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Health briefs for Aug. 5

Health briefs for Aug. 5.
Oklahoman Published: July 30, 2014

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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

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.

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