2019 Seminars

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  • Have you considered the possibility of moving to a maintenance free neighborhood designed specifically for retirees? Or maybe you’re planning for your future care needs and want to begin taking advantage of the amenities offered by a full-service independent senior living community.

    The first step is to check out your options and learn about the various amenities offered from place to place. But where is the best place to begin?

    This seminar will focus on strategies for learning about the various senior living options available in and around the metro area. Our presenters will equip you with the process of making appointments and taking tours, important questions to ask, resources to help navigate the differences, and what to expect as you begin the information gathering journey.

    Whether you are a recent retiree, mature elder, or a family member helping aging relatives, this seminar is designed to provide you with practical and actionable information. As always, we want to empower you with the TRUTH about senior living communities and shorten your learning curve as you navigate the many options available.

    North Location:
    Francis Tuttle Technology Center
    Enter: Northwest Hall
    12777 N. Rockwell Ave.
    Oklahoma City, OK, 73142

    DATE: Thursday, January 10
    TIME: 10am – 11:30am
    EVENT SOLD OUT

    South location:
    Moore-Norman Technology Center
    Enter: Conference Center
    13301 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
    Oklahoma City, OK, 73170

    DATE: Tuesday, January 22
    TIME: 10:00am – 11:30am
    EVENT SOLD OUT

  • Times have certainly changed regarding the way estates are handled after someone passes away. It’s not as simple as one may think, especially when the wishes of the deceased were never specified in writing

    But what documents are necessary and most appropriate?

    How do these instruments work within the probate process?

    Expert panelists will discuss the TRUTH regarding differences between trusts and wills, as well as how these documents can impact both the living and the dead.

    Another important issue concerning legal guardianships will also be discussed. In particular, how guardianships can be necessary in cases when individuals become incapacitated. In other words, the TRUTH about ensuring your wishes are followed and needs are met should you become dependent upon others.

    North Location:
    Francis Tuttle Technology Center
    Enter: Northwest Hall
    12777 N. Rockwell Ave.
    Oklahoma City, OK, 73142

    DATE: Thursday, February 14
    TIME: 10am – 11:30am
    EVENT SOLD OUT

    South location:
    Moore-Norman Technology Center
    Enter: Conference Center
    13301 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
    Oklahoma City, OK, 73170

    DATE: Tuesday, February 19
    TIME: 10:00am – 11:30am
    EVENT SOLD OUT

  • 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 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!

    Our panel of local senior move managers will answer these questions and more at this month’s 90-minute panel event.

    North Location:
    Francis Tuttle Technology Center
    Enter: Northwest Hall
    12777 N. Rockwell Ave.
    Oklahoma City, OK, 73142

    DATE: Thursday, March 14
    TIME: 10am – 11:30am
    EVENT SOLD OUT

    South location:
    Moore-Norman Technology Center
    Enter: Conference Center
    13301 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
    Oklahoma City, OK, 73170

    DATE: Tuesday, March 19
    TIME: 10:00am – 11:30am
    EVENT SOLD OUT

  • The truth is that selling a long-time home and moving to a new place can be full of excitement and anticipation, or it can be fraught with anxiety, fear, and overwhelm. So what makes the difference?

    There are actually a few key indicators that will often determine which of the two experiences a would-be home seller will have, and that is what this talk is all about.

    Learn the truth from industry expert and Senior Living Truth Series founder, Nikki Buckelew, just what differentiates the fearful, anxious, and overwhelmed from the enthusiastic and optimistic when it comes to selling a long-time home. You will also gain helpful tips and resources for turning any current anxiety you may have about downsizing into productive and useful energy.

    North Location:
    Francis Tuttle Technology Center
    Enter: Northwest Hall
    12777 N. Rockwell Ave.
    Oklahoma City, OK, 73142

    DATE: Thursday, April 11
    TIME: 10am – 11:30am
    EVENT SOLD  OUT

    South location:
    Moore-Norman Technology Center
    Enter: Conference Center
    13301 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
    Oklahoma City, OK, 73170

    DATE: Tuesday, April 16
    TIME: 10:00am – 11:30am
    EVENT SOLD OUT 

  • Everyone knows what services home health agencies provide, right? Well, as it turns out, most people think they know, but often what they know is wrong. Just like many healthcare services, home health has changed significantly over the years. In fact, some agencies that are perceived as home health are not healthcare organizations at all — they simply provide private-duty in-home personal care. But this is a great service too, right?

    So, what’s the difference? How do you know who to call and for what?

    Learn the TRUTH about what services home health and private duty in-home care agencies and organizations provide. Get the scoop on costs associated with the various types of in-home support available, as well as what services insurance and veterans benefits will cover.

    North Location:
    Francis Tuttle Technology Center
    Enter: Northwest Hall
    12777 N. Rockwell Ave.
    Oklahoma City, OK, 73142

    DATE: Thursday, May 23
    TIME: 10am – 11:30am
    CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR NORTH LOCATION

    South location:
    Moore-Norman Technology Center
    Enter: Conference Center
    13301 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
    Oklahoma City, OK, 73170

    DATE: Tuesday, May 21
    TIME: 10:00am – 11:30am
    CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR SOUTH LOCATION

  • 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 to assisted living, long term care, or memory care may even be necessary to remain as autonomous and independent as possible despite declines in physical or cognitive health.

    The question we often here 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 guest presenters will also share the TRUTH about frequently misunderstood benefits such as the Veterans Aid and Attendance, Medicare, Medicaid, and long-term care insurance.

    North Location:
    Francis Tuttle Technology Center
    Enter: Northwest Hall
    12777 N. Rockwell Ave.
    Oklahoma City, OK, 73142

    DATE: Thursday, June 13
    TIME: 10am – 11:30am
    CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR NORTH LOCATION

    South location:
    Moore-Norman Technology Center
    Enter: Conference Center
    13301 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
    Oklahoma City, OK, 73170

    DATE: Tuesday, June 18
    TIME: 10:00am – 11:30am
    CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR SOUTH LOCATION

MEET THE HOSTS

NIKKI BUCKELEW

Nikki Buckelew, Ph.D.

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.