Upcoming Seminars

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  • Jan

  • Feb

    More and more retirees of all ages are relocating to active adult and senior living communities all around the country. You may be considering such a move yourself, but just aren’t sure what the fuss is all about!

    During this 90-minute panel discussion, you will learn the facts about local 55+ living options from some of the most knowledgeable and experienced professionals in the industry. We will cover locations, amenities, and costs for both purchase and lease options for those 55 and older.

    Location:
    Francis Tuttle
    Northwest Hall Entrance
    12777 N Rockwell Ave
    Oklahoma City
    OK 73142

    Time: 10:00am – 11:30am


  • Mar

    The most commonly used word to describe the downsizing process is “overwhelm.” In fact, many people find themselves paralyzed by even the idea of moving to a smaller or more manageable space.

    The good news is that there are people, strategies, and services that can make the downsizing process much simpler and far more manageable!

    Here are just a few of the questions we will answer at this month’s seminar:

    • Where do I begin?
    • Should I sell my house or move first?
    • What do I do with all the extra “stuff?”
    • Who is available to help and how much will it cost?
    • How long should it take to go through my things before moving?
    • What is the value of household items?
    • What will my home sell for and how long will it take?
    • What are the costs associated with moving?

    If you are considering a move today, a year from now, or anytime in your future, this seminar is designed to help remove the overwhelm and inspire you to take action — even if it’s just a small action!

    Join us and we will share with you the secret to ‘eating the elephant’ one bite at a time!

    Location:
    Francis Tuttle
    Northwest Hall Entrance
    12777 N Rockwell Ave
    Oklahoma City
    OK 73142

    Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
    EVENT SOLD OUT


  • Apr

    Moving to an independent or assisted living community is often a desirable option for many older adults seeking a simpler or more manageable lifestyle. Sometimes a move may even be necessary to remain as autonomous and independent as possible. The question we are often asked is, “How much do these communities cost and can I afford to live there?”Join us for an in-depth discussion about the costs associated with independent and assisted living, as well as memory and long-term care. Our expert panelists will also share frequently misunderstood benefits such as the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance and long-term care insurance.

    Location:
    Francis Tuttle
    Northwest Hall Entrance
    12777 N Rockwell Ave
    Oklahoma City
    OK 73142

    Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
    EVENT SOLD OUT


  • May

    If you pride yourself on being independent and making your own life choices, you won’t want to miss this 90-minute panel discussion about staying independent as you get older.

    Expert panelists will answer questions like these and more:

    • What happens if I can no longer manage on my own?
    • Who is available to help me with my financial and household affairs?
    • Are my kids or other family members the best choice as trustees or executors?
    • What are the most important documents to have in place as I reach my later years?

    Location:
    Francis Tuttle
    Northwest Hall Entrance
    12777 N Rockwell Ave
    Oklahoma City
    OK 73142

    Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
    EVENT SOLD OUT


  • Jun

    Are you prepared for the next evolution in your relationship with your adult children? Relationships evolve and change just like people, but navigating those changes aren’t always easy. Complex family dynamics, blended families, and changing social norms impact both the choices we make how we communicate them.

    Join us for a poignant and candid conversation concerning communicating with adult children as you age.

    Location:
    Francis Tuttle
    Northwest Hall Entrance
    12777 N Rockwell Ave
    Oklahoma City
    OK 73142

    Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
    RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR 10-11:30AM


  • Jul

    No one has a crystal ball which can make planning for a long life very challenging. Questions of health, longevity, lifestyle, and legacy all require consideration in planning for the amount of money necessary to sustain a long life.

    Join us for an in-depth and candid conversation with financial, health, and senior living experts who will help uncover the mysteries about deciding how much is enough when it comes to budgeting for retirement living into your 80s and beyond.

    Location:
    Francis Tuttle
    Northwest Hall Entrance
    12777 N Rockwell Ave
    Oklahoma City
    OK 73142

    Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
    RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR 10-11:30AM


  • Aug

    Liquidating personal household items and collectibles is not as easy as it looks on TV. The surplus of certain items makes selling them difficult, while the popularity of others make them very valuable. If you are wondering what to let go of and when — or if you plan to downsize and simplify, this seminar is for you.

    We will answer these questions and more:

    • How do I know the value of china, crystal, and other glassware?
    • How much is “enough” to warrant a professional estate sale?
    • When and how are estate sales conducted?
    • What fees are associated with estate liquidation services?
    • What other options are there for handling remaining “stuff?”

    Get all your estate liquidation and downsizing questions answered during this 90-minute seminar featuring industry experts dedicated to helping you find new homes for your extra items.

    Location:
    Francis Tuttle
    Northwest Hall Entrance
    12777 N Rockwell Ave
    Oklahoma City
    OK 73142

    Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
    RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR 10-11:30AM


  • Sep

    Retirees often elect to build, buy, or remodel shortly after retirement expecting this house to be “the last home” they will ever own. Fast forward 5, 10, or even 15 years and what was meant to be the “last house” is no longer equipped for current needs.

    In this month’s seminar, we will share key considerations when building, buying, or remodeling to stay put into old age. Learn more about affordable accessibility and universal design features, remodel ideas, resale considerations, and cost saving strategies.

    Location:
    Francis Tuttle
    Northwest Hall Entrance
    12777 N Rockwell Ave
    Oklahoma City
    OK 73142

    Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
    RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR 10-11:30AM


  • Oct

    There are a lot of myths out there about what you must or “should” do in order to sell your home. The myths are perpetuated by shows on television featuring real estate agents with pearly white teeth and selling tiny homes for 2 million dollars. Real estate agents further confuse the issue because they advertise homes as “totally remodeled” and make it seem as though these homes are the only ones available.

    During this 90-minute panel presentation, we will discuss the pro’s and con’s of fixing up a home to sell, as well as the pitfalls and benefits to selling ‘as-is.”

    Here are just a few of the questions that will be answered:

    • What is necessary to sell a home in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area?
    • What does ’as-is’ really mean and does it make financial sense to sell that way?
    • How do I know if an as-is cash offer is a fair offer?

    Location:
    Francis Tuttle
    Northwest Hall Entrance
    12777 N Rockwell Ave
    Oklahoma City
    OK 73142

    Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
    RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR 10-11:30AM


  • Nov

    As far as we know, no one secretly wishes they could spend their last breaths in a cold, noisy, impersonal hospital room. Most people say that given the option, they prefer to die at home amongst family and close friends. Despite this wish, however, few take time to plan or organize this major life course event.

    Make the commitment to bring a loved one or friend and attend this 90-minute panel event featuring expert panelists who will share the most important things you need to know about living, dying, and leaving a legacy on your terms.

    This could quite possibly be one of the most important seminars of the year.

    Location:
    Francis Tuttle
    Northwest Hall Entrance
    12777 N Rockwell Ave
    Oklahoma City
    OK 73142

    Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
    RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR 10-11:30AM


  • Dec

    Senior Living Truth Series hosts, sponsors, and panelists are asked some amazing questions by attendees following monthly events. Naturally we gladly respond to those questions in the moment, but we often recognize the value of those exchanges and wish the entire audience could have been within earshot.As such, the December seminar is dedicated to audience Q & A. As an attendee, you can ask any question you may have regarding senior living issues and our knowledgeable sponsors will answer them. Naturally, if there is a question asked that we can’t answer, we will direct you to a trusted resource.

    We will also be sharing some answers to the most common questions we receive throughout the year, so bring your questions and your thinking cap and get ready to try and stump the sponsors!

    Location:
    Francis Tuttle
    Northwest Hall Entrance
    12777 N Rockwell Ave
    Oklahoma City
    OK 73142

    Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
    RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR 10-11:30AM

MEET THE HOSTS

NIKKI BUCKELEW

Nikki Buckelew

Co-Host / Moderator
CHRIS BUCKELEW

Chris Buckelew

Co-Host / Moderator
  • What People Are Saying

    The only thing different about these classes and the ones I take at OCU is these aren’t $200 per credit hour.

    G. Harris
  • What People Are Saying

    Everyone should know about these classes. The teachings are invaluable in helping people make decisions about what steps to take next.

    Dr. Don Emler

MAPS3 Senior Health and Wellness Center

Conveniently located, comfortable, easily accessible and plenty of parking!

11501 N Rockwell Ave. OKC, OK 73162
(405) 563-7501

FAQ

 

HOW LONG IS THE SEMINAR?

Most of our expert panel discussions are about 60 minutes. Some run longer than others depending on the depth of the topic and the number of panelists. Any remaining time is used to address questions from attendees. We begin promptly at 10am and finish no later than 11:30am.

WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS AND CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE SEMINAR?

Please feel free to contact us concerning questions you may have about downsizing, senior living options, 55+ neighborhoods, or other related topics. If our staff is unable to answer your questions, we will direct you to one of our many subject matter experts who will be happy to assist you.

IS THERE GOING TO BE A SALES PITCH?

Nope. No sales pitch. You will have an opportunity to get to know the presenters, panelists, and hosts and can decide for yourself if it makes sense to request their services or products. Presenters and speakers may have materials available for you to take home, but it’s up to you to pick them up if you want them.

CAN ATTENDEES ASK QUESTIONS?

Yes! We want you to get your questions answered. Keep in mind that because we do our homework, many of your questions will likely be answered throughout the prepared panel discussion. If you still have an unanswered question at the end, you will have an opportunity to ask. We do request that if you have a specific question that is personal in nature (i.e. can’t be generalized to the group) that you request a consultation with one of our team members following the event.

CAN I ATTEND FOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES?

We always welcome service providers and business owners seeking to learn more about serving mature homeowners. If you attend WITH a registered client, there is no fee for you to attend. The fee for business owners and aging services professionals not attending with a client is $25 payable at the door. Do to limited seating, we reserve the right to provide priority seating to non-professionals.

CAN I REQUEST A TOPIC FOR THE NEXT SERIES?

Absolutely! We want to make the Senior Living Truth Series as meaningful and relevant as possible, so we welcome your suggestions and ideas. Naturally, we prepare the topics for the series well in advance, so be patient concerning time frames for your suggested topic to hit the calendar.

CAN I ATTEND IF I’M NOT A SENIOR?

We welcome anyone who believes the information would be valuable to them. If you are not a senior, but you are seeking information to advise someone who is — or maybe you are planning ahead — please join us.

WHY IS THE EVENT FREE FOR SENIORS AND THEIR GUESTS?

The professionals hosting, moderating, sponsoring, and serving as panelists have strong convictions about ensuring that people are educated, empowered, and equipped as they prepare for late-life issues, especially where and how they will live. They have donated their time and contributed toward event expenses so that ALL seniors are able to attend regardless of their financial situation.

HOW DO I BECOME A SPONSOR?

Annual sponsorships are from January to December each year. The deadline for application is November 1st of the preceding year. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please call 405.563.7501 to request a sponsorship packet or be placed on the waiting list for sponsorships as spaces are limited. Every sponsor must be fully vetted prior to being considered so please provide references and licensing information (if applicable) to expedite your application.

WHO ARE THE HOSTS?

Nikki and Chris Buckelew are native Oklahomans and nationally recognized trainers, coaches, and consultants. The Buckelews are experienced real estate sales professionals, owning and operating an Oklahoma City based residential real estate business (Buckelew Realty Group) and senior move management company (OKC Mature Moves), as well as a national coaching and training company (Seniors Real Estate Institute). Nikki holds a B.S. in gerontology, M.S. in psychology, is a master practitioner of neurolinguistic programming (NLP), and is currently completing a doctorate in environmental psychology. Chris has a bachelor’s degree in legal studies and is also a master practitioner of NLP. Beyond their professional and educational experience helping hundreds of seniors successfully downsize and relocate, they have also assisted family members with late-life moves.