Conference set for Alzheimer’s caregivers
Crossings Community Center is hosting a free conference for caregivers and families of those afflicted with Alzheimer’s or dementia from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 16 at the center, 2208 W Hefner. Food will be provided.
Keynote speakers include Betsy Arnold and Sgt. Cris Cunningham of the Oklahoma City Police Department, along with representatives from AutumnLife Center for Geriatric Behavioral Health and OU Medical Center Edmond.
If you’re a caregiver and need care for a family member so you can attend, respite vouchers are available through Oklahoma Aging Services. You must preregister for reimbursement by calling Al Ruple, of Oklahoma Aging Services, at 521-2281.
To reserve a spot at the conference, go to crossingsokc.org/alz.
Shannon Miller will be keynote speaker for Turning Point Event
Going for Gold in Health is the theme for the 17th Annual Turning Point Conference and Policy Day sponsored by the Oklahoma Turning Point Council. The conference will be Sept. 2-3 at the Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center, 5750 Will Rogers Road in Midwest City.
Early registration is $60, and on-site registration will be $75.
The keynote speaker will be Shannon Miller. America’s most decorated gymnast has an inspirational story of cancer survival as well as an important message on maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, according to a news release. Additional program speakers and break-out sessions will provide the tools to assist communities in health improvement.
To register, go to www.okturningpoint.org/conference. For more information, contact Lana Shaffer, state Department of Health Turning Point assistant manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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