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Boomers and Beyond Expo & Conference

Date:  Saturday, March 25, 2017

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location:  Great Hall and Commons: Park Cities Baptist Church
                 3933 NW Parkway
                 Dallas, Texas  75225

Are you caring for an aging loved one or preparing for your own retirement years?  Join us for an empowering day of information about senior care resources in a low-pressure environment.  Hear from top experts in our in-depth breakout sessions and at the vendor expo! Whether you're a boomer or senior, caregiver, or service professional, the Boomers& Beyond Conference & Expo is for you!

Registration Fee:  $10 per person (includes lunch)

Please register at:

For more information, please contact:  Laura Reese, or 214.860.1599.

2017 Spring Symposium: Translating Knowledge into Treatment, Care and Prevention


Date:  Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location:  Arlington Convention Center
                 1200 Ballpark Way
                 Arlington, TX  76011

Attend the largest education event in North Texas focused on Alzheimer's and related dementias.  The all-day symposium features expert speakers, a choice of informative and engaging presentations, and an exhibit hall showcasing businesses that serve the needs of caregivers.  Family care givers and healthcare professionals will learn about a variety of topics pertaining to dementia care from authorities in their fields, translating that knowledge into dementia care, treatment and prevention in their own homes and workplaces.  *Sign language interpretation for designated sessions*

For more information please visit or call 800.272.3900.

Continuing education credits are available for healthcare professionals.

Compassion Fatigue Symposium: Healing, Humor and Harmony

Date:  Friday, April 21, 2017

Time:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location:  Lovers Lane United Methodist Church
                 9200 Inwood Rd.
                 Dallas, Texas  75220

Ed-U-CARE'S COMPASSION FATIGUE SYMPOSIUM: To educate and heal caregivers through interactive professional support and healing modalities.  To support those who experience emotional and physical exhaustion within their profession or after long-term caregiving.  The symposium provides a mix of educational, inspirational and practical information to mitigate the stress of caregiving.  Our goal is to bring awareness and resources to individuals who experience compassion fatigue or burnout.

Registration Fee:  $35.00.

For more information, please

Hope for the Caregiver Conference

Date:  Saturday, April 22, 2017

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location:  Prestonwood Baptist Church-Plano Campus
               6801 W. Park Blvd.
               Plano, Texas  75093

Whether you are caring for adults or seeing to the special needs of children, we are offering help and hope. Mark your calendar and make plans to join us for this special conference.

The conference includes more than 25 breakout sessions and opportunities to meet with local vendors.

Topics include:

  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s – the basics, the latest research, getting the support you need
  • Finding living and care options for your loved one – from adult day care, to in-home care, to finding the right senior adult facility, hospice care, and making the final plans
  • What you need to know about long-term care, Medicare, and Social Security
  • Help for the caregiver – managing stress and fatigue, handling guilt and fear, getting the proper nutrition and exercise
  • Caring for loved ones with cancer
  • Caring for special needs children and adults

    Caring for foster care children

    And more!

Cost: $10 per family (includes lunch, refreshments and door prizes)

For questions, call 972-820-5192.

Click here to register.

The Father and the Bear

Date:  Saturday, April 29, 2017

Time:  4:00pm (doors open at 3:00pm)

Location:  Angelika Film Center
                5321 E. Mockingbird Lane
                Dallas, Texas  75206

The Father and the Bear is John Putch’s ninth feature film as writer/director.  The veteran director (and actor) has helmed numerous televisions series (Cougar Town, Scrubs, Ugly Betty) and feature films, as well as his independent films including Valerie Flake and Mohave Phone Booth.

"THE FATHER AND THE BEAR" is Putch's most personal film to date. The story follows a retired character actor with diagnosed dementia (WIL LOVE), who longs to perform at his beloved summer theater one last time.  Against his daughter's wishes (DENDRIE TAYLOR), he accepts a role from the newly installed artistic director (DAVID DeLUISE) who is unaware of the man's condition.

The film was shot entirely on location in Putch's home town of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania at the Totem Pole Playhouse.  A summer stock theater, which his late father WILLIAM PUTCH guided as artistic director for 30 years.  The film stars WIL LOVE, one of Totem Pole's veterans, who's career performing there spans over 40 years. Putch's use of archival material both still and Super-8 of the theater, and Love's performances are expertly woven into the story which also stars DAVID DELUISE as the theater's new artistic director.

Putch’s depiction of the lead character dealing with the onset of dementia was also informed by some of the issues his mother, actress Jean Stapleton, faced at the end of her lifetime.

Admission is free; however registration is required.  Seating is limited. Please click below to register.

May Fair 2017


Criteria for Posting

Minimum expected audience of 200 people.
All contact and registration information is the responsibility of the primary host organization.
The conference program/agenda is subject to review and approval for posting prior to placement on the Greater Dallas AA website.
The posting will include program content only; there will be no posting of named sponsors.
Logos will not be posted.
Content of the program/agenda must be submitted for review at least 2 weeks prior to posting date, using the Association preferred format as follows:
a. Name of event
b. Date of the event
c. Time of the event
d. Location of the event
e. Short narrative of program content, not to exceed 250 words.
Placement on the website will not exceed 4 weeks prior to the event and at no time after the conference.


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