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AARP CO Caregiving Symposium 2019

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019
From 8am to 2:30pm

Arvada Center
6901 Wadsworth Boulevard
Arvada , CO 80003

Contact: AARP Colorado

As an educator and life-long student, Jane Barton, MTS, MASM, CSA, AARP Caregiving Ambassador, believes that knowledge provides the necessary foundation from which to make the best decisions. This is certainly true within the context of the caregiving journey. Enlightened with information about the diagnosis and prognosis, available community resources, and medical options, caregivers and care receivers are better able to navigate the journey of caregiving. Please join us to meet community provides of care, to listen to experts in various fields of care, and to learn of the challenges and opportunities encountered after a serious diagnosis.


 8 - 10 a.m.                Registration, Coffee, Exhibitors
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.       Speakers

12 p.m.-  1:15 p.m.    Lunch
 1:15 -  2:30 p.m.       Jane Barton, MTS, MASM, CSA, AARP Caregiving Ambassador

After the Diagnosis—Learning to Live with a Serious Disease

In the aftermath of the diagnosis of a serious disease, we often feel  dazed, confused, and afraid. A natural reaction to devastating—and often unexpected—news. Based upon the specifics of our diagnosis and situation, we will confront the challenge, consider the options, and make the necessary decisions. Fundamental to how we move through the process is our attitude toward the illness. Are we fighting the illness? Or, are we learning how to live with the illness? Confrontational or curious? Which attitude serves us better? How does our attitude inform the decisions made and our experience of life?

Speaker presentations will include:

  • Jennifer McBride - President and Co-Founder of The HeartLight Center
  • Julie Groves - Elder Law Attorney - Groves Law LLC
  • Kay Adams: President of Compassion Works LLC
  • Carly Lancaster - Program Director - Rocky Mountain Stroke Center
  • Paul Ramsey - The Executive Director - A Little Help
  • Beth Corn - Director of Community Life - Someren Glen - A Life Plan Community


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