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:

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Alzheimer's is not normal aging. It is a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. Learn about the impact of Alzheimer's, the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia, Alzheimer's stages and risk factors, current research and treatment options, and the Alzheimer's Association resources. Held at Elder Care, 1223 Swan Drive. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association.

Dinner with Friends

Thursday, April 11   |    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 Ann-Janette Webster. Ann-Janette is a Bartlesville-based singer-songwriter and the product of a local musical family.  Her unique voice and songs have been described as a sound of hope, love, and the promise of brighter days ahead. Ann-Janette recently released a new album of original music written in several genres entitled “Songs No One’s Heard”. When playing live Ann-Janette entertains audiences with piano and vocals performing a blend of jazz standards, pop songs from different eras and a handful of her original tunes.  Music lovers are treated to endearing favorites made famous by the likes of Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra,  Patsy Cline and Carole King. When not performing Webster is busy operating local creative company PioneerDream alongside her husband Jay, helping at her daughter Evanjalyn’s school and volunteering with their community group “Dreamers”.  She loves performing for the great folks at Elder Care and is happy to be part of the evening. Open to all adults in the community. Limited space. Only pre-registered guests will be seated. Register here Volunteer for this event  

Spring Floral Arrangement – Charcuterie Board Mash Up!

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

Join us for a Spring Floral Arrangement Charcuterie Board Mashup! Betsy Faust of Honey’s Flowers will show how to make an amazing spring floral arrangement and Melody of Melody’s Creative Cuisine will provide everything to make a fabulous grazing board. Take your flowers home to enjoy later and enjoy your grazing creation at the party. Beverages provided. Open to all adults. The cost is $75 per person. RSVP by April 9 to ensure your materials arrive in time for the event. Payment is needed at registration and includes all materials. Don’t miss this unique social! Register Here   Volunteer Here

Triad Eye Screening at Elder Care

Elder Care hosts Triad Eye Screenings. Screenings are provided by a licensed Optometrist. Screening is for glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic eye disease, retinal diseases, external diseases of eyes and lids and dry eyes. No dilation used. Free and open to all individuals 55 and older. RSVP is REQUIRED space is limited. Call Elder Care 918-336-8500 to schedule.

Sight & Sound Theater – “Queen Esther”

Branson, MO , United States

Sight & Sound Theater - "Queen Esther" The highlights of this 2-day travel adventure will include the theater production of Queen Esther, Branson Scenic Railway, upscale accommodations, and unique shopping. Sight and Sound Theatre is the nation’s largest  Christian theatre company with a 2,000-seat theater, massive 300-foot wrap-around stage and spectacular sets. Roll through the hills on the Branson Scenic Railway excursion and discover unique shopping. Relax or enjoy your stay at the Branson Towers Hotel. Date & Price Friday-Saturday, April 19-20, 2024 Depart Friday, 8:30 am Return Saturday, 5:30 pm Registration closes March 19, 2024 $625 per person Destination Sight & Sound, Branson, Missouri Branson Scenic Railway Details Transportation driver and hostess Sight and Sound Esther production entry with reserved seating Branson Scenic Railway Admission Minimum travelers 5-13 One night accommodation Breakfast provided 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.

Local Neurologist Discusses Alzheimer’s in our Community

The April 25 event features local neurologist, Dr. Jason L. King, MD.   Dr. King is part of the Ascension Medical Group St. John Neurology & Stroke Care Bartlesville. King graduated from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2020 after completing a fellowship in vascular neurology. Prior to this, he received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Open to adults of all ages. Limited seating RSVP to Elder Care. Call 918-336-8500.  Please email advance questions for Dr. King to Angie Thompson, Elder Care Director of Development, at Registration

Nutrition for Healthy Aging

Learn more about healthy aging and your diet! Allie Redding, RDN, LN, is a registered, licensed dietitian and licensed nutritionist, serving the Texas and Oklahoma region. During this seminar, Allie will discuss sustainable nutrition strategies that promote positive health outcomes for improved quality of life. For planning purposes, please register online by 4/27 or call Elder Care (918) 336-8500. Register Here

Monthly 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

The Good, The Bad, & The BBQ

Join us for our annual The Good, The Bad, & The BBQ fundraising event to benefit Elder Care. Saturday, May 11, 2024 @ 6pm - 10pm Hughes Ranch. See more at

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.  

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