

April 5, Thursday NOON-1pm
"The Benefits of Chiropractic Care"
Presenter: Dr Robert Boehland,
Cornerstone Chiropractic
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1202 Green Lane, Prescott

April 12, Thursday NOON-1pm
"Medicare 101 - Making the Right Choice"
Presenter: Glenn Berkley, Humana
Location: Prescott Valley Christian Church
7655 E Long Look Dr, Prescott Valley

April 19, Thursday NOON-1pm
"Understanding Your Assisted Living
Memory Care & In-Home Care Options"
Presenter: Mark Sylvester, Care Patrol
Location: Las Fuentes Resort Village
1035 Scott Dr, Prescott

April 26, Thursday NOON-1pm
"Balance Recovery Strategies"
Presenter: Karen Russell, MVRRH
Location: American Lutheran Church
1085 Scott Drive, Prescott

MAY

May 3, Thursday NOON-1pm
"Knee Pain - Osteoarthritis Causes & Treatment"
Presenter: Dorian Lange, NAZ Pain Institute
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1202 Green Lane, Prescott

May 10, Thursday NOON-1pm
"Dementia Conversations - Driving,
Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning"
Presenter: Carol White, Alzheimer's Assoc
Location: Prescott Valley Christian Church
7655 E Long Look Dr, Prescott Valley

May 17, Thursday NOON-1pm
"Financial Options for Long Term Care"
Presenter: Sherrin Rose, Sherrin Rose Financial
Location: Las Fuentes Resort Village
1035 Scott Dr, Prescott

May 24, Thursday NOON-1pm
"The Healing Powers of Dance"
Presenter: Mary Heller, BeMoved/Gentle BeMoved
Location: American Lutheran Church
1085 Scott Drive, Prescott

May 31, Thursday NOON-1pm
"De-Mystifying Medicare:
Clearing Up the Confusion"
Presenter: Lupe Aguilera - Brown & Brown
Location: Las Fuentes Resort Village
1035 Scott Dr, Prescott

JUNE

June 7, Thursday NOON-1pm
"Rightsizing"
Presenter: Faun Duns - Caring Transitions
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1202 Green Lane, Prescott

June 14, Thursday NOON-1pm
"The Art of Aging - Living With Loss"
Presenter: Susan Drysdale PhD,
Senior Issues Counseling
Location: Prescott Valley Christian Church
7655 E Long Look Dr, Prescott Valley

June 21, Thursday NOON-1pm
"Debunking the Myths of Hospice"
Presenter: Dezeray Paris - Good Samaritan Hospice
Location: Las Fuentes Resort Village
1035 Scott Dr, Prescott

June 28, Thursday NOON-1pm
"Prepare to Care - A Planning Guide
for Family Caregivers"
Presenter: AARP
Location: American Lutheran Church
1085 Scott Drive, Prescott

JULY

July 5, Thursday NOON-1pm
"Should I Stay or Go? Helping Seniors
Decide if it's Time to Sell Their Home"
Presenters: "Rhonda Johnston & Terri Kiffer,
BloomTree Realty Seniors Group
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1202 Green Lane, Prescott

July 12, Thursday NOON-1pm
"Estate Planning for Blended Families -
Yours, Mine & Ours"
Presenter: Chuck Walker, Walker Estate Attorneys
Location: Prescott Valley Christian Church
9655 E Long Look Dr, Prescott Valley

July 19, Thursday NOON-1pm
"Understanding & Responding to
Dementia-Related Behavior"
Presenter: Marsha Douglas, Alzheimer's Association
Location: Las Fuentes Resort Village
1035 Scott Dr, Prescott

July 26, Thursday NOON-1pm
"Golden Goals - Achieving Quality as We Age"
Presenter: Dr Sam Downing, Director of Outpatient
Palliative Medicine at YRMC
Location: American Lutheran Church
1085 Scott Dr, Prescott

AUGUST

Aug 2, Thursday NOON-1pm
"Reverse Mortgages - Dispelling the Myths"
Presenter: Rob Kanyur - Fairway Indep Mortgage Corp
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1202 Green Lane, Prescott

Aug 9, Thursday NOON-1pm
"Stomach Acid & Tooth Decay -
Stop the Damage, Learn the Cure"
Presenter: Dr Jason Campbell,
Pro Solutions Family Dentistry
Las Fuentes Resort Village
1035 Scott Dr, Prescott

Aug 16, Thursday NOON-1pm
"Little Known Ways to Keep Your
Brain & Body Healthy"
Presenter: Joan Baum, New Horizons Disability
Empowerment Center
Location: Prescott Valley Christian Church
9655 E Long Look Dr, Prescott Valley

Aug 23, Thursday NOON-1pm
"Financial Planning - Charting a Course to
Help Your Money Last"
Presenter: John Tillotson - Freedom Financial
Location: American Lutheran Church
1085 Scott Dr, Prescott

Aug 30, Thursday NOON-1pm
"Medicare 101"
Presenter: Glenn Berkley, Humana
Las Fuentes Resort Village
1035 Scott Dr, Prescott

SEPTEMBER

Sept 6, Thursday NOON-1pm
"Understanding Alzheimer's to Ensure
the Best Care for Your Loved One"
Presenter: Susan Wielechowski,
Circle of Life Alzheimer's Homes
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1202 Green Lane, Prescott

Sept 13, Thursday NOON-1pm
"From Hospital to Home -
I've Been Discharged, Now What?"
Presenter: Chris Knack - Home Care Assistance
Las Fuentes Resort Village
1035 Scott Dr, Prescott

Sept 20, Thursday NOON-1pm
"Stroke Prevention & Rehabilitation"
Presenter: Erin Aafedt , Mountain Valley
Regional Rehabilitation Hospital
Location: Prescott Valley Christian Church
9655 E Long Look Dr, Prescott Valley

Sept 27, Thursday NOON-1pm
"The Future of Medicare in Yavapai County"
Presenter: Ryan Steinert, Your Medicare Helper
Location: American Lutheran Church
1085 Scott Dr, Prescott

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

 

 

 

 

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