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Community Panel: Alzheimer’s in our families and community

April 25, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Questions about Alzheimer's

Tuesday, April 25  from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Panel discussion to raise awareness of resources in our community for those dealing with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Panelists include local attorney Bruce Robinett; Christina Bishop director of operations and DayBreak at Elder Care; Father John O’Neill pastor of St. John Before the Latin Gate & St. James; Jacob Guinan Alzheimer’s Association Coordinator;  Kelly Shipley, AG-ACNP and neurological specialist with Dr. Jason L. King, MD; Marilou Bork, LCSW, and other community advocates. Open to all adults and not restricted to those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Please email your questions for the panel to Angie Thompson, Elder Care Development Director, at AThompson@AboutElderCare.org. Held at Elder Care, 1223 Swan Drive. Open to all. Not restricted to only those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Free attendance. RSVP by 4/21. Call 918-336-8500.eimer’s or dementia. Free attendance. RSVP by 4/21. Call 918-336-8500.

Meet the Panelists

Bruce Robinett has practiced law in Bartlesville since 1967 in the same law firm, now known as Robinett-King-Elias-Buhlinger-Brown-Kane. He has had a broad and varied practice over the years and now focuses primarily on business and estate planning.

Kelly Shipley, AG-ACNP, is a Nurse Practitioner Specialist. She graduated with honors in 2016. Having more than seven years of diverse experiences as a Nurse Practitioner, Ms. Shipley is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN). She works with Neurologist Dr. Jason L. King, MD, in Bartlesville.

Father John O’Neill is the pastor of St. John Before the Latin Gate in Bartlesville, Vicar Forane of the Northern region of their diocese, and the pastor of St. James also in Bartlesville. He is a member of the Board of Governors for Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma. Father O’Neill holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a Minor in Music from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He continued his education and earned a Master of Arts in Catholic Thought and Life, a Master of Theological Studies, and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction – all from St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. He participates in many church and social circles and enjoys creating with Legos.

Marilou G Bork, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has provided mental health, aging, and hospice services for over 40 years in Bartlesville and surrounding communities. She received a Master of Social Work degree from The University of Oklahoma. She was a co-founder of Washington County Elder Care. She currently works part-time providing educational supervision for social workers who are candidates for licensure and volunteers for Elder Care upon request.

Jacob Guinan is Community Outreach Coordinator at Alzheimer’s Association® in the Tulsa Metropolitan area. His role focuses on education and community outreach to connect constituents to Association resources and build community partnerships. In this role, he managed community educator volunteers to deliver virtual education programs during the COVID-19 pandemic and through the transition back to in-person service delivery. He assisted families in finding needed resources for loved ones. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in International/Global Studies from Texas Tech University.

Christina Bishop is Operations and DayBreak Director at Elder Care. She has been part of Elder Care for more than thirteen years serving in a variety of roles.


April 25, 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am

About Elder Care

Elder Care’s mission is to ensure that mature adults live happy, healthy, independent lives. We are a non-profit organization designed to be the central coordinator of services for mature adults and their families. We take pride in being a professional resource for aging services in Washington, Nowata, and Osage counties.

Have Questions?

Angie Thompson
Elder Care Development Director
(918) 336-8500