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Fall Senior Series

October 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 24, 2017

Fall Senior Series 2017! Please join us for any or all of these guest speakers.

Register by contacting Kari Snyder at ksnyder@popmn.org or 952-898-9357 and let her know which session(s) you’d like to attend. Light refreshments will be served at all sessions.


October 3rdth: Seniors & Driving with Gail Weinholzer, Director of Public Affairs, AAA

Some people believe that older drivers pose a large threat to others on the road. While certain high-profile crashes have indeed had tragic outcomes and garnered significant media attention, they do not represent the majority of older drivers. Researchers at the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety help to dispel this common myth about older drivers. Gail will cover recent data, facts and tips about seniors and driving. She will also address a commonly asked question, “When is it time to stop driving?” and the conversations that may help you with this sensitive topic.


October 10th: Deciding to Move: Where to Start and How to Make It Manageable

Part I: Senior Care Survival Steps; Cari Waller, Senior Care Consultant- Care Patrol

Are you feeling overwhelmed by all of the options for senior care? Cari will address common misconceptions and the five areas of consideration when selecting senior housing or services. The presentation is designed to meet you where you are today. Whether you are a pre-planner or in complete crisis mode, you will learn the steps that need to be taken to find safe care for yourself or a loved one.

Part II: The Upside of Downsizing; Jill Freeman, Senior Move Specialist & Sorter- Gentle Transitions

Gentle Transitions has been moving thousands of Twin Cities’ seniors for the past 27 years. Jill will be presenting educational tips to help those considering an upcoming move or who would like to declutter for the future. From downsizing, sorting, getting rid of the excess, to packing, unpacking and resettling, you will gain valuable knowledge and a multitude of resources to help you get through the process.


October 17th: Your Health Care Directive: Who Would Speak for You if You Couldn’t Speak for Yourself?

In the event of a sudden illness or injury, you may not be able to communicate your healthcare choices to your loved ones or your medical team.  Advance Care Planning – Honoring Choice is an ongoing process of evaluating and reflecting on your medical options in light of your values, beliefs, goals and current health status. Guest speakers from Fairview Health Services will present recently updated information and walk you through the process of advanced care planning and completing your health care directive. All ages are welcome and encouraged to join us!


October 24th: Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom: Stop Abuse and Financial Exploitation of Elders in Our Community

Abuse of senior citizens occurs in Minnesota today, and if unaddressed, we expect the problem to increase.  Unfortunately it is currently under-reported, difficult to spot and even harder to prosecute.  Only by addressing this problem at a community level can we ensure that all Minnesota seniors are safe.

County Attorney Backstrom will present portions of: Stop Abuse and Financial Exploitation of Elders in Minnesota video featuring the stories of Minnesota seniors who have been abused or exploited, and he will share resources to show how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of the five most common types of abuse against elders: Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse, and Financial Exploitation and Neglect.

These crimes know no boundaries and the most isolated seniors face the greatest threat.  Elder abuse can be found anywhere in Minnesota.  Our ultimate goal is to ensure that the people of this state know how to recognize the problem and know where to get help when they need it.



October 3, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Christian Life Center – Room 200
13901 Fairview Drive
Burnsville, MN 55337 United States
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