Events

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June 2017



Jun 22

2pm- "Don’t Let the Alzheimer’s Game Beat You" — in the Grand Hall at Touchmark at Coffee Creek. Molly Arnold, granddaughter of Coach Frank Broyles and VP of the Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation, will discuss their family’s journey with Molly’s grandmother, Barbara Broyles, who lived with Alzheimer’s disease for several years. Light appetizers served. RSVP by June 21st. Address: 2801 Shortgrass Rd, Edmond, OK 73003. Phone (405) 259-4102.


Jun 22

10 a.m. -"How The Broyles Foundation helps Veterans" - June 22nd - 10am. LOCATION: Veterans Corner in Norman- I-35 Exit 106 north side of Highway 9. Featuring speaker Molly Arnold, VP of the Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation. 


July 2017

Jul 12

"Effective Communication Strategies." - July 12th at 6pm, Carla Scull with the Alzheimer's Association presented by Iris Memory Care. Communication is more than just talking and listening - it's also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer's, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate through each stage of the disease. Iris Memory Care- 2424 NW 178th Street, Edmond, OK 73012. P - (405) 330-2222. marketing.edmond@irisseniorliving.com



Jul 14

6-8pm- Drive & Dine for Dementia in Fayetteville Arkansas - Annual Golf Tournament and Celebratory Dinner at Paradise Valley Golf and Athletic Club & Fayetteville Town Center. Join us on July 14th for our second annual Drive and Dine for Dementia Golf Tournament and Celebratory Dinner. Proceeds will be used to provide training, support, and education for those who are caring for persons living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. The Broyles Foundation is a driving force in equipping caregivers. Learn more and register now.


Jul 17

11:30am- Caregiver Support Group in the North Activity Room at Touchmark at Coffee Creek. Join us for an open discussion about dealing with a loved one with Alzheimer's and share tips and stores about your experience. Light appetizers served. Address: 2801 Shortgrass Rd, Edmond, OK 73003. (405) 259-4102


Jul 19

7pm- Current Trends in Dementia Care in the Grand Hall at Touchmark at Coffee Creek. It has been almost 15 years since the FDA has approved a new dementia care medication and the research community continues to face failures in the drug approval pipeline. Without a new, more effective, medication anytime soon, families and professionals sometimes struggle for ideas and answers. This talk will discuss current trends, look at the future of dementia care, and offer some practical caregiving tips that families and professionals can use to help the person with dementia lead the best possible life. Appetizers served. RSVP by July 17th. Space is limited. Address: 2801 Shortgrass Rd, Edmond, OK 73003. Phone (405) 259-4102.


Jul 20

12pm- Lunch & Learn: Current Trends in Dementia Care in the Grand Hall at Touchmark at Coffee Creek. It has been almost 15 years since the FDA has approved a new dementia care medication and the research community continues to face failures in the drug approval pipeline. Without a new, more effective, medication anytime soon, families and professionals sometimes struggle for ideas and answers. This talk will discuss current trends, look at the future of dementia care, and offer some practical caregiving tips that families and professionals can use to help the person with dementia lead the best possible life. Presented by David Troxel, developer of the Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care. Lunch will be served. RSVP by July 17th. Space is limited.Address: 2801 Shortgrass Rd, Edmond, OK 73003. Phone (405) 259-4102.


Jul 20

3pm- The Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care in the Grand Hall at Touchmark at Coffee Creek. This talk describes the Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care, a model of care developed by the presenter (David Troxel) and his colleague Virginia Bell and now used around the world. The discussion will describe person-centered and relationship centered approaches to care, define the Best Friends model, explore communication and life story strategies, and explain how care partners can develop the “knack” of great care. Come see how this life-affirming model, adopted by Touchmark in its memory care programs, can change your experience as a family or professional care partner. Light appetizers served. RSVP by July 17th. Space is limited.Address: 2801 Shortgrass Rd, Edmond, OK 73003. Phone (405) 259-4102.


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.


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. The TRIAD program offers many large informational events such as Senior Awareness Day, Informed Senior Seminars, Elder Law Day, Senior Driver Safety Day and the Senior Prom. Please check the schedule here for OKC TRIAD Meetings in your area.

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.

Whiz Kids oklahoma

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.