Gentle Yoga with Lesta

Elder Care offers Gentle Yoga with Lesta. This eight-week session will focus on gentle stretching, core strengthening, and breathing techniques. Throughout the class, participants will be guided through gentle stretches for core strengthening that emphasize endurance, postural correction, and coordinated balance. The movements may be performed while seated or on the floor, and are suitable for both beginners or more advanced yogis. Classes are held Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 am to 10:50 am. Begins 4/1 and ends 5/22. The cost is $80 for the 8-week class. The cost is prorated after the 2nd week.  No membership is required, although a participation agreement/waiver is needed. Open to all adults. A minimum of 5 enrolled participants is needed to offer each class. Registrations for the April - May class must be received by 3/27/24. Call Elder Care 918-336-8500 or sign up using the link below. Lesta Morrison, instructor. Participation Agreement Sign up and pay here:

Community Connect: What are YOU Missing? Audiologist sheds light on hearing health.

Elder Care 1223 Swan Drive, Bartlesville, OK, United States

May is speech and hearing month! Join us as we share information about hearing loss and address hearing health. Do you have questions about when hearing devices are needed or what type of device is best? Dr. Andrea Wagner from Advance Hearing Care, downtown Bartlesville, will offer more information about hearing health, including: how normal hearing works the different types of hearing loss an explanation of over-the-counter hearing aids vs prescription hearing aid and when to consider amplification/hearing aids/cognitive implications Elder Care's speech pathologist, Abigayl Petermann, MS CCC-SLP, rounds out the seminar by highlighting speech therapy and its benefits. No cost to attend. Open to all adults. For event planning purposes, RSVP to Elder Care by 5/20.  

Dinner with Friends & Two Guys with Guitars

Thursday, May 30 |  5:30 pm  - 7:00 pm  | Cost is $13.50 per person Join us for a fabulous catered dinner (Shortie's Grille), fabulous friends, and fabulous music by Tom Davis & Kevin Knowles. Hear award-winning Americana recording singer-songwriter Tom Davis performs original songs from his four albums. Tom appears exclusively on Constantine Records. But you may know him best as “Tom Davis” News Director with KWON, Bartlesville. Tom performs across the United States and performs locally. Kevin Knowles is a talented Smooth Jazz musician, composer, and producer. He was taught by his father and was inspired by Jazz standards and popular Urban records from the 1980s. Kevin's career began in 1985, and he quickly became a sought-after utility musician and arranger, playing with multiple Jazz and Funk bands. In 1996, he started writing and arranging his music to develop his unique sound, which combines smooth jazz and dance grooves. Kevin has released eleven instrumental albums, and he amazes his audience with his live looping arrangements during solo live performances. Open to all adults in the community. Limited space. Only pre-registered guests will be seated. $13.50 includes entrée, vegetable, a beverage, and entertainment. Register here   Volunteer for this event

Caregiver Support Group Meeting

Support Group Meetings Caregiver Support Group is another way that Elder Care promotes health, wellness, and independence for seniors in our community by providing caregivers accurate and up-to-date information in a supportive setting. It also features informative programs with guest speakers, videos, and discussions that focus on practical help for caregiving. Are you a Caregiver? Helping a loved one can be bewildering and daunting. You may feel concerned or alone and wonder what the future will bring during this difficult time. You may be an adult child caring for a parent or a spouse caring for your husband/wife and need support. Family members caring for a loved one and professional caregivers alike need a resource to discuss issues and ask questions in a supportive and nurturing environment. Sharing your experiences with others is a therapeutic way to overcome challenges. You are not alone, Elder Care can help. Our Meetings – Everyone is Welcome! Our Caregiver Support Group meets First Tuesday of each month @ 10:00 am to 11:00 am. How can I attend the meetings if I need to provide care for my loved one? During the Caregiver Support Group meetings, we can pre-arrange for your loved one to participate in DayBreak, our Adult Day Health program. Advanced scheduling in DayBreak is required so please call (918) 336-8500 to make an appointment. Have Questions? We want to hear from you! For more information about Caregiver Support, give us a call at (918) 336-8500 or email us at Day@AboutElderCare.org.

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body: Tips from the Latest Research

While there is currently no way to cure, prevent, or slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease, we can offer tips drawn from research for optimizing your physical and cognitive health as you age. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association. Held at Elder Care, 1223 Swan Drive.

Caregiver Support Group Meeting

Support Group Meetings Caregiver Support Group is another way that Elder Care promotes health, wellness, and independence for seniors in our community by providing caregivers accurate and up-to-date information in a supportive setting. It also features informative programs with guest speakers, videos, and discussions that focus on practical help for caregiving. Are you a Caregiver? Helping a loved one can be bewildering and daunting. You may feel concerned or alone and wonder what the future will bring during this difficult time. You may be an adult child caring for a parent or a spouse caring for your husband/wife and need support. Family members caring for a loved one and professional caregivers alike need a resource to discuss issues and ask questions in a supportive and nurturing environment. Sharing your experiences with others is a therapeutic way to overcome challenges. You are not alone, Elder Care can help. Our Meetings – Everyone is Welcome! Our Caregiver Support Group meets First Tuesday of each month @ 10:00 am to 11:00 am. How can I attend the meetings if I need to provide care for my loved one? During the Caregiver Support Group meetings, we can pre-arrange for your loved one to participate in DayBreak, our Adult Day Health program. Advanced scheduling in DayBreak is required so please call (918) 336-8500 to make an appointment. Have Questions? We want to hear from you! For more information about Caregiver Support, give us a call at (918) 336-8500 or email us at Day@AboutElderCare.org.

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association. Held at Elder Care @ 3:00 p.m. at Elder Care

Senior Connect: Fraud Update

Elder Care 1223 Swan Drive, Bartlesville, OK, United States

Stay alert!  The presentation will cover the signs of identity theft and fraud and how to protect yourself.  Presenter: Trisha Richards, VP, with ARVEST Bank. Tricia Richards began her career with Arvest in 2000 as a teller and quickly advanced throughout the years leading up to Branch Manager on the retail side. In 2013, Tricia took on the role of Arvest Treasury Management Advisor and held that position for eight years, working with local and regional businesses with corporate cash management. In 2021, Tricia became Branch Services Manager overseeing branch services and security for the Bartlesville region. Tricia is active in the community where she is a troop leader and member of the development committee for Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma. Tricia also serves on the finance committee and is a former board vice president of Splash Club. In addition, she is a graduate of Leadership Bartlesville Class XII and previously played the string bass in the Bartlesville Symphony. Tricia graduated from Bartlesville High School and holds an associate degree in liberal arts from Rogers State University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bartlesville Wesleyan College (now Oklahoma Wesleyan University). She is married to Duane and has three daughters and three grandchildren. RSVP to Elder Care at (918) 336-8500 for this event.

Tech Talk with Amanda

Do you find it difficult to use all the features on your cell phone? Are you confused about the differences between navigating the web on your cell phone and your laptop or desktop computers? Bring questions for Amanda to answer. Amanda French graduated from Baylor University in 2015 and currently supervises the Productivity Engineering team at Phillips 66. She can answer questions about electronic devices, safe web browsing, and other concerns related to phones, laptops, and iPads. Amanda is married with three daughters and enjoys reading, traveling, and outdoor activities. RSVP to Elder Care at (918) 336-8500.

Caregiver Support Group Meeting

Support Group Meetings Caregiver Support Group is another way that Elder Care promotes health, wellness, and independence for seniors in our community by providing caregivers accurate and up-to-date information in a supportive setting. It also features informative programs with guest speakers, videos, and discussions that focus on practical help for caregiving. Are you a Caregiver? Helping a loved one can be bewildering and daunting. You may feel concerned or alone and wonder what the future will bring during this difficult time. You may be an adult child caring for a parent or a spouse caring for your husband/wife and need support. Family members caring for a loved one and professional caregivers alike need a resource to discuss issues and ask questions in a supportive and nurturing environment. Sharing your experiences with others is a therapeutic way to overcome challenges. You are not alone, Elder Care can help. Our Meetings – Everyone is Welcome! Our Caregiver Support Group meets First Tuesday of each month @ 10:00 am to 11:00 am. How can I attend the meetings if I need to provide care for my loved one? During the Caregiver Support Group meetings, we can pre-arrange for your loved one to participate in DayBreak, our Adult Day Health program. Advanced scheduling in DayBreak is required so please call (918) 336-8500 to make an appointment. Have Questions? We want to hear from you! For more information about Caregiver Support, give us a call at (918) 336-8500 or email us at Day@AboutElderCare.org.

Community Connect: Downsizing after Decades!

Elder Care 1223 Swan Drive, Bartlesville, OK, United States

Linda and Wayne Vineyard help families transition items that have accumulated in their homes for decades. How do you let go? What steps do you take to disperse your well-loved treasures? In this educational seminar you will receive information on making choices that benefit you and your family. Linda and Wayne Vineyard are owners of Minutemen Company, founded in 1984. They are a full-time professional auction and estate sale service that also specializes in professional appraisal. Robyn Fullerton is a licensed professional counselor specializing in serving individuals and families who desire hope, health, and healing. Robyn offers a wealth of practical insight, compassion, and competence to help navigate families through challenging life transitions such as letting go of things in our homes. No cost to attend. Open to all adults in the community. For room planning purposes, please RSVP by 8/3 to Elder Care. 918-336-8500. Register Here

Community Connect: Downsizing Checklist with a Panel of Experts

A panel presentation featuring a realtor, wealth management trust advisor, life coach and safety & environmental expert, discuss details every family should consider from wills, trusts, homeowner's checklist, and how to discard phone, tablets, computers, and hazardous materials safely. No cost to attend. Open to all adults in the community. RSVP by 8/11 to Elder Care. 918-336-8500. Register here

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
AThompson@AboutElderCare.org
(918) 336-8500