SENIOR LIVING TRUTH SERIES

 

Join us for a series of candid conversations about topics that matter. Our mission is to provide education and resources designed to help people live empowered lives and make informed decisions.

EDUCATE. EQUIP. EMPOWER.

2020 SEMINARS

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     The Truth about Senior Living Options

January  16, 2020

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In this session we will first take a look at the benefits offered by senior living communities, as well as the costs and associated services. Next, we take a deep dive into how to fully investigate whether a senior community is right for you or someone you care about. Learn the differences between independent, assisted, memory care, and longterm care options, and get the truth about what some communities don’t want you to know.

Thursday January 16, 2020 at 10:00 – 11:30 am

Quail Creek Golf and Country Club
3501 Quail Creek Rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73120

     The Truth about Trusts, Wills, and Probates

February  25, 2020

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Planning ahead for both living and dying is never an easy task, but knowledge is power. Learn about planning tools like trusts and wills from local attorneys, trust officers, and professional guardians. Get the truth about the probate process and how it can be more costly than you might think.

Tuesday February 25, 2020 10:00-11:30 am (Yes Tuesday)

Quail Creek Golf and Country Club
3501 Quail Creek Rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73120

     The Truth about Downsizing

March  19, 2020

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If the thought of moving seems overwhelming, this is the class for you. Learn both from professionals and mature downsizers about the positives and pitfalls related to moving from a long-time residence. Gain resources, tools, and tips for making downsizing a bit easier.

     The Truth about Selling a Home “As-Is”

April  16, 2020

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Selling a home has become more complex in recent decades. Even as simple as it sounds, selling “as-is” isn’t necessarily simple. In this class you will learn the terminology used by real estate agents, investors, lenders, and inspectors related to the real estate process. Get insight into what “as-is” really means!

Thursday April 16, 2020 10:00 – 11:30 am
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     The Truth about Home Updates

May 7, 2020

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HGTV and other popular home shows may be entertaining to watch, but they are far from realistic.Whether you are considering a future move or plan to stay put forever, get the facts from mature market experts in the field of residential real estate. We will uncover the 5 most common myths associated with making home updates and provide helpful tips so you can make informed decisions. Presented by SeniorsReal Estate Institute, Founder and Downsizing Coach, Dr. Nikki Buckelew, Ph.D,CSHP, CSDC.

Thursday May 7, 2020 10:00 – 11:30 am
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     The Truth about Avoiding Scams

May  21, 2020

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Anyone can become the victim of a scam, but the more you know, the less likely you are to fall prey. Get the scoop on the most common scams and how scammers select their targets. Learn how to detect possible problems and protect yourself from identity theft and financial exploitation.

Thursday May 21, 2020 10:00 – 11:30 am

Watch online or Join via telephone. Please register in order to receive the details to watch the seminar.

     The Truth about Preparing to Stay Put as We Age

June  4, 2020

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The truth is not everyone will move into a senior community. For those who choose to stay at home or live with family, this class will help you plan ahead for possible future care needs, identify resources, and explore the costs associated with aging in place. Get tips and tools for creating a safe and accessible home.

Thursday June 4, 2020 10:00 – 11:30 am

Quail Creek Golf and Country Club
3501 Quail Creek Rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73120

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We are offering this as a live webinar

     The Truth about Paying for Senior Living

July  16, 2020

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The costs associated with living a long life often seem to be a moving target, but the more you know, the better you can plan. In this session we will compare the projected costs associated with living at home versus in a senior community. We will look at the various transportation options and costs, as well as community services and local resources available to seniors on a budget.

Thursday July 16, 2020 10:00 – 11:30 am

Quail Creek Golf and Country Club
3501 Quail Creek Rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73120

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We are offering this as a live webinar

     The Truth about Living and Dying with Dignity

August  20, 2020

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The truth is that none of us are going to live forever and someone must deal with our bodies once we leave them. Join us for a candid and truthful conversation about the final moments of life. Learn about the costs associated with dying, burial, and cremation, as well as creative and meaningful ways of saying our final goodbyes. Knowledge is power so no matter your age, plan to finish strong.

Thursday August 20, 2020 10:00 – 11:30 am

Quail Creek Golf and Country Club
3501 Quail Creek Rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73120

     The Truth about Communicating with Adult Children

September 10, 2020

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As we age, the relationship with our offspring evolves. Each generation grapples with their own developmental tasks, ultimately culminating in stronger bonds or gaping chasms. When planning ahead for future care needs, conversations with adult children can be challenging at best. This class is designed to provide insights into how to begin and forward tough conversations, as well as how to create closure when conversations aren’t possible.

Thursday September 10, 2020 10:00 – 11:30 am

Quail Creek Golf and Country Club
3501 Quail Creek Rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73120

     The Truth about Downsizing with Dementia

October 8, 2020

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A diagnosis of dementia or increasing problems with memory loss often results in a flurry of emotions, multiple complex questions, and the making of both short and longterm plans. One of the biggest questions tends to be how long can (or should) I live at home? Couples struggle to agree on whether to remain in place or relocate, when and who to hire for support, and how to have conversations with others about their plans. Gain important insights into these questions and more from this panel of professionals and laypersons.

Thursday October 8, 2020 10:00 – 11:30am

Quail Creek Golf and Country Club
3501 Quail Creek Rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73120

 

     The Truth about Senior Living Healthcare Options

November 12, 2020

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No one likes to consider the possibility of ever having to move to a “nursing home” or longterm healthcare community. It is for this reason that few people do any advance planning or investigation into such arrangements. While only a small percentage of Americans live in a nursing home providing extended full-time care, studies show that 70% or more of people over age 65 will need at least some level of skilled or longterm care during their lifetimes. In this class we will explore local residential healthcare options including assisted living, longterm and nursing care, as well as hospice, palliative, and in-home healthcare.

Thursday November 12, 2020 10:00 – 11:30am

Quail Creek Golf and Country Club
3501 Quail Creek Rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73120

     The Truth about Leaving a Legacy

December  10, 2020

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How we will be remembered is sometimes uncertain. As families live miles away and meaningful conversations become fewer, it’s a challenge to pass along our history and our heritage. While we hope our family members appreciate the “stuff” we leave behind, we know it’s not the stuff in our homes that matters most – it’s the stuff that’s in our hearts. Learn from this panel some current day strategies for leaving a meaningful and intentional legacy that will last.

Thursday December 10, 2020 10:00 – 11:30am

Quail Creek Golf and Country Club
3501 Quail Creek Rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73120

MEET THE HOSTS

Nikki Buckelew, Ph.D.

Co-Host / Moderator

Chris Buckelew

Co-Host / Moderator

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

EMPOWERMENT IN ACTION

SPONSORS

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.