"Very well explained, helped to make a decision about
seeing a doctor.  Excellent, thank you.
"
The Ask the Doctor/Provider Panel offers a unique opportunity to learn
more about general health issues. A panel of physicians and providers
address your questions covering specialties in:

  • Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Family Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical
           and more!
Medicare 2017 Tips and Updates - 9:30 a.m. Workshop Room 2

An educational presentation on recent and upcoming Medicare changes. Learn how healthcare reform will affect Medicare
beneficiaries. What you need to know about Medicare basics,
 how you can sign up, and what resources are available to learn
more about Medicare.

                                                                                                                     
Jamie Harwell, MSW, Community Living Program Manager
                                                                                    
                                                               Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County

Getting the Most out of Your Medicare Benefits - 10:30 a.m. Workshop Room 3

Discussion will include some key dates coming up - October 13th, COLA and Part B announcement. The new income breaks
for determining Medicare premiums, how to get the most out of your Medicare benefits and, if you are two years away from
collecting Medicare benefits, the Dos and more importantly the Don'ts.

We will break it down, so it is easier to understand and not so confusing!

                                                                                                                                         Thom E. Vance, AdVance Senior Options, LLC
WORKSHOPS
The 9th Annual
Presenting Sponsor
It's an EMPOWERING
Experience!
It's not just an event for Caregivers, Boomers & Seniors...
Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes
AWARD WINNING
Elder Fraud - What is it? Who are the victims? Who are the suspects? What now? - 9:30 a.m. Workshop Room 3

This session will address how to recognize signs of financial exploitation, such as investment fraud, home repair fraud,
sweetheart swindles, and more. A brief question and answer session will follow
.
                                                                                                                                       Lori Varnell, Chief of Elder Financial Fraud Unit
                                                                                                                                               Tarrant County Assistant District Attorney

The Clinical Rationale for Proton Therapy- 10:30 a.m. Workshop Room 2

Proton therapy is a specialized form of radiation therapy that has been used to treat cancer patients for several decades.
However, the last 10 years have seen significant improvements, utilization and growth in this therapeutic technology.

This presentation will discuss the physical properties of protons and how it differs from more conventional x-ray therapy.
We will also discuss its role in treating cancer and how it may improve outcomes while decreasing side effects.             
                                                                                        
                                                          Dr. Andrew K. Lee, Radiation Oncologist
                                                                                                                                                               Texas Center for Proton Therapy
Transportation: Have a Say in How You Get Around Town - 11:30 a.m. Workshop Room 2                                                                

Connecting to family and friends, shopping, attending worship services, volunteering opportunities, accessing health care, in
your community is an essential element of a meaningful, active life.

This interactive workshop will engage participants in designing transportation services through which  older adults, their
families, and their friends can safely, affordably, and conveniently access and contribute to the county in which they
live.                                                                                                         
Sheila Holbrook-White, MyRIDE-Tarrant Program Director and  
                                                                                                                       Russell Schaffner, Tarrant County’s Mobility Coordinator

Learning and Sharing Your Family History: It Starts with “I Remember” - 11:30 a.m. Workshop Room 3                                         

Many people have memories of their parents and grandparents to pass down to future generations, but writing the story can
be time-consuming and daunting. Learn how to get started learning your family’s  history and how to make it easier for you
and those around you to share your stories.
                                                                                                                                Sandra Crowley, First Euless Administrative Office
Take a Stand to Prevent Falls - 12:30 p.m. Workshop Room 2

Older adults and caregivers will learn about fall risks and hazards, ways to prevent falls, and the benefits  of A Matter of
Balance – an evidence-based program for older adults who are concerned about falls. Audience will have the opportunity to
observe or participate in A Matter of Balance exercises.
                                                                                                                                         
   Christina Bartha, M.S., Director of Programs
                                                                                                                                                                                               Sixty & Better
Social Media: Fun Zone for Seniors and Baby Boomers - 12:30 p.m. Workshop Room 3

Learn how adults 50 and better are connecting with friends on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and so many more
social media sites. Seniors are the fastest-growing market of social media and Craig Backus will show you how to engage,
even if you have minimal experience in social media.
                                                                                                                                           Craig Backus is the "Head Nerd" at DRKM Strategies
9:30, 11:00 & 12:30  -  Workshop Room 1