Jerry Poppenhouse Art on Display

Bartlesville Commuity Center 300 SE Adams Blvd, Bartlesville, Oklahoma

The Jerry Poppenhouse collection of photographs on canvas art was donated to Elder Care to be used to benefit our programs. Nine of the 73 pieces on display will be included in a 2023 online auction. All proceeds benefit Elder Care. Following the close of the in-person exhibit at the BCC on January 29, 2023, the online auction will continue until February 14, 2023. No in-person bidding. This fundraiser is made possible through the generous support of the Bartlesville Community Center and Jerry Poppenhouse. Online Auction About Jerry Poppenhouse Poppenhouse worked as a creative photo designer for Phillips Petroleum Co. in Bartlesville. His work for Phillips has taken him worldwide and brought him face-to-face with international celebrities. He has observed tribal rituals of African natives and battled minus-85-degree temperatures in Alaska. He's been buffeted by 60-foot waves in the North Sea and blinded by the darkness of the Amazon jungle in Peru. All for the sake of visual recording. And he has photographed Luciano Pavarotti, Walt Disney, Robert Redford, and a wealth of intriguing faces. He has received the Chicago Award of Excellence, the Cine Golden Eagle, the United States Industrial Silver Screen Award, the American Advertising Federation Award, the Graphex Proclamation in Photography, the Addy Award for Excellence in Advertising, and the Oklahoma Film and Television Producers Association Gold Award.

Seniors Connect: Seasons of Change

Seniors Connect kicks off its 2023 educational series with a seminar featuring Laura Jensen Bartlesville Community Foundation Executive Director. By 2023 the population of adults 65 and older will be larger than any other age group for the first time in history. Join us as we look at how this might affect the way we work and provide services to our community.   Wednesday, January 4, 2023 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm RSVP January 3, 2023 by calling (918) 336-8500   The Bartlesville Community Foundation Executive Director, Laura Jensen, joined the Foundation in May of 2017 after six years in the banking industry. Since, she has led many organization projects and was appointed Executive Director in 2022. Laura holds a primary Bachelor of Science in human nutrition degree with a focus in public health, a secondary Bachelor of Science degree in gerontology from Kansas State University, and a master’s degree in business administration from Rogers State University. Locally, she serves as a volunteer for many organizations, including the City of Bartlesville Board of Adjustment, and is a graduate of Leadership Bartlesville Class 27. Laura’s husband is a Data Engineer for Phillips 66, and they have one daughter.

Go-Globel Meet & Greet

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

Meet Go Global partners and learn more about our Go Travel Trips for 2023. We will talk about our upcoming planned trips and learn a little bit about what you can expect. To check out our upcoming trips, visit About Go-Globel Since 1992, our mission has been to provide authentic, worry-free, stress-free European travel adventures that not only inspire and inform but also prepare us to better understand and actively contribute to the world in which we live! We are experts in worry and stress-free, safe, and authentic travel experiences and adventures We are providers of worldwide travel concierge service Our vision is to lead tours and provide services that lead to meaningful, life-enhancing, life-changing experiences. Our goal is to be known as caring experts and trustworthy providers of value-driven travel services and purveyors of worry-free, stress-free, and authentic travel adventures.

Seniors Connect: Paint & Sip Party

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

"No skills required" painting party: Team-building & friendship experience! Includes materials and light refreshments. Open to all adults. Payment is needed at registration and includes all materials. Register Here About Valerie Unruh Fine Art Portraits, Landscapes, and Still Life Valerie Unruh began her journey of being an artist when she was a young teenager.  She started out with oils, moved to pen and ink, included some wood burning along the way, and met up with graphite and colored pencils in her early twenties.  She is now an artist who uses many mediums to render what the subject requires.  She primarily works with acrylics, but occasionally paints with oil.  She is predominately a self-taught artist but has also learned from numerous professional artists. In 2021, Valerie completed 9 murals for the City of Collinsville.  Eight of those murals are on utility boxes along Main Street in Collinsville, OK.  One mural is of a large butterfly on a garage door in their City Plaza. Valerie is also an instructor of fine art.  She believes that all things are created uniquely.  As she instructs others, she notices that each individual sees things differently.  We can all be drawing the same subject, but each person’s rendition is totally different.  Oh, we all have those artists whose work we so admire.  We try to do exactly how they instruct and it never turns out the same. She allows each individual to create a piece how they see it and not how she sees it. One of her favorite quotes by Paul Gardner is ~ A painting is never finished – it simply stops in interesting places.  She was born and raised in Ulysses, Kansas.  She now resides in Claremore, Oklahoma.  She has taught classes for Elder Care in Bartlesville since 2009.  She is a past art show judge for the Verdigris Valley Art Exhibit in Independence, KS.  She has judged several student art shows in the area.  She is a past board member of the Bartlesville Art Association.  She owns The Artist’s Retreat in Collinsville, OK where she teaches classes to all ages.   Painting parties are fabulous team-building experiences. - Angie Thompson, Development Director

Go Travel: ‘Blowin’ in the Wind

Bob Dylan Center 116 E Reconciliation Way, Tulsa, OK, United States

Relive the magic of Bob Dylan’s music through an interactive museum featuring music, memorabilia, and personal pieces from one of America’s music giants. The much-acclaimed Bob Dylan Center is newly opened in Tulsa and dedicated to the life and works of one of our greatest pop music icons. Dylan’s work, filling two-floors and 29,000-square-foot facility will give you the chance to see interesting items including a digital jukebox with 162 Dylan songs, a duffel bag of fan mail from 1966, and more than 1,000 more items. At age 80, Dylan is still traveling and active in the music scene. The center strives to inspire others to explore their own creativity without the restraint of age or abilities. Lunch at the Lone Wolf will be new and exciting. Treat your taste buds to Kimchi Fries, Cilantro Pesto Chicken, or Soy Dijon Portobello. Experience a creative cuisine overload at this restaurant. Date & Price Thursday, February 16, 2023 9:00 am - 4:00 pm $200 per person Destination Bob Dylan Museum Lunch at Lone Wolf café - specializing in a unique cuisine Bowls with an emphasis on quality and creativity Details Transportation driver and hostess Lunch at the Lone Wolf café, specializing in unique Korean quality and creative bowls All Museum entries, gratuity, and lunch Max people 6-13 Registration How To Sign Up Signups for trips will be made through Go Global (either online or by phone). For participants’ safety, travel registrations and trip liability waivers must be completed and returned to Go Global prior to boarding the bus. If trips exceed the number of seats available, additional trips will be arranged to accommodate guests.

Seniors Connect “Jazzy Valentine Party”

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

In association with Elder Care, Ignite Medical Resort presents Seniors Connect Jazzy Valentine Party featuring Cynthia Simmons, jazz artist. Our Jazzy Valentine Party includes light refreshments, beverages, entertainment, and a photo booth to capture all the memories. Open to all adults age 21+. Only pre-registered guests permitted. Register Here About Cynthia Simmons, Jazz Vocalist Cynthia’s Jazz career is an example of the wonders of social media. Several years ago, while relatively new to the Tulsa area she made a chance connection on Facebook with one of the city’s finest jazz pianists. Through this connection, she was introduced to the Tulsa Jazz community, and the rest as the saying goes, is history. Cynthia has performed in many local venues including the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, Northeastern State University PAC, Kansas City’s Blue Room, Low Down Jazz Club, and many others.   "I am so excited to be returning to Elder Care and performing for you, feels like it's been forever! Looking forward to seeing your smiling faces and singing some of your favorite songs! See you soon!" - Cynthia Simmons Jazz Vocalist   She has also been featured in several festivals such as the TEG International Jazz Fest Presented by SpiritBank, the Chet Baker Festival, the Rose Festival of Broken Arrow, the International Jazz Day Celebration, the Feel Good Festival, and the PostOak Wine and Jazz Festival. On March 15, 2022, Cynthia released her first single “Skylark” on the Tulsa Jazz label. On April 30, 2022, she released an EP “Original Cyn” featuring some of her personal favorites, and on July 30 she released her second single “The Nearness of You” both singles can be enjoyed on the “Original Cyn” EP. Cynthia’s music can be purchased or streamed on all music platforms and on YouTube! In July 2022 Cynthia formed her first official music group The Cynthia Simmons Trio which features Brad Henderson on piano, Matt Hayes on Upright Bass, and Cynthia on Vocals! When she’s not singing, Cynthia is a Wife, a Mom of two young adults, and employed as a Human Resources Executive. But music, especially jazz, is never far away. Website  |  Facebook  |  Instagram  |  Spotify  |  Amazon  |  Online Merch   About Ignite Medial Resorts The Ignite Medical Resorts concept of “LuxeRehab” blends the care and services of an advanced physical rehabilitation center with the high-end hospitality of a 5-star luxury resort. With a commitment to returning you to your home and the things you love to do as quickly as possible, our team offers physical, occupational, and speech therapy services seven days a week. Our facilities provide clinical programs for Orthopedics, Cardiac Care, and Stroke Rehab, with state-of-the-art equipment and outdoor therapy areas. Ignite Medical Resorts Adams PARC is proud to be the 1st skilled nursing facility in Oklahoma to receive the Joint Commission Accreditation.

Seniors Connect: What To Do with Old Media Files?

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

Don’t lose those valuable photos and videos. Learn how to transfer these keepsakes from your phone to media storage or your computer to a photo printer. The seminar features media expert Frank Molina of Media Room Video, Film, Slide, and Transfers. No cost to attend. Open to all adults. RSVP by February 15, 2023.


Community Connect: Giving Trends

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

There are many options when making contributions that impact a charitable organization like Elder Care. While Elder Care Development Director can carry out donor giving preferences, the Bartlesville Community Foundation is also an important resource for those with philanthropic interests that spread beyond Elder Care and impact other charitable organizations. Learn more from Laura Jensen, Bartlesville Community Foundation Executive Director about giving trends and how to make your giving matter the most. No cost to attend. Open to all adults in the community. RSVP to Elder Care by 2/24/23.


Alzheimer’s Association Community Forum

Contribute feedback in a community forum, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association. Held at Elder Care, 1223 Swan Drive, Bartlesville. RSVP to Elder Care at 918-336-8500.

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