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September 2015

2015 Archive – Better Elder Care Training

September 11, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Country Club Bank
Legends Shopping Center
Kansas City, KS

Please join KABC for Quality Dementia Care Training WHEN:  Friday, September 11, 2015 WHERE:  Country Club Bank Community Room, Village West, 11006 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, KS. WHO:  Family/friend caregivers, health care professionals, social workers and attorneys are encouraged to attend. Space is limited ~ Please RSVP by Sept. 8th. No cost to attend the training. Box lunch $10. CEUs available($20 cost) , CLE/professionalism/ethics, 1 hour pending approval ($30 cost) For more information, email: info@kabc.org or call 1-800-525-1782. Topics: The Legacy & Future of Better Elder Care ~ Margaret Farley, BSN, J.D. Nursing & Better Dementia Caregiving ~ Penny Shaffer, RN,…

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October 2015

Stand By Me ~ 2015

October 25, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Maceli’s
1031 New Hampshire
Lawrence, KS 66044
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“Stand By Me” is an annual charity event that benefits the non-profit work of Kansas Advocates for Better Care (KABC). Celebrating our 40th Year! Music, Food & Beverage Live & Silent Auctions KABC is unique in the work it does to provide guidance and assistance to elders and family caregivers faced with life-changing long-term care decisions, as well as the public policy work that KABC does on behalf of elders for improved care.  Please join us at Maceli’s Bistro in Lawrence on Sunday, October 25th as we celebrate KABC’s 40th year. There is no cost to attend ~ RSVPs are…

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October 2016

Stand By Me – 2016

October 23, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Maceli’s
1031 New Hampshire
Lawrence, KS 66044

Stand By Me Annual Benefit Event for Kansas Advocates for Better Care Please join us for an afternoon of music, dancing, auctions, raffles and fun!   We will honor Kathy Greenlee with the 2016 KABC Caring Award. This award recognizes outstanding leadership of an individual for innovation, advocacy and commitment to improving the lives of Kansans needing long-term care and support.   There is no cost to attend, but RSVPs are required by October 14th. We are grateful for all of our Stand By Me Sponsors: Champion Sponsors:   Stevens & Brand, LLC                  …

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March 2017

KABC and The Merc Team Up

March 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - March 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
The Merc Co+op
901 Iowa St.
Lawrence, KS 66044

  Kansas Advocates for Better Care has teamed up with The Merc Co+op in Lawrence, and is the March recipient for their Change Program. Any day in March, you can Round Up your purchase amount at The Merc to support KABC & older adults.   Stop in & meet KABC volunteers each Saturday starting March 4th at 901 Iowa in Lawrence.  We will have healthy recipes and other information about good nutrition and healthy aging. http://www.themerc.coop/change-recipient/    

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April 2017

Before You Check Out – Advance Directives

April 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lawrence Public Library
707 Vermont St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
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Before You Check Out is a series of programs about what you, your family, your friends…anyone…should know about death, options of care, legalities of end of life choices and funerals plus other options.  It isn’t something that is commonly talked about in ways that you know what you should do, what you can do and what you want to do before you can’t make your desires known.  Each of the programs will focus on a different aspect. Each will be informal discussions with information that will help you make an informed decision with time for questions and answers. This event…

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September 2017

KABC Annual Caregiver Training & Caring Award Presentation

September 15, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Sylvester Powell Community Center
6200 Martway
Mission, KS 66202
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Kansas Advocates for Better Care (KABC) will recognize Steve Howe, Johnson County District Attorney as recipient of the 2017 KABC Caring Award. Howe, a native Kansan, has served as District Attorney since his election in 2008. The KABC Caring Award is the organization’s highest recognition and is awarded annually to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, innovation, advocacy and commitment to improving the lives of older Kansans needing long term care and support. The award will be presented during KABC’s annual meeting and caregiver training on September 15th. “Steve exemplifies the qualities that we look for when choosing a…

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October 2017

Stand By Me 2017

October 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Maceli’s
1031 New Hampshire
Lawrence, KS 66044
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  Please join us for an afternoon of music, dancing, light appetizers and fun! Sunday, October 22, 2017 2:00 – 5:00 pm Maceli’s Bistro 1031 New Hampshire, Lawrence Kansas Enjoy: Dancing, with music provided by the Fabulous Torque’s Raffle Baskets Live Auctions Hors d’oeuvre & Beverages We are grateful for our many sponsors for helping make this event possible, and assuring that KABC is able to continue our advocacy work on behalf of older and disabled adults across Kansas.  If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact KABC by phone: 800-525-1782, by email, or learn more about sponsor levels…

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April 2018
Free

Care Decisions and Older Adults: KABC Tour – Wichita KS

April 10 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Ronald Reagan Building, 3rd floor conference room
271 W 3rd St. N
Wichita, KS 67202
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For over 42 years, KABC has helped thousands of older adults and families learn more about their long-term care options, including at home, in assisted living, and nursing facilities. What can you afford? What are the benefits and problems with different types of care? What do recent inspection reports say about facilities in your area? What if you need more care later? Learn the answers to these and other questions about care. Also, learn more about issues affecting the quality of care available for older adults.  What is being done about elder abuse, neglect and exploitation?  Do you suspect drugs…

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May 2018
Free

Care Decisions and Older Adults: KABC Tour – Pittsburg, KS

May 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Pittsburg Public Library Conference Room
308 N. Walnut
Pittsburg, KS 66762
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For over 42 years, KABC has helped thousands of older adults and families learn more about their long-term care options, including at home, in assisted living, and nursing facilities.  What can you afford?  What are the benefits and problems with different types of care? What do recent inspection reports say about facilities in your area?  What if you need more care later? Learn the answers to these and other questions about care. Also, learn more about issues affecting the quality of care available for older adults.  What is being done about elder abuse, neglect and exploitation?  Do you suspect drugs…

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