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July 2017

Jul 25

5-7pm "DINE & DISCUSS: Dementia Conversations" Don’t wait to have difficult conversations. Invite family, friends, employers and health care professionals to form a care team, communicate with each other, and help you and the person with changes in functioning. Dementia Conversations is an educational program that will offer helpful tips to assist families with difficult conversations related to dementia, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans.
LOCATION: SYNERGY HomeCare Edmond offices - 13720 N Bryant Ave., Edmond, OK 73013. 405-254-3046
Topics covered will include: • Tips for having difficult conversation around some of the most common issues that arise regarding Alzheimer’s or another dementia.• The need to plan ahead and build a care team that communicates well in order to reduce the stress that can accompany a disease like Alzheimer’s. • Connecting with helpful resources to enhance quality of life for everyone involved.• Hearing from people who are dealing with similar issues.
Complimentary meal includes: Pasta, Salad & Dessert. FREE respite care will be provided by the SYNERGY HomeCare staff during Dine & Discuss. Join SYNERGY HomeCare and The Alzheimer's Association on the last Tuesday of each month for dinner, discussion, and hands-on demonstrations covering a variety of topics. This event is FREE and OPEN to the public. Donations are accepted and will be kept in a sealed box for the duration of the year. The box will be opened at the end of 2017 and all proceeds will be donated to The Alzheimer's Association!

Jul 27

6-8pm- Studio 54 Disco Party Join us for our Studio 54 Disco Party at Touchmark at Coffee Creek. Radio Hall of Fame Inductee, Dale Wehba, will be playing the festive tunes to dance the night away. Light appetizers served. Bring a friend. RSVP to 340-1975. Address: 2801 Shortgrass Rd, Edmond, OK 73003.

Aug 9

6-8pm- “Discover The 7 Costly Mistakes Families Make In Their Estate Plans and How To Avoid Them” part of the Spring into Senior Learning Seminar Series. This FREE Event is hosted by Iris Memory Care, 2424 NW 178th Street, Edmond, OK 73012. Open to the public. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by August 4th to reserve your place. Call 405-330-2222, ask for Jessie Motsinger or Sherri Hudlow. Discover Why Most Estate Plans Fail, What To Do About It and How To Provide Your Family the Protection and Peace of Mind It Deserves. We will discuss how to: ✓ Protect your loved ones from the long, painful, public and expensive process of probate (WARNING: a Will does NOT avoid probate!). ✓ Avoid losing your, or your parents’, income, nest egg and home to devastating long term care costs. ✓ Protect your children’s inheritance from divorce, lawsuits, and other claims. ✓ Leave property to your children – yes, there’s a right way and a wrong way! ✓ Ensure your personal care and financial affairs are managed as you would want them to be in case serious injury or illness render you unable to do so yourself. ✓ Retain complete control over to whom, how and when your estate is distributed. ✓ Why traditional Estate Planning has failed to protect most Oklahoman families; and More! Presented By: Author, Speaker and Attorney Jerry Shiles with the Estate Planning and Elder Law Firm of Parman & Easterday. Who Should Attend This Program? Any parent, grandparent, spouse or adult child who wants to guarantee Peace of Mind and protection for your family in case you are disabled and when you are gone.

Ongoing Events

TRIAD Crime Prevention ‐ Regular monthly meetings are held at various locations throughout the metro area. TRIAD is a collaborative effort between the Sheriff’s office, local police departments and senior citizens working together to reduce and prevent crimes against seniors. Meetings are informal, free, fun, informative, open to the public, and require no commitment on your part. ATTEND A TRIAD MEETING TO STAY AWARD OF SCAMS AND CRIMES IN YOUR AREA!! There are currently 11 active S.A.L.T. (seniors and law enforcement together) Councils in the following communities: 
• Bethany: Meets at 9am on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Bethany City Hall located at 6700 NW 36th.
• Choctaw: Meets at 9:15am on 2nd Mondays at the Choctaw Police Dept, 13240 N.E. 23rd.
• Del City: Meets at 10am on 1st Thursdays at the Del City Police Department, 2800 Epperly Drive.
• Edmond: Meets at 12:30pm on 1st Tuesdays at the Edmond Senior Center, N.E. 206 between Santa Fe & Kelly.
• Harrah: Meets at 12pm on 2nd Mondays at the Harrah Senior Center, 19791 Summers Ave.
• Jones: Meets at 10am on 2nd Wednesdays at the Jones City Hall, 110 E. Main.
• Luther: Meets at 11am on 1st Tuesdays at Luther Community Building, north of N.E. 178th & Hogback Rd.
• Midwest City: Meets at 2pm on 3rd Tuesdays at the Midwest City Senior Center, NE corner of Reno and Midwest Blvd.
• North Oklahoma City: Meets at 1:30pm on the 2nd Thursdays at the India Shrine Templ, 3601 N.W. 36th.
• South Oklahoma City: Meets at 1:30pm on the 3rd Thursdays at the Woodson Park Senior Center, 3401 S. May.
• East Side Oklahoma City: Meets at 10am on the 3rd Mondays at the OCPD Springlake Division located at 4014 N. Prospect.
• Village: Meets at 1pm on the 1st Mondays at All Soul’s Episcopal Church near N.W. 63rd and Penn.
• Warr Acres: Meets at 9am on the 3rd Fridays at the Warr Acres Community Center, 4301 N. Ann Arbor.
For general Info call: (405) 713-1000

Volunteer Opportunities

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TRIAD is FREE crime prevention and protection for older/retired persons.

Local law enforcement and community members working together to reduce the crime rate of the elderly. Learn more about your community at TRIAD regular monthly meetings are held at various locations throughout the metro area. Meetings are informal, free, fun, informative, open to the public, and require no commitment on your part. TRIAD also recruits and trains volunteers to assist the police and sheriff’s departments. TRIAD meetings provide a forum for law enforcement and the community to share needs and concerns and work together to develop solutions and identify problem areas for seniors, and develop community-wide solutions.

Please check the schedule here for OKC TRIAD Meetings in your area.

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Help a Child Learn to Read

A volunteer opportunity you will love! Whiz Kids is a literacy program where volunteers meet with youths once a week to help them practice and learn reading skills. It’s easy and rewarding beyond compare! Whiz Kids volunteers concentrate on self-esteem, reading, communication skills, goal-setting and character building. Tutors are more than just tutors - they are mentors, friends and role models. Download the brochure to learn more or go to their website.