Session One - 9:30 - 10:30AM

1. Estate Planning & Probate In Texas by Charioty James, Attorney & Counselor at Law,  James & Parlange Law, PLLC
Through effective estate planning,   this presentation is geared to empower the family with information and options about probate and probate avoidance - Before a crisis occurs.

2. Family Dynamics in Caregiving by Laura McPherson, LPC, LMFT
This workshop will address the positive and negative impact of multiple family members’  involvements in the care of their loved one and healthy ways for you to respond.

3. Senior Living & Care Guidance by Donna Composto, Founder of Mom’s Care Plan, Co-Founder of the Kingwood Memory Cafe & Certified Dementia Practitioner
 We will walk you through the maze of senior living & care options. We will discuss levels of care along with appropriate environments, related costs, support services and local  resources.

4. Veterans & Survivor Benefits by Kay Lee, Montgomery County Veteran Service Officer      
Pensions, healthcare and benefits  for veterans, spouse and survivors.

5. Social Security and Medicare 101 by: Andy Hardwick, Public Affairs Specialist Social Security Administration        
Did you know that Social Security is more than retirement? Confused about Medicare? Learn about options for taking Social Security benefits and how Medicare works. Andy Hardwick, Public Affairs Specialist for Social Security will give a brief overview of both programs. 

Session Two - 11:00 - 12:00PM

6. Building your Caregiving Confidence: Effective Communication Strategies for Alzheimer’s and Dementia by Rick Casey, Community Educator, Alzheimer’s Association 
This discussion will incorporate dementia related behaviors and address common issues faced by those caring for a loved one at home.

7. What is a trust? Do I need one? By Kristi Stanley, Attorney at Law, CWMPK, PLLC 
A trust is a legal agreement between three parties: the grantor, the trustee, and the beneficiary. While a trust is an extremely valuable planning tool, it is not one-size-fits-all tool. She will discuss the basics of a trust and whether or not a trust is right for you.

8. Managing Dementia Confusion and Other Behaviors by Sharon Cantrell, MS, Caregiver Education Manager, Amazing Place 
Causes of changes in behaviors and personality in your loved one with dementia and effective communication and active re-direction strategies for managing daily living.

9. Activities at Home, by Heather Simmons, Client Care Manager, The Key formerly Home Care Assistance 
Will discuss cognitive stimulation. physical    activity, nutrition, social engagement, sense of calm and sufficient sleep. Focusing on overall    wellness, emphasizing nutrition, engagement, and social connection to bring joy and meaning to each day. We believe that everyone has the potential to improve their wellness and quality of life at every stage.                              

10. Care for the Caregivers, by Judy Jones, The Bradford Memory Care
The often-overlooked aspect of healthcare is“caring for the caregiver”. We will discuss how to best support the family / extended provider via access to support groups, community, financial resources as well as other caregiver self-help and best practices.

For More Information:
Denise Thiele, Christ the King Church 281-360-7936        
Becky Villarreal, Devotion Hospice     281-742-1142        
Deanna Smith, Caring Senior Service  832-367-9001