Families invited to Free Webinar and Live Event – November 8 – Free CEU for CCMC, NURSE AND SOCIAL WORK

October 27, 2011 by  
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Free CEU Seminar & Networking Reception
Empowering Caregivers of Dementia Patients on Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Viki Kind – Author of The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making – Making Choices for Those Who Can’t
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST

or Join via Webinar
RSVP Today at SeniorBridge.com/Seminar – Program Starts at 6:00 p.m. EST

Join Us In-Person at SeniorBridge
845 Third Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Wine & Appetizer Reception Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Adults age 85+ are the fastest growing segment of our population – and half of them have Alzheimer’s. This seminar
will help professionals and families struggling to make decisions for those without capacity develop a pathway,
framework and tools for making thoughtful, ethical decisions. These tools are designed to be tailored to individual levels of incapacity and situations and to give voice to those who can’t speak for themselves. Respect and compassion will be the core values of this decision making process.

Nurse contact hours pending by State of Florida Nursing Board for RN, ARNP, CNS, LPN. Social Work credits
pending by State of Florida Social Work Board for LCSW, LMFT, LMHC.
CCMC credits pending by the Commission for Case Manager Certification.
*Professionals should confirm acceptance of CCMC & Florida State approved CEUs with their licensing board.
For more information, email webinars@SeniorBridge.com or call 212-994-6153

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Join me at the California Women Business Owners meeting in Woodland Hills, CA on Oct. 10 at 6PM

October 6, 2011 by  
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Join me at the California Women Business Owners meeting in Woodland Hills, CA on Oct. 10 at 6PM.
Maggiano’s Little Italy
6100 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, #1330
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Phone: 818.887.3777

California Women Business Owners is a non profit organization that serves women business owners and professionals in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. California Women Business Owners was founded by four women in 1981 to help find answers to the following:

How to be successful as an entrepreneur.
Where to go for help.
How to establish beneficial contacts with a variety of professional business people.
How to find helpful information and supportive business colleagues.

CWBO Objectives

To encourage business ownership by women.
To be supportive of women business owners.
To promote economic stability in businesses owned and operated by women.
To share information of interest to women business owners.
To support legislation at the local, state and federal levels which will benefit women business owners.

CWBO meets the second Monday of the month to enjoy dinner, networking, and a speaker on topics of interest to women entrepreneurs. We share referrals, leads and the benefits of business ownership and support each other in our professional endeavors. We are women business owners in a women’s group dedicated to supporting our business colleagues in meeting our personal and professional objectives.

California Women Business Owners. cwbo.org
Los Angeles
P.O. Box 570514
Tarzana, CA 91357

Serving Woodland Hills, Sherman Oaks, Westlake Village, Calabasas, Studio City and Toluca Lake, Burbank Glendale, Encino and all the surrounding communities in the greater Los Angeles area.

Join me at the Texas NASW – National Association Of Social Workers on Oct. 8

October 3, 2011 by  
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Join me at the Texas NASW – National Association Of Social Workers on Oct. 8. I will be speaking at 2:15. http://www.naswtx.org

Founded in 1957 the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest organization of professional social workers in the world, with over 155,000 members in 55 chapters. The Texas Chapter, with about 5,700 members, is the major professional social work organization in the state. NASW is committed to advancing professional social work practice and the profession; and to promoting human rights, social and economic justice, and unimpeded access to services for everyone. Its members work in a broad range of settings including hospitals and other health care settings, community agencies, government, academia, business, nursing homes, schools, and private practice.

The Chapter office is located at 810 W. 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701-2010. The staff is available to respond to member inquiries regarding social work practice, legislative and social policy issues, continuing education, licensing issues, and other informational requests.

The Chapter has numerous branches, committees and other leadership opportunities that involve members throughout the state, and better serve the social work community. These entities work on professional, social policy, and legislative issues, sponsor conferences, and provide a source of networking for members.

NASW’s goals include improving the quality of life and ensuring that the same rights and opportunities
are enjoyed by all. In addition, NASW strives to:
• Advance the quality of social work practice, improve the knowledge base required for
practice, and promote professional development.
• Promote the strength, unity, and recognition of the social work profession and the use of
standards to protect the consumer.
• Propose and promote sound public policies and programs aimed at meeting human needs
and improving quality of life.

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Viki will be speaking at the Dallas Area Agency on Aging, Event SOLD OUT

October 3, 2011 by  
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Viki will be speaking at the Dallas Area Agency on Aging on October 7.

The Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County (AAATC) is part of United Way of Tarrant County and receives funding from the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. For more information, call 817-258-8081 or 817-258-8082. http://unitedwaytarrant.org/

Our Mission
To be the visible leader and advocate in the creation and delivery of services that promote empowerment, independence and dignity for older citizens, persons with disabilities and caregivers.

Medicare Enrollment Counseling
Medicare beneficiaries have the opportunity to choose their prescription drug and health plans during the Medicare open enrollment period October 15 to December 7, 2011. Whether you are new to Medicare or changing plans, you can receive free one-on-one counseling from a State-certified benefits counselor by calling United Way’s Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County at 817-258-8125. If you have limited income and resources, you may be eligible to receive extra help with your Medicare prescription drug expenses. Counseling is available to both Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers.

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Join me in Dallas at the Lewisville Estates Retirement and Assisted Living on Oct. 6, 11:30

October 3, 2011 by  
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Join me in Dallas at the Lewisville Estates Retirement and Assisted Living on Oct. 6, 11:30. I will be speaking at this networking event. http://www.seniorlifestyle.com/senior_living/Lewisville_TX/zip_75077/the_senior_lifestyle_corporation/5033

Guests arrive at 11:30 and are invited to get a great meal at $7.
800 College Parkway
Lewisville, TX 75077

The networking luncheon starts at 1130. Lori Williams, A Place for Mom Eldercare Advisor, co-hosts the event with Jerald Black from Lewisville Estates Retirement and Assisted Living. It’s a great opportunity to meet local professionals.

About the Lewisville Estates:
Find peace of mind, as well as comfort and convenience at a Senior Lifestyle community. As a resident in our hospitality-centered community, you will find socially engaging and comforting lifestyle options that experts say are so important to healthy aging.

Our community offers you a whole new world of friendship, gracious living, assisted living options, comfort and convenience in an ultimate location. Put them together and you have the perfect combination for an independent, rewarding and fulfilling retirement. We invite you to call and schedule a personal visit…stay for lunch, we’re proud of our dining service team. Experience for yourself the warm hospitality and high quality that is a way of life for our residents. Your lifestyle is waiting.

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Viki will be speaking at Aegis of Las Vegas on Monday, May 16th from 5:30-7:30 – CEU’s available

May 15, 2011 by  
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Join Viki at Aegis of Las Vegas – Alzheimer’s Memory Care http://www.aegisliving.com/alzheimers_memory_care/Las_Vegas_NV/zip_89117/aegis_living/1666
9100 West Desert Inn Road Las Vegas, NV 89117
RSVP: 702-425-1329
CEU’s available

We have developed innovative communities designed specifically for people with memory loss. Our apartments are easy to navigate, we have licensed nurses on staff and our activities provide cognitive and physical stimulation to help soothe and relieve the effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia. We continually focus on socialization which is paramount to health and well-being.
We Understand

Respect and care are fundamental to us because we have parents, too. We start by understanding our residents’ life stories. Each resident has a memory box outside their apartment, allowing them to share photos and mementos with their friends and care team. By knowing these stories we can engage in meaningful conversations and interesting activities that are important to them. We recreate the familiarity of home and provide the comfort of happy memories.

Compassion, creativity, flexibility and a warm sense of humor define our employees. Our care givers receive special training in dementia and age sensitivity, and are taught to join the conversations of residents instead of attempting to lead them into the reality of the present.
Gentle Therapies

Our memory care program features the Snoezelen (pronounced “snoozlin”) philosophy of care in which sensory stimulation is used as a method of relaxation and redirection. This type of care allows us to reduce the use of medication to soothe our residents. Each of our communities has a Life’s Haven room or mobile cart where light, shapes, textures, aromas, music and colors are used to gently stimulate the senses. This care is another way Aegis puts our residents first.
Safe and Secure

One of our top priorities is the safety and security of your loved one. Our communities are designed so that residents can enjoy their community and the outdoors, but not wander outside of the secured area. We have created circular garden paths so that residents can get exercise and feel satisfaction without feeling confined. And our apartments are designed with systems that ensure our residents safety.

We’re Here For You

Caring for a family member with dementia can be extremely difficult. The increased responsibility and emotional burden can easily cause stress and anxiety. This is why we believe in our neighborhood approach. These tasks are now shared by a number of dedicated individuals trained in caring for those Alzheimer’s and dementia. With the knowledge that your loved one is well cared for, you can enjoy a more fulfilling time together with less stress.

We also provide you with resources, education and support groups to help you understand your parent’s situation. We make it easy for you to understand exactly what they are going through.

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Houston event – May 19th – The Alzheimer’s Association with Amazing Place Adult Day Care – tour at 11:30, lecture from 12-1, lunch served

May 15, 2011 by  
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Houston event – Thursday, May 19th – The Alzheimer’s Association along with Amazing Place Adult Day Care will be hosting Viki speaking about decision making for those without capacity.

Amazing Place
3735 Drexel
Houston, Texas 77027
RSVP: (713) 552-0420
Tour at 11:30, Lecture from 12-1, Lunch served

AMAZING PLACE HOUSTON (where event will be held) http://amazingplacehouston.org/

The mission of Amazing Place is to provide fellowship, memory care and wellness for adults with mild to moderate memory loss and support to their families and the community.

Amazing Place is currently located in a new, state-of-the-art facility where the organization will triple its service to the greater Houston community. Our model day program has been greatly expanded in this new space to offer five unique rooms for participant activities. Caregiver families also have space designed specifically for their training, education, socialization and conferencing with staff.

Our program recognizes the individual needs and abilities of our participants, our welcoming environment encourages friendships, and our professionally trained staff promotes self-efficacy. We offer a variety of activities that build cognitive skills and help to offset the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Alzheimer’s Association – Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter http://www.alz.org/texas/

The Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter is one of over 70 Alzheimer’s Association chapters serving communities across the United States; they serve over 140,000 families in Southeast Texas affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

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2011 Annual Educational Program – Spirituality and End-of-Life Care on April 13, 2011

April 4, 2011 by  
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2011 Annual Educational Program – Spirituality and End-of-Life Care http://www.hospicefoundation.org

Registration is now open for Hospice Foundation of America’s 18th Annual Living with Grief® educational program, Spirituality and End-of-Life Care. Available on DVD, the 2 1/2 hour program can be shown according to your schedule beginning on April 13, 2011. Need to register via mail or fax? Use this form.

Sponsored By:
Foundation for End-of-Life Care

In Cooperation With:
Dignity Memorial Funeral Providers
National Association of Social Workers
Association for Death Education and Counseling
Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Education System
Why Host a Site?


HFA Brings the Experts to You! There’s no need for expensive travel and many hours, or even days, away from the office.

Available only on DVD! You choose the day(s) and time(s) – within certain parameters – you will show the program to make it as convenient for your audiences as possible.

Low-cost CE Credits! Most boards have approved this program for awarding 3 credits to nurses, social workers, case managers, counselors, and more! (Save on CE Fees, learn how!)

Excellent for Community Outreach! Many host sites use the program as another opportunity to connect with their community. HFA will provide materials to help you promote this educational event. Learn more about how this year’s program will work.

Register Now! Registration includes:

* one full-length DVD
* a detailed Site Coordinator’s Manual
* 50 Program Guides (with a tip & resource sheet included)
* access to a media kit to help you publicize the event in your area
* other useful program materials

Each registered site coordinator will also receive a complimentary review copy of the 2011 Spirituality and End-of-Life Care book, which features chapters by experts in areas related to the program topic.

HFA is also offering an optional Bonus Package this year: access to three webinar programs that will address aspects of spirituality at life’s end in greater depth. Free CE’s for professionals are included, for the first week after each start date, and are only $5/participant after that date. Webinars will be accessible to registrants for a year after their live air dates. View Bonus Package details.

Save on CE fees!
Pass this information along to another organization that may want to present this highly-valued educational program. If they haven’t hosted an HFA Living with Grief® site in the last 3 years and they tell us they are registering because you suggested it, we’ll provide both organizations (their and yours) a 20% discount on CE credit fees for all attendees.

Look at the right-hand menu for information about how this year’s program will work, the bonus package, panelist biographies, advertising information and more! Want to share this information with a colleague? Save this flyer (right-click) with all the important information and pass it along.

Become an HFA Partner and Get Recognized!
2010 National Teleconference – Living with Grief®: Cancer and End-of-Life Care

The 2010 teleconference addresses care options related to cancer diagnoses as well as loss and grief reactions for patients, families and professional caregivers. The program examines psychosocial aspects of cancer, pain management, and ethical issues related to the disease. This program is available as an on-demand program through March 23, 2011 – learn more now!

Looking for resources from a past HFA Teleconference? Visit the Professional Resources section.

Linda Leon will be interviewing Viki on April 7 – 9:30 a.m. PDT – Book That Author on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/book-that-author

April 1, 2011 by  
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April 7 – 9:30 a.m. PDT – Book That Author on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/book-that-author

Media and print producer Linda Leon who hosts Book That Author – a talk show devoted to authors, editors and other book professionals in the writing industry to display their talent, skill, insider information and love for the craft. Linda’s background is in commercial broadcast television. During her 12 years in the industry she hosted and produced several programs which have aired nationally and internationally. She also spent 7 years producing radio broadcasts for an international market. Linda currently owns a video production and author services business. Where she guides independent authors on publishing, publicity and distribution. She also works with them to create infomercials, commercials and trailers to promote their books. She is the author of several books and will be launching her new book Publishing and PR Business For Smart People in 2011. Linda is always busy with her writers group at bookprofessionals.ning.com

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Dennis M. Sandoval, A Professional Law Corporation Proudly Presents The Sixth Annual Inland Empire Caregiver Symposium on April 1 in Riverside, California

March 22, 2011 by  
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Dennis M. Sandoval, A Professional Law Corporation Proudly Presents The Sixth Annual Inland Empire Caregiver Symposium

Friday, April 1, 2011
Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
California Baptist
8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504
Copenbarger Dining Room

8:00 Registration
8:30 Opening Remarks
8:45 Making Difficult Decisions for Persons Without Capacity – Speakers: Viki Kind, M.A. and Dennis Sandoval, J.D., CELA
9:45 Morning Break
10:00 Palliative Care – It’s Not What You Might Think – Speaker: Gina Mohr, M.D.
11:00 Improving Outcomes for Non-Compliant Patients – Speaker: Viki Kind, M.A.
Lunch Legacy Planning ? Leaving Behind What is Really Important
Speaker: Dennis Sandoval, J.D.
1:00 End of Life Decision Making – Speakers: Viki Kind, M.A. and Dennis Sandoval, J.D.
2:00 Dealing With Life Loss – Speaker: Victoria Stephan, M.A.
3:00 Afternoon Break
3:15 Helping Families with Care Transitions – Speaker: Paul Velen, M.S., MFT
4:15 Closing Remarks

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