Go Travel: Fall Foliage & Hochatown Arts and Craft Festival

Broken Bow Broken Bow, OK, United States

Fall Foliage & Hochatown Arts and Craft Festival This 3-day adventure will take you through the Oklahoma hills, mountains, lakes, and countryside. Experience the best Oklahoma fall foliage and beautiful vistas along the Talimena National Scenic Byway. Talimena Drive is a winding road through the Ouachita National Forest along a mountain ridge that follows the highest peaks in the area. It offers spectacular scenery like Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. At the end of the byway is the Broken Bow resort area, where we will spend time meandering through the nationally acclaimed Beaver Bend Festival and Craft Show. The festival’s highlights include turn-of-the-century craft demonstrators, fine arts and crafts, talented folk musicians, and yummy food. Your senses will come alive as you immerse yourself in the magnificent views and sweet, fresh smells of the changing seasons. There will be free time to explore the area, take a boat ride, shop, or relax. So, get your camera ready, bring along a friend, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride through Oklahoma and Arkansas' spectacular mountains. Date & Price Thursday - Saturday, November 9-11, 2023 Return on Saturday at 5:00 $650 per person Destinations Beaver Bend Lodge: very nice, beautiful view of the lake, newly remodeled. Just breathtaking and very relaxing. Boat ride if weather permits. More Oklahoma foliage with a drive along Indian Nation Turnpike to McAlester Italian Lunch at Pete’s in Krebs Italian market – Italian sausage, cheese, and more Details Transportation, driver, and hostess All entries, gratuity, and two (2) breakfast Lodging for two nights 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.

Power Hour: What About Speech Therapy?

Thursday, November 9     |  12:00 pm   |  FREE Abigayl Petermann, Speech-Language Pathologist with Foundation Therapy Specialists, will discuss the benefits of their speech services. Brown bag. Free attendance. RSVP to Elder Care (918) 336-8500.

Alzheimer’s in our Community-Dr. Sarah Land, DO

The November 9 event features Dr. Sarah Land, DO, founder and Director of Central States Research in Tulsa. CSR is a dedicated clinical research site that can offer cutting edge treatments in multiple therapeutic areas. Current trials include trials for a range of Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment. Dr. Land is Board Certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry; and National Board of Physicians and Surgeons. RSVP to Elder Care at (918) 336-8500 and email questions for Dr. Land to Angie Thompson, Elder Care Director of Development, at AThompson@AboutElderCare.org.

40th Celebration Fundraising Breakfast

Elder Care's Giving Day and 40th anniversary celebration fundraising breakfast will raise funds to serve  seniors in 2024. Features Jim Bridenstine, former NASA administrator and US Congressman from Oklahoma. Light breakfast, silent auction and more. Cost is $50/ person for general seating and $75 / person for reserved seating and commemorative merchandise. Saturday, November 11 9:30 am - 11:30 am Tri County Tech Event Center 6101 Nowata Rd, Bartlesville, OK 74006 Open House at Elder Care 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm - come and go Elder Care 1223 Swan Drive Bartlesville, OK 74006 Purchase tickets from Sept 20 online at AboutElderCare.org/breakfast or call Elder Care (918) 336-8500.

Ladies Dessert Social

Ladies Dessert Social featuring Penny Quinn and "Christmas Tree Ornaments From the Past."  Enjoy yummy dessert bites and mix and mingle with friends. Penny will share her ornament collection - some of which date back to the 1800's. Get in the holiday spirit with friends who fit! Bring a friend and fit right in. Cost is $10/ person and includes small desserts and a beverage. Desserts by Melody's Creative Cuisine. Wednesday, November 15 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Held at Elder Care

Seniors Connect: Legal & Tax Topics Discussed

Thursday, November 16   |  3:00 pm   |  FREE Bruce Robinett, local attorney, and Debbie Mueggenborg, local CPA, discuss legal and financial topics that impact aging adults. RSVP to Elder Care at (918) 336-8500.

Live Your Best Life after 60!

Health and wellness professionals at Restorations Medical Spa discuss age related changes: Hormone and testosterone; hair loss; body changes; cosmetic treatments, and more.  For men and women. This educational seminar is open to all adults in the community at no cost. Restorations Medical Spa is lead by Dr. Elizabeth Sherrock, MD and certified aesthetician Melanie Lay. Dr. Elizabeth Sherrock is a board-certified medical doctor and the Medical Director of Restorations Medical Spa. In addition to her medical training and certification, Dr. Sherrock has worked within the Aesthetic sphere for more than 20 years, providing treatments and guidance for concerns such as aging skin, hormone imbalances, and weight problems. Dr. Sherrock is currently the only physician injector in the Bartlesville area. Melanie Lay is a licensed and certified aesthetician with more than 20 years of experience in the Medical Spa and beauty industry. She specializes in treatments that address concerns such as hyperpigmentation or sun spots, aging and lax skin, laser hair removal, scar removal, and many more. Dr. Sherrock and Melanie Lay, as well as the staff of Restorations Medical Spa, regularly attend training and events in the aesthetic sphere to stay ahead of the curve in a constantly changing and advancing field.

Seniors Connect Christmas Social

Thursday, December 7   |  6:00 pm   | Cost is $5 per person “Collect Moments not Things.” Embrace the joy of Christmas with food and beverages that stir fond memories of friendships and family. Features Brad Henderson Trio playing all your Christmas favorites! Special appearance by ventriloquist, Jeff Cauthen and "Homer." Premiere Sponsor: Ignite Resort Spa.   Register here

Cognitive Screenings – Central States Research

Elder Care to serve as memory screening site for Central States Research  Thursday, December 14, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Elder Care  - Elder Care   Central States Research will hold memory screenings at Elder Care on December 14.   Dr. Sarah Land, DO a board-certified psychiatrist, and her team of specialists will hold a special one-day memory screening event at Elder Care for adults 55 and older. The 15-minute screening will help qualify individuals for trial and treatment options offered at Central States Research Center in Tulsa. The research team is seeking participants who show no signs of cognitive impairment and those experiencing memory loss to participate in trial treatments.   Central States Research is a dedicated clinical research site that offers cutting-edge treatments in multiple therapeutic areas, including mild cognitive impairment to more complex Alzheimer’s and dementia diagnoses.    Participants are asked to schedule screening times by calling Elder Care at (918) 336-8500. The event is open to all adults 55+ and will be held at Elder Care on Thursday, December 14, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Elder Care is at 1223 Swan Drive, Bartlesville, OK, 74006.  .To learn more about Dr. Sarah Land, DO, and Central States Research, visit centralstatesresearch.com.

Go Travel: The Land of Lights & Christmas Magic Kansas City Weekend Trip

Kansas City Kansas City, MO, United States

The Land of Lights & Christmas Magic Kansas City Weekend Trip Get ready to be awed by all the beautiful Christmas lights on the plaza and the city of fountains in Kansas City. This trip has something for everyone, from luxury hotels, museums, mystery dinners, and holiday traditions of horse-drawn carriage rides. Bring a friend to share this unique seasonal trip. Date & Price Friday - Monday, December 15-18, 2023 Leave on Friday at 8:30 am Return on Monday at 6:00 pm $900 per person Destinations Embassy Suites by Hilton Kansas City Plaza Kansas City Christmas Lights Tour Murder Mystery Dinner at Crown Plaza National WW1 Museum The John Wornall House Shopping on the Plaza Horse-drawn Carriage Ride Meals on your own. Your hostess will find you those special places to dine that only the locals know. Details Transportation, driver, and hostess All museum entries, show performances, carriage ride, gratuity, and three (3) breakfast meals Premium Lodging for 3 nights 6-13 guest max 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.

Gentle Yoga with Lesta

Elder Care offers a 16-week gentle yoga class each Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 am to 10:50 am. Open to all adults. A minimum of 5 participants is required to make each class. Call Elder Care. 918-336-8500. Begins 2/5 and ends 3/27. The cost is $80 for the 8-week class. The class is prorated after the 2nd week.  No membership is required, although a participation agreement/waiver is needed. Lesta Morrison, instructor. Participation Agreement Sign up and pay here:

Dinner With Friends

February's Dinner With Friends. Enjoy a catered dinner from Shortie's Grille with fantastic friends! The cost is $20 per person and space is limited to 20 people. Includes meal, beverage and entertainment: "The Dustbowl Woman." RSVP to Elder Care (918) 336-8500 by February 22, 2024 RSVP & Pay 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
(918) 336-8500