Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Free DME & CEU's








Where Comfort

 Meets Sharing 


April 2013




Dear Mary,

   Welcome to our Professional Resource News (PRN), which is designed primarily to assist you the Case Manager, Social Worker, or Nurse with information about our Medical Equipment Exchange.  Also, included are upcoming CEU opportunities in the Dallas area.  Knowing your constant need for dependable resources, we hope to be a valuable support for you and your patients/clients. 


In This Issue

Medical Equipment Exchange For Your Clients/Patients

CEU Opportunities For April 2013

Inventory List as of April 4, 2013


Medical Equipment Exchange For Your Clients/Patients

Wheel chairWe are excited to be able to assist you, and your clients or patients with our donated medical equipment and supplies. Comfort Keepers partnership with Sharing Life has given us a place to collect and distribute the useful DME and supplies. Sharing Life is located at  3544 E. Emporium Circle Mesquite , TX 75150 .


To inquire or obtain equipment call Comfort Keepers at

  (972) 303-4599.



 April CEU's



First Friday (free) Lunch & CEU

When: Friday April 5th from 12PM to 1:30 PM 

Speaker: Joni Henson, LBSW 

Topic: "Care Navigation"

Where: Premiere Transitional Care, 18648 Hillcrest Road , Dallas , TX  

RSVP:  Not needed


Health & Wellness Community Network (Lunch will be provided)

When:  Tuesday, April 16, 2013 from 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Where: Three Forks Senior Living 335 South F.M. 548, Forney , TX 75126  
Topic: Healthcare Reform and the Progression of Geriatric Services

(Explaining Accountable Care Organizations)
Speakers:  Theesfeld and Michael Walsh, Founders of Cariloop 


Dallas Area Gerontological Society (DAGS)

When:  Thursday April 18th at 3:00 PM

Where:  The Plaza at Edgemere 8502 Edgemere Dallas , TX 75225  

Speaker:  Dr. David Crumpacker 

Topic: TBD 

Valet Parking - At main Edgemere Entrance at 8523 Thackery


Lunch & Learn Baylor Gerontological Nursing Initiative 

When: Thursday, April 25th from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM 

Where:  Windsor Senior Living, 7750 LBJ Freeway, Dallas , TX 75251  

Topic:   Texas Silver- Haired Legislature- Advocacy for Older Texans

Speakers:  Walter C. Graham, Speaker- TSHL

CEU: Unsure-Informational

Information: Please contact Mary Johnson at 214-818-7981 or send her an email at Mary_E_Johnson@baylor.edu.  


The Second Annual Compassion Fatigue Symposium

When: Friday, April 26 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM 

Where: First United Methodist Church , 515 Custer Road , Richardson , TX 75080  

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Ronald Devere - Geriatric Neurologist & Author, Tam Cummings- Gerontologist & Author and Betty Murray - Owner, Living Well Dallas & Author


Inventory List April, 2013


Folding Walkers-3                           Knee Scooter-1


Motorized Scooters-2                      Hospital Beds-4


Potty Chairs/Bedside-6                  Orthopedic Boots-1


Wheelchairs-0                                 Shower Benches-0


Canes/Crutches                               Diabetic Supplies


Disposable Bed Pads-Many             Bags of Briefs (Depends)


    Many other assistive items available  


Do you have a success story?  We would love to hear from you, and share it with others.   




      Lori Nesler

      Comfort Keepers

Recycle DME Today 

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**Needed Items**



*Shower Benches



The Sharing Life Truck is available to pick up used medical equipment & supplies. 

Call 972-303-4599 to schedule a pick up time.


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SHARING LIFE COMMUNITY OUTREACH is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which disperses food, clothing, and collects and distributes unused medical equipment and supplies to those in need, through Social Workers and Case Managers. There is no cost or use restriction for recipients of medical equipment, however a financial need must exist for a recipient to receive other items. SHARING LIFE does not discriminate based on age, gender, location, race, or religion. A tax receipt can be provided to donors upon request.






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Memory Cafe Support Group


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Group Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month
10 - 11:30 AM
First Meeting Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

Oak Lawn United Methodist Church
3014 Oak Lawn, Dallas, TX 75219

Mission: To provide a safe, comfortable, engaging environment where people with memory loss and their partners can laugh, learn, and remain socially engaged with others traveling the same journey.

Who is the Memory Cafe for?

People with a dementia related diagnosis
People with mild cognitive impairment
People who are concerned about their memory
Family members and care partners of people with memory issues

There are 5.4 million people in the US with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and this is expected to increase with the aging of the baby boomers. This diagnosis impacts not only the individual, but their care partners and other family members as well. There is still a lot of living to do after diagnosis and the Memory Café hopes to promote this and restore a sense of "normalcy" for both the person with the diagnosis and those that love them. Please join us for our fun, informative support group.

Memory fitness programs will be offered as well as leisurely fellowship.
Light refreshments will be served.

For more information please contact Tara Arancibia at 214.559.7015.




3535 N. Hall Street
Dallas, TX

Belmont Village Senior Living community is designed for seniors who need some assistance with daily activities. Residents enjoy chef-prepared meals, housekeeping, transportation, and social activities. A licensed nurse is on-site around the clock. Residents with Alzheimer's disease and memory loss also benefit from our Person-Centered Living® and Circle of Friends® programs.

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Monday, April 8, 2013

RSVP for Scott Burns on the 17th!


Educating older adults about their financial options

The Senior Source

invites you to hear

Scott Burns

Nationally Syndicated Business Columnist

"Getting Real: Four Ways to Cope with the War on Savers"




10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Registration at 9:30 a.m.

Lovers Lane United Methodist Church , Asbury Hall

9200 Inwood Road (Inwood at Northwest Highway ) Dallas . Texas 75220



To register, please contact The Senior Source at 214.823.5700

or SEPD@TheSeniorSource.org by Friday, April 12


A minimum donation of $10 is suggested. Proceeds benefit the eight nonprofit programs of The Senior Source.


Lynda Ender

AGE Director

The Senior Source

214-823-5700 ext. 6113


3910 Harry Hines Blvd.

Dallas, TX 75219

214-823-5700/Fax 214-826-2441





Working to improve the quality of life of older adults

in the greater Dallas area through protection, eldercare,

advocacy, volunteerism and employment services. 


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Aging Launches Free Telephone Education Program

Aging Launches Free Telephone Education Program

Family caregivers of older adults, people of any age with disabilities, and professionals are invited to participate in a toll-free telephone education program on Thursday, April 18, at either 12:00 noon or 7:00 p.m.

The topic for the 45-minute session is, “Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Do You Have a Care Plan?” It will be presented by Sara Rotenberry and Shelly Young of the Alzheimer’s Association as part of a free, on-going caregiver education program sponsored by NCTCOG’s Aging Program.

On Monday, April 30, pharmacist Mike Varnell will present, “What About All Those Medications?” The presentation will be held one time only, at noon.

Participants may register online for either program by going to caregiversos.org/caregiver-teleconnection and choosing one of the two sessions. Alternatively, participants may register by phone by calling toll free 1-866-390-6491, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, send an email to caregiver@att.net or call Zanda Hilger at (817) 929-3535.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013



Please be sure to put April 25th on your calendar for the next GNI Lunch and Learn at Windsor Senior Living, 7750 LBJ Freeway, Dallas , TX .  If you are an advocate for older adults you will want to hear our special guest Speaker for the day.


Texas Silver- Haired Legislature- Advocacy for Older Texans

Presenter- Walter C. Graham, Speaker- TSHL


This presentation will include a comprehensive overview of the Organization and structure of the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature. It will also address the development of resolutions to improve the lives of senior Texans and the steps to have resolutions enacted into law. Methods of effective advocacy on behalf of older citizens will be discussed.


Following this presentation, attendees will have a better knowledge of TSHL and the work they do with the Texas Legislature. They will also be more informed about bills pending in the Texas Legislature and how they can be better advocates for our aging population.


The presentation will be from 12pm-1pm.  If you would like to attend please contact mary_e_johnson@baylor.edu or 214-818-7970.  You may also send an email to Windsor@windsordallas.com.  Windsor Senior Living has graciously agreed to provide lunch for those who attend so please make your reservations as soon as possible.  We will begin serving lunch at 11:45 a.m. 


Don't miss this informational opportunity. 




Thank you,


Mary Johnson

Event Coordinator, Gerontological Nursing Initiative

3700 Worth, Dallas , TX 75246



Planting the seed for best practices and care for the older adult!








Save the Date! MayFair 2013!


MayFair 2013



The City of Dallas Senior Affairs Commission proudly presents


Older Americans Month Festival and Expo "Live, Laugh and Love!"


Friday, May 24th

Exhibit area opens at 10 a.m.

Ballroom doors open at 11 a.m.


Omni Dallas Hotel - Grand Ballroom

Downtown Dallas - 555 S. Lamar


Reserved Tickets on April 23rd! - $20

Contact Vicki Smith at 214-670-4894
















Financial Planning for Disabled Children


Helping Restore Ability


Good afternoon Friends,

Helping Restore Ability is hosting this free seminar to provide important information on how to protect the long term financial and legal needs of children with disabilities. Parents of any aged children with any type of special needs are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Vicki Niedermayer, CEO with Helping Restore Ability will review action planning services which assist in connecting families with expert services available to children with disabilities.  Vicki will also discuss Medicaid Waiver Programs and what options clients may have in caring for their children.


Antoinette Bone, estate planning attorney, will present The ABC's of Special Needs Trusts. She will explain how a Special Needs Trust can help maintain your child's eligibility for SSI, Medicare and other assistance programs throughout their adult life. Antoinette will also explain how a Special Needs Trust can protect the assets from predators, creditors and judgments.


Jason Smith, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, will cover common strategies used to fund a Special Needs Trust. He will also explain the importance of the Co-Trustee relationship.


Event Information:

April 24, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Offices of Helping Restore Abiliy

4300 Beltway Place, Suite 130

Arlington, TX 76018

No cost to those attending


Please email as follows, to RSVP:








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