Interfaith of The Woodlands and CarePartners® Present the Fall 2017 Caregivers Conference
FREE skill-building and informative workshops for
family members caring for a loved one including children with special needs.
Saturday, November 4, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Christ Church United Methodist
6363 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77381
Complimentary Respite Care (Adult Daycare) requested for
Emergency Contact Phone Schedule
8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Welcome
Missy Herndon, Interfaith of The Woodlands
9:05 a.m. Invocation Dr. Dan T. Hannon, Lead Pastor, Christ Church United Methodist
9:10 a.m. Introductory Presentation
“Creative Empathy: The Intersection of Heart and Soul”
by Cliff Ritter, Pastor of Caring Ministry, The Woodlands United Methodist Church
9:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Session One Workshops
10:55 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. Session Two Workshops
12:05 p.m. - 12:55 p.m. Lunch & Exhibits 12:55p.m. - 2:05 p.m. Session Three Workshops
2:15p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Ask the Experts: Elder Law Panel
Susan Bulgawicz, Jan Pickett and John Dantche, Attorneys at Law Session One Workshop - 9:30 - 10:40 a.m. - Choose one 1. Elder Law: Long Term Care Planning (Private pay, Medicaid and VA) by John Dantche, Attorneys at Law 2. Veteran’s & Survivor’s Benefits (Pensions, healthcare and benefits for veterans, spouse and survivors) by Kay Lee, Montgomery County Veteran’s Service Officer 3. Knowing Which Senior Living Option is Right for You by Donna Composto, Founder, Mom’s Care Plan 4. Improving Quality of Life Through Activities at Home (How to improve quality of life in the home) by Kathleen Holloway TX-ADC, Silverado Senior Living 5. In Home Services and Resources (Healthcare services available in the community and what to expect from them) by Rick Casey, Caring Senior Service and Lisa Suarez, SarahCare Adult Day Centers 6. Navigating Through ARDS (Getting the most from your classroom experience) by Kacy Arnold, Conroe ISD Special Education Coordinator and Barbara Grogan, Conroe ISD Parent Liaison 7. Memory and Aging by John Rossi, M.D. Ph.D., Neurologist Session Two Workshop - 10:55 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. - Choose one 8. Veteran’s & Survivor’s Benefits (Pensions, healthcare and benefits for veterans, spouse and survivors) by Kay Lee, Montgomery County Veteran’s Service Officer 9. Recognizing Caregiver Stress During the Holidays (Identify root causes and how to use strategies to reduce stress) by Carol A. Gooch, M.S., LPC, LCDC, LMFT, Aspire Hospital 10. Special Needs, Trusts & Guardianship by Kenna Seiler, The Seiler Law Firm 11. Getting All The Benefits From Hospice by Bernadette Giesler, VITAS Healthcare 12. Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior by Julie Kutac, PhD, Alzheimer’s Association - Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter 13. Maintaining Relationships While Caregiving by Karen Pettit, CarePartners 14. Personal Care Skills (Techniques, safety tips and equipment for the more physical aspects of caregiving) by Kelly Britton RD/LD, Always Best Care Senior Services Session Three Workshop - 12:55 - 2:05 p.m. - Choose one 15. Probating a Will in Texas & Techniques for Avoiding Probate by Susan Bulgawicz, Attorney at Law 16. Universal Design Home and Travel by Stuart Spoonemoore, Always Best Care and Chad Strowmatt, OTR-CDRS, Strowmatt Rehabilitation Services, Inc. 17. Moving Through Grief & Loss While Caregiving by Barbara Hemphill MPS, SynapseSite.net and Support Group Facilitator 18. Finding The Joy in Caregiving by Joy Willard, Heartis Conroe Senior Living 19. Navigating Benefit Assistance and The Medicaid Waiver Program by Mercedes Alejandro, Volunteer Advocate, The Arc of Greater Houston and Dept. of Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine 20. Effective Communication Strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of Dementia) by Julie Kutac, PhD, Alzheimer’s Association - Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter 21. Understanding Medicare (Medicare benefit basics and information) by John Kiser, Financial and Retirement Planner Ask the Experts - Elder Law Panel- 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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