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Looking Back. Moving Forward.

As we celebrate 30 years of the Oklahoma Senior Journal, it’s as good a time as ever to commemorate an anniversary of our own.

In 1959, a group of thoughtful community members chose to invest in the future of Oklahoma City. Leaders from 10 local congregations of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod recognized that as the city grew, more families would be in need of housing resources to accommodate older adults.

They were diligent and good stewards of this endeavor and finally saw their hopes and dreams come to fruition. In 2007, Lutheran Senior Citizens, Inc. opened Concordia Life Care Community. This faithbased, not-for-profit retirement community provides a full continuum of care options to its residents and the community at large.

This active and vibrant communi-

ty features people of all faiths and backgrounds. Our beautiful 15-acre campus features apartment and cottages homes to inspiring residents that are proud to call Concordia their home. Our residents come from all over and are equally committed to continuing Concordia’s mission and encouraging each new neighbor to get involved and feel connected. Concordia’s staff members are equally committed to serving senior adults, delivering exceptional care and compassion to all.

In the climate of uncertainty we have all experienced over the past few years, it’s reassuring to see an unwavering example of stewardship and commitment. As we celebrate 15 years of service, we gratefully reflect on the sacrifices and dedication that have paved the way for our future. While looking back on the blessings we’ve received, we also move forward with an exciting next chapter, including the future construction of our Pastor Harold Kaman Chapel Expansion. This project will be a beautiful addition

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Provided Residents enjoy a creative arts class Rendering of our chapel expansion

to our community and allow us to serve both our residents and Oklahoma City community.

The greatest blessing of all is our wonderful residents. Concordia residents have rich backgrounds and a wealth of experience to share. One of their favorite opportunities is to give back to others. Whether it is spending time with volunteers from the Junior League or local churches, gaining knowledge from visits by the Alzheimer’s Association, American Heart Association, or the HUGS project, residents are eager to learn and grow by investing in others.

Our residents constantly engage in meaningful activities such as camaraderie with neighbors, exploring new venues with treasured

friends, or hosting guests in their homes.

For the past 15 years, Concordia residents have valued the peace of mind our Life Plan retirement option offers them and their families, so they can relax and enjoy all that life has to offer. As we continue to move forward, we’re excited to welcome new residents and help them enjoy what they love most in life. Are you interested in the peace of mind and active lifestyle that Concordia offers?

contact us to learn more about a Life Plan at Concordia.

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We are ecstatic to celebrate 30 years of providing excellent service and guidance in family caregiving to the 50+ generation and their adult children! It has been our mission to be the best and most experienced experts in our field.

The Oklahoma Senior Journal (OSJ) had humble beginnings with genuine intentions to be a love gift from me to my mother, Bobbie Gunn. She lovingly cared for her late mother, Laura Diffey, and husband, my dear late father, Gordon C. Gunn. My mother’s love and dedication as a caregiver inspired me to create the OSJ as a useful tool for all caregivers.

In this issue of the OSJ, we are thrilled and more than proud to be featuring “Nerve Renewal Neuropathy Clinic.” This is an outstanding company that has also made it their mission to help and serve the 50+ community with their life-changing treatment for neuropathic pain. Please be sure to read on pages 9-13 about their groundbreaking practices and quality service for seniors and those suffering from neuropathy.

Because of our passion to assist seniors, we have been in the senior expo business for the last 30 years. This year, we will spearhead and sponsor the largest senior expo in the Central Midwest, the “Second Half Expo: Everything for the 50+ Generation.” The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum will be the location for the October 2023 Expo. Find more information about the expo at www.secondhalfexpo.com. Learn more

about the Rise and Thrive OSJ Radio Hour and our OSJ App on page 8!

The OSJ has brought on board for the first time a Director of Business Expansion, Angel Myers. She has been a huge asset to the OSJ and our 30th OSJ Anniversary issue showing her dynamic expertise! Also, check page 25 to see Angel’s “The Event House” as seen on HGTV’s “House Hunters“ which ran on 11/8/22.

We are so pleased to be a part of your journey to becoming informed and educated about all of the quality services and resources that are accessible to you or a loved one in need. As always, we’re available for consultation, and here to make the process of caring for a loved one as easy as possible for you. Remember to work smarter, not harder by relying on us, The Oklahoma Senior Journal, to help you find what you need as we are the experts in our field.

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9 © Oklahoma Senior Journal 2022-2023 SENIOR MAKING A BETTER LIFE FOR THE 50+ JOURNALTM Front Cover and Pages 9-13 Nerve Renewal uses modern technology to ease neuropathy pain. Inside Front Cover Villagio Senior Living & Villagio of Edmond 1 Affordable Living for 62+ 2 Villagio of OKC 3 Villagio of Edmond 4 Concordia Senior Living 6 Letter from the Editor 8 Oklahoma Senior Journal App and Radio Show 9 Nerve Renewal: Experience Life Renewed 14 Oklahoma Insurance Department SPECIALTY LISTINGS 15 Active Adult, Assisted Living, Retirement and Memory Care 16 Physicians, Senior Care and Services 17 Senior Helpers WOMEN IN BUSINESS 18 Becky Ivins is Helping Seniors on the Move IN THIS ISSUE... MAGAZINE · RADIO · EVENTS · APP The Oklahoma Senior Journal®TM is published by Athena Publishing Company, Inc.®, OKC, OK. For advertising rates, please contact us at: (405) 816-7889, rgunn@okseniorjournal.com, or visit our website at okseniorjournal.com or download the OSJ App Distribution is targeted to 600 locations within the Oklahoma City metro and surrounding areas, within the 405 area codes. Est. 1993. ©2021-22 Athena Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. The views of our patrons are not necessarily those of the Oklahoma Senior Journal®TM For current events & resources visit: OKSeniorJournal.com 21 Equity Now Mortgage 22 Pros Make Ready 25 The Event House SENIOR HOUSING 26 Senior Care Referral Services of Oklahoma 27 OSJ Buys Houses 29 Care Plus Home Care 30 ComForCare 31 Arrow Senior Living Advisors 32 Senior Care at Home 34 Iris Memory Care 36 Eden Care Homes FINANCE & PLANNING 38 Quail Creek Bank 39 Rischard Law 40 Valliance Bank: Estate Planning with Confidence 42 Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services 43 Scissortail Wealth Management 44 Midfirst Bank: Stop Senior Scams 45 Crawford Family Funeral Centers HEALTHCARE 46 New View Oklahoma 47 Ears of Oklahoma 48 Navigating Medicare 49 Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers 50 Silverleaf: Senior-focused Cannabis Dispensary 51 Bill Veazey’s Rehab and Home Care IN YOUR COMMUNITY 54 Beaver’s Bend Adventures 56 Honey Do’s By Dale 57 R&B Trees 58 Smooth Finish Roofing 59 VillagesOKC 60 OLLI @ OSU 62 Building Lives 64 Oklahoma Senior Games 65 Senior Day at the Oklahoma State Fair 66 The Santa Market Craft Show 68 Western Concepts Restaurant Group 69 Second Half Expo 70 Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs SERVICE DIRECTORY 80 Jasmine Estates Back Cover Concordia

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Experience Life Renewed

An estimated 20 million Americans are living with chronic pain due to neuropathy. Nerve Renewal Neuropathy Clinic, helps Oklahomans renew their quality of life through proven nerve pain treatments that provide safe and effective relief. At Nerve Renewal, their mission is to help Oklahomans reduce neuropathy pain and regain healthy feeling in their feet and hands so that they can walk with confidence, sleep without restlessness, and reclaim their joy, mobility, and independence. Nerve Renewal’s goal is to get the word out and make this treatment known to all who are suffering from the affliction of neuropathy.

A Vision for the Future

Tim Bales, CEO and Director of Business Development of Nerve Renewal Neuropathy Clinic in Oklahoma City, recognized the need for chronic nerve damage and pain treatment in Oklahoma because of a chance encounter with an acquaintance who had received this fairly unknown treatment for nerve pain. This procedure had been around for many years but was rarely used in Oklahoma. Based on the encouraging testimony regarding the benefits of the treatment, Bales saw the great potential to help others in the community who are

afflicted with this chronic ailment using this promising procedure. He clearly understood that the need would be very extensive, and there were not many dedicated clinics offering this service at the time. Bales’ vision for Nerve Renewal Neuropathy Clinic is derived from his sincere interest to see Oklahomans have access to this innovative treatment for neuropathy.

Groundbreaking

Beginning

As a successful business man for 30 plus years, Bales set out to establish a facility for those suffering from neuropathy; and in March of 2022, Nerve Renewal Neuropathy Clinic opened its doors to the public in Oklahoma City. Because this facility opened after the onset

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of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Bales was able to implement various safety protocols and precautions to ensure the safety and comfort of patients and staff.

Focusing on our Seniors

While the treatments offered for neuropathic pain at Nerve Renewal are available to all who seek relief, seniors are one of the key reasons for their passionate focus on making sure that their services are easily accessible. For the convenience of seniors and their family members, Nerve Renewal offers extended hours to provide better accessibility for treatment. Treatments at Nerve Renewal are Medicare and VA approved. They want to provide the chance for every senior in need of pain relief from neuropathy to have the opportunity to regain more indepen dence and return to the life they want.

One particular concern that Bales had was regarding neuropathy patients who operate vehicles on a regular basis, often unaccompanied. Their safety can be a concern, depending on the severity of the patient’s condition. In some cases, neuropathic pain may even render driving impossible. Afflicted seniors especially may need help with transportation to receive treatment; therefore, Nerve Renewal wants family members to be able to easily utilize their services to assist their loved one. Bales said, “We are dedicated to helping our seniors by ensuring them that

they would have easy access to a convenient location.” He expressed that the need to expand and assist seniors suffering with neuropathy is currently one of their priorities. Fortunately, there are plans in the works to open two new facilities, one in South West Oklahoma City and the other in Midwest City by the end of 2022.

Well-trained, Quality Medical Professionals

All of the medical staff go through extensive training led by Scoglietti who provides several weeks of instruction and demonstrations. These include shadowing and hands-on oversight for each patient’s treatment. Scoglietti is committed to helping patients receive effective treatment, in addition to developing more medical professionals with the skills to effectively treat neuropathy. Due to the quality of care and beneficial treatments at the clinic, Scoglietti’s mother, a senior who suffers from neuropathy, will be moving from Florida to Oklahoma to begin her treatment plan with Nerve Renewal.

A Warm, Inviting Environment to Receive the Highest Quality of Care

It has always been essential to Bales to employ people with experience in neurology who prefer

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to work in a smaller setting. Their employees should be personable, relatable, and able to connect with the patients during their visits. “We want our patients to feel welcomed and comfortable with our staff when they come in for treatment,” Bales explained. With this in mind, Nerve Renewal was fortunate to find a great medical leader for the team, APRN-CNP Certified Lea Scoglietti. Scoglietti has a background in neurology for inpatient and outpatient procedures, including six years of experience with those afflicted with neuropathic pain. She has a great ability to connect with each patient and put them at ease during their treatment. She is passionate about helping patients find relief from their pain and a new hope to return to the life they want.

Has Neuropathy Derailed Your Life?

Bales explains, “Chronic pain from neuropathy has touched all of our lives in one way or another by either personal experience or knowing someone who has suffered with it.” A basic understanding of neuropathy is that it is a disorder of the peripheral nerves, which connect the spinal cord to the muscles, skin, and internal organs. Neuropathy usually affects the hands and feet and causes

weakness, numbness, tingling, and pain. People may also report burning sensations, leg cramps, loss of balance, muscle weakness, and sensitivity to touch. Neuropathy may come and go, progress over time, or even become severe and debilitating. Dealing with the pain is unrelenting, and those with this pain often lack confidence while moving around the house or going outside. Remarkably, after beginning treatments, patients quickly start to notice significant improvements in quality of restorative sleep and their abilities to perform daily activities. Bales adds, “Regaining the feeling in the appendages allows them to reclaim their confidence, and they are able to return to the life they desire.”

A New and Innovative Treatment Solution

According to the article “Neuropathy Pain Treatments using Electroanalgesia (EA)” by Neuro Med (lunabeckmd.com/neuropathicreatment), studies show that 80% of patients experience a long-term reduction in pain without surgery or medication through the use of proven Electroanalgesia treatments, which offer pain relief by using specialized electromagnetic fields. These currents block the pain signal in the affected part of

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the body, providing lasting relief.

Traditional neuropathy treatments, such as surgery and strong pain medications, can have a severe impact on patients’ longterm health. Too many people have been told there is nothing that can be done for their pain, numbness, and tingling due to their neuropathy. Often, they have been prescribed medications that only numb the pain but rarely lead to complete recovery or normal sensitivity. Electroanalgesia treatments reduce pain without the drawbacks of invasive procedures or addictive medications. This treatment addresses the pain symptoms directly, rather than masking them through drug treatments.

To the benefit of many, Electroanalgesia is available at Nerve Renewal Neuropathy Clinic. The clinic specializes in using Electroanalgesia to treat nerve pain

After a treatment at Nerve Renewal, I can get up and do whatever I need to do. It’s painless, and it is worth just being pain free, and knowing I’m going to be able to walk around and enjoy my grandkids and spend time with them. It’s amazing, and the staff at Nerve Renewal is fantastic! They treat you like you’re family. - Dana Lewis

What to Expect

The initial consultation consists of a one-on-one conversation with a medical team member to discuss the need for treatment. Nerve Renewal then creates a customized long-term treatment plan for reducing pain. Scoglietti explains that she and the medical team work with each patient to determine the best course of action by tailoring therapy sessions to address the individual’s specific issues. After this thorough initial assessment, treatment is initiated. The patient is treated while seated on a comfortable recliner. The medical professional places suction cups on the affected area, and the procedure begins. According to Scoglietti, “The procedure is essentially painless; however, during the course of treatment, a patient may experience a slight pins and needles sensation.” The intensity can be regulated to minimize any discomfort. The typical duration of a treatment session is 30 minutes. Remarkably, there is no recovery downtime, so the patient can resume their normal day.

Duration of Treatment

(shoulders, knees and back), peripheral neuropathy, diabetic neuropathy, and chemotherapy-induced neuropathy (CIPN). Treatments at Nerve Renewal reduce the symptoms of nerve damage and restore the ability to perform daily activities.

At Nerve Renewal, patients generally receive 12-24 treatments over a 5-12 week period. For the best possible outcome, it is important that the patients complete the full course as recommended since the effects are cumulative. If deemed necessary, exercise routines are

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recommended to supplement the therapy at home. Most patients notice a remarkable difference after the second treatment and often continue to see favorable results over time. Typically, a patient is required to receive treatments twice a week for a total of 12 weeks. One aspect of the treatment plan may include a weekly balance test to assess the level of improvement. Scoglietti says, “The treatment timeline is adjusted based on the patient’s needs because the procedure is not a permanent cure but is more of an ongoing maintenance therapy.”

Mobility, Freedom, Hope and Nerve Renewal

Nerve Renewal provides one of the best options to treat neuropathic pain for seniors. They want to provide the best quality care and treatment and are passionate about facilitating a change for the better in their patients and their quality of life. To better help seniors in the community, Nerve Renewal is routinely seeking guidance and mentorship from the local nonprofit organization, Villages OKC. They find a deep connection with their mission to help seniors live life with minimal assistance, and they are excited about this shared priority with Villages OKC. Nerve Renewal feels their missions are seamless, and it is their desire to gain experience, knowledge, and mentorship from Villages OKC. Nerve Renewal’s representatives

It was after the second treatment that I really noticed a big difference. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful with any questions you may have. I’d had it looked at before, and the doctor said the only thing that he could do would be to do surgery on it. This so far has really seemed to help with that pain; and hopefully I can stay away from any surgery.

- Darrin M.

participate in Villages OKC’s conferences to promote this pain management initiative, to help our seniors remain as independent as possible as they age.

Live Your Life Pain Free and Live Your Life RENEWED

There is no reason to continue living with this debilitating affliction. Nerve Renewal has found a solution to help you live your best life and engage in a wide array of normal daily activities with minimal to no discomfort due to neuropathic pain. Nerve Renewal Neuropathy Clinic is an excellent service provider for seniors and anyone needing relief and treatment for neuropathic pain. If you or a loved one are enduring life with neuropathy, please let Nerve Renewal be your family’s solution to this problem. Ditch the pain, regain full mobility, and recapture your zest for life!

Call us today at 405.645.6458

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Angel House

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Independent Residential Neighborhood Home for 50+ Arrow Senior Living Advisors 405.486.9976 7100 North Classen Suite 106 · OKC, OK 73116 arrowsenioradvisors.com see ad on page 31

Bradford Village by Villagio 405.341.0810 906 N. Boulevard · Edmond, OK 73034 villagioliving.com see inside front cover, pages 2&3

Concordia Life Plan Community 405.331.6113 7707 W. Britton Road · OKC, OK 73132 concordiaseniorliving.com see back cover and pages 4&5

East Oaks Village 405.259.9696 2121 N. Post Road · Midwest City, OK 73141

Independent Senior Apartment Community, see ad on page 1

Eden Care Homes 405.285.5983 Call for a personal tour! edencarehomes.com see article on page 36

Fountain Brook Assisted Living 405.769.7677 & Memory Care 11510 SE 15th Street · Midwest City, OK 73130 fountainbrookliving.com, see ad on page 33

Iris Memory Care 888.383.8434 2424 NW 178th Street · Edmond, OK 73012 irisseniorliving.com see ad on pages 34-35

Jasmine Estates 1001 S. Bryant · Edmond, OK 73034 405.341.1450 2232 SW 104th · OKC, OK 73159 405.237.7070 jasmineestatesokc.com or jasmineestates-edmond.com see article and ad on pages 80 & 81 (inside back cover)

The Lakes 405.773.8900

Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitative Care & 24 hr long term care 5701 W. Britton Road · OKC, OK 73132 lakesokc.com, see ad on page 33

Larkspur Village Apartments 580.920.1334 1511 Larkspur Lane · Durant, OK 74701 Independent Senior Living Communities age 62 plus see ad on page 1

Lyndale-Edmond Independent Senior Living 405.340.5311 1225 Lakeshore Drive · Edmond, OK 73013 lyndaleedmond.com see article on page 28

Oklahoma Veterans Centers 405.523.4000

Seven Veterans Centers State Wide Central Office: 2132 NE 36th Street · OKC, OK 73111 odva.ok.gov see article on pages 70-71

Saint Ann Assisted & Independent Living 405.721.0747 7501 W. Britton Road · OKC, OK 73132 saintannretirementcenter.com see ads on pages 72 & 78

Savannah House of Lawton 580.357.2900 2720 SW J Ave · Lawton, OK Independent Senior Apartment Community see ad on page 1

Temple Gardens Apartments 405.604.3111 1515 NE 48th Street · OKC, OK 73111

Independent Senior Living Communities age 62 plus see ad on page 1

Villagio Senior Living 405.755.6469 14300 N. Portland · OKC, OK 73134 villagioliving.com see inside front cover, pages 2&3

HOME CARE REAL ESTATE

Care Plus Home Care

9828 NE 23rd Street · OKC, OK 73141 careplusathome.com see article on page 32

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ComForCare Home Care 405.217.0706 Offices located in Edmond, Tecumseh and Oklahoma City ComForCare.com/OKC/Tecumseh/Edmond

Locally Owned and Operated; Available 24/7 see article page 30 & ad page 75

Senior Care at Home 405.285.4191 323 S. Blackwelder Avenue · Edmond, OK 73034 careathomeokc.com, see article on page 32 & ad on page 75

Synergy Home Care 405.254.3046 770 E. Britton Road · OKC, OK 73114 4130 S. Harvard Avenue A-2 Tulsa 74135 918.727.2117 synergyhomecareokc.com, see insert in pages 40-41

Angel House

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Independent Residential Neighborhood Home for 50+ Movers Real Estate 405.722.3232 Becky Ivins Broker/Realtor 6905 NW 122nd Street · OKC, OK 73142 beckyivins.com, see article on page 18-19

OSJ Buys Houses 405.816.7889 see ad on page 27

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PHYSICIANS, SENIOR CARE, & SERVICES

Bill Veazey’s Rehab & Home Equipment 405.843.8886 3020 NW 63rd Street · OKC, OK 73116 billveazeymedical.com see ad on page 51

Ears of Oklahoma 405.673.1327

Dr. Jeni Merrick-Baker 3330 NW 56th Street Suite 105 · OKC, OK 73112 www.earsofoklahoma.com see article on page 47

FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers 405.400.8909

Sean Peterson, PhD 7415 N. May Avenue · OKC, OK 73116 www.fyzical.com, see article on page 49

Land Run Chiropractic 405.906.2391

Dr. Tim Temple-Lee 609 S Kelly, Suite C-2 · Edmond, OK 73034 landrunchiro.com, see ad on page 52

New View Oklahoma 405.232.4644 501 N Douglas Avenue · OKC, OK 73106 newviewoklahoma.org see article on page 46

Nerve Renewal Group 405.645.6458 3705 NW 63rd Street Suite 101 · OKC, OK 73116 9821 S. May Suite B · OKC, OK 73159 4019 N. Flood · Norman, OK 73069 nerverenewalnow.com, see front cover, pages 9-13, & 77

Oklahoma Insurance Dept/Senior Health 405.521.2828 Medicare Assistance Program 800.763.2828 400 NE 50th Street · OKC, OK 73105 map.oid.ok.gov, see ads on pages 14 & 75

Oklahoma Veterans Centers 405.523.4015 Claims & Benefits 405.523.4021 Eduction 405.522.8076 Seven Veterans Centers State Wide 405.523.4015 Woman Veterans Services 405.523.4020 see article on pages 70-71

Senior Care Referral Services of Oklahoma 405.509.6311 (This is a Free Service) 1812 NW 167th Street · Edmond, OK 73012 seniorlivingok.com, see ad on page 26

Senior Helpers 405.608.4339 10605 N. May Avenue · OKC, OK 73120 seniorhelpers.com/ok/greater-oklahoma-city see our ads on pages 17 & 75

SilverLeaf 405.724.9622 Oklahoma’s Senior Cannabis/CBD 5300 N. Meridian Suite 12 · OKC, OK 73112 silverleaf-ok.com, see ad on page 50

VillagesOKC- It’s a Plan, Not a Place 405.990.6637 3908 N. Peniel Suite 340 · Bethany, OK 73008 villagesokc.com see article on page 59

FINANCE AND PLANNING

Crawford Family Funeral and Cremation Services

405.340.2333 610 NW 178th Street · Edmond, OK 73012

Four Locations, see ads on pages 45 & 63

Equity Now Mortgage Services 405.977.2497 Ask us about reverse mortgages! email suprina@equitynowmtg.com, see ad on page 21

Midfirst Bank 405.717.3901 501 NW Grand Boulevard · OKC, OK 73118 midfirst.com see article on page 44 and ad on page 74

Navigating Medicare 405.842.0494 2232 West Hefner Road Suite A · OKC, OK 73120 navigatingmedicare.com, see article on page 48, ad page 76

Quail Creek Investment Center 405.755.1000 Need help with long term care planning? Schedule your complimentary consultation with Alan Webb today! quailcreekinvestmentcenter.com, see article on page 38

Rischard & Associates 405.235.2393

Elder Law, Estate & Trust Planning 101 Park Avenue Suite 1125 · OKC, OK 73102 www.rischardlaw.com see article on page 39 and ad on page 76

Scissortail Wealth Management 405.960.3100 scissortailwealth.com see ad on page 43

Valliance Bank in OKC and Norman 1601 NW Expy #100 · OKC, OK 73116 405.286.5700 1501 24th Ave · NW Norman, OK 73069 405.286.5750 valliance.bank, see ad on pages 40-41

VA Disability Claims Assistance Program 405.550.8806 Emergency Aid Program, VA Survivors Pension, Senior Care & Services Dale K. Graham Veterans Foundation 1233 W Lindsey St · Norman, OK 73069 dalekgrahamveteransfoundation.org, see ad on page 67

Yanda & Son Funeral Home & Cremation 405.350.7101 Family Owned & Operated 1500 W. Vandament Avenue · Yukon, OK 73099 yandaandsonfuneralhome.com, see ad on page 42

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BECKY IVINS Specializes in Downsizing

Becky knows that moving from a lifelong home to a more manageable residence can be confusing and stressful for older adults. That’s why the longtime Oklahoma City Realtor has developed a program that specializes in making the move smoother. Ivins calls the program “Seniors on the Move.”

“I have a great resource for almost anything a client would need,” Ivins said.

Her team at Movers Real Estate works with vendors to provide all the services a downsizing client would need – from home repairs to staging, cleaning, estate sales, legal matters, sorting, packing, and moving.

“Most people don’t know what to do with their ‘stuff.’ They want to keep it all, but they just can’t keep everything as they downsize and move into a smaller space,” Ivins said. “I take them from whatever position they are in and am able to coordinate with my trusted partners.”

One of those partners is Shelley Chappell, owner of Clutter Free, which offers cleaning and organizing. Shelley states, “Becky and her team are so wonderful and pleasant to work with. I have the utmost admiration for them. They are fast, they are effective, and they care. They treat

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their business partners like family.”

Ivins began selling real estate in 1977. In 1979, she started her own brokerage, Movers Real Estate. One of a very few who have earned the Certified Senior Housing Professional designation, she is active in coaching other real estate agents.

Since 2006, Ivins has hosted a live radio talk show, “Oklahoma Real Estate On the Move,” on KTOK News Radio 1000 every Saturday morning at 8:05 a.m. Ivins has been endorsed by national figures Barbara Corcoran (of the TV show “Shark Tank”), Dave Ramsey, Glenn Beck, and Sean Hannity.

Becky’s goal is to simplify the process for seniors in transition, helping them to make it through those changes so that they can get right into enjoying the next stage of life.

Give Becky a call for any of your Real estate needs.

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Is the AIR you breathe making you SICK?

I am Sybil Hale. I am the Owner/Founder of Pros Make Ready Sanitizing Services. We help seniors and their families enjoy the best Air Quality in their homes and vehicles, helping with their health and saving money on electric bills, HVAC maintenance, emergency doctor visits and less on medications.

Our mission is to provide Superior Safe Sanitized Environments for all to have the most comfortable homes that are easy to breathe in. We eliminate the Germs, Viruses, Allergens, Odors, Mold and Mildew in many ways.

1. Eco-friendly Disinfecting/Sanitizing Service 2. HVAC Anti-microbial treatments 3. Filter Changing Service 4. Air Duct Cleaning 5. Ionic Technology (10+ years)

We have been in the cleaning industry since 1993 and are very experienced in how to maintain a toxic free environment.

Our senior years are supposed to be the best years. Let us help you live your best life in an environment that promotes your wellness.

Reach out anytime with questions, or to schedule a time to discuss your concerns. Then together we can make a plan that is right for your better health.

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At Care Plus Home Care, we understand how much better you feel when you are in your own home. We provide assistance with personal care such as, companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, medication reminders, bathing, and personal hygiene. In addition, we can give respite to full-time caregivers who need a break.

Our services can range from just a few hours a day to full-time care, provided in the convenience and comfort of your own home. Our Care Plus President and CEO, Kristi Brewer-Campbell, has always had a passion for helping seniors. “When a person calls looking for care, I am the one that will take that call. I visit with the families if possible,

and find out how we can help. That’s just what you should do.”

Care Plus Home Care is a family-owned and operated business, giving it the personal touches that mean so much to our senior friends. One of our favorite traditions is baking and bringing a cake to our clients on their birthdays. We love to see the smiles on their faces, fulfilling our main goal, which is to see our clients and their caregivers happy!

We currently serve about 80 clients spread through the greater Oklahoma City metro area, including Norman and Edmond.

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Arrow Senior Living Advisors is

located in the Oklahoma City Metro area and provides high-quality, compassionate, and assisted placement services for any senior, regardless of their situation or financial status. The company’s founder, Matt Wilson, a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA), started the company in the fall of 2021. Matt, who has been in the senior living industry for 20 years, observed numerous families struggling to make educated and quality decisions for themselves or the care of their loved ones. Matt was inspired to aid these families and founded Arrow Senior Living Advisors. This company provides a team of expert advisors who advocate for seniors and guide families through what can be a challenging and stressful time. At Arrow, they offer resources to families searching for senior retirement living communities such as Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care in Oklahoma.

Research, Insight, and Direction

Arrow Senior Living Advisors have already done the challenging groundwork for the client by vetting and researching the various retirement communities in the area. Arrow advisors have personally visited each community to examine its capabilities, amenities, services, and associated expenses. By taking a personal, hands-on approach with the client, Arrow makes it remarkably easy for families to make wise decisions when choosing the optimal senior living community. The options of communities they provide are Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care. During an in-person visit or over the phone, the advisor conducts an assessment with the client, determining their budget, desired location, healthcare needs, social needs, and other lifestyle preferences. After the assessment, the advisor facilitates coordinated tours of the top

“ Finding a great senior living community for Mom was overwhelming. We made a lot of mistakes and our frantic search put a great deal of stress on her at a time when she needed us to support her with calmness and confidence. Then, we talked to Matt at Arrow Senior Living Advisors. He spent the time necessary to understand our family and pinpoint Mom’s needs. After a fact-finding interview, Matt and his team gave us several great options, making the process significantly easier. Mom loves the community she is in! Arrow transformed an overwhelming process and made it easy and seamless. One phone call to Arrow made the difference to us, and I wholeheartedly believe they can provide the help that your loved one needs.” - David Akeman

options and guides the client throughout the entire process until a selection is made. Best of all, this is a free service for families throughout Oklahoma.

Local, Smart, and Easy

If you are looking for the perfect place to live for yourself or a loved one, Arrow Senior Living Advisors is locally based and easily accessible to Oklahomans seeking Independent, Assisted Living or Memory Care. Matt Wilson has an excellent team of advisors with extensive experience and comprehensive knowledge of senior services and communities. They are prepared to assist in the process of finding and choosing the best location for an optimal living experience. To begin this journey as soon as possible, Matt encourages you to call them at 405-486-9976. Additional information can be found on their website at: www.arrowsenioradvisors.com

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A Skilled Nursing Facility offering large private suites with private dining. 5701 W. Britton Rd. OKC, OK 73132 (on the west side of Lake Hefner) phone: 405-773-8900 • LAKESOKC.COM • fax: 1-855-250-9487 The Lakes Our rehab services include the following: • An updated Therapy Gym featuring BioDex balance equipment and mobility program • LSVT certification which focuses on Parkinson's disease, MS and other neurological conditions • Ampcare - Dysphagia treatment for patients who suffer from swallowing difficulties • Outpatient therapy If you or a loved one needs short-term, skilled nursing after a hospital stay, The Lakes offers: • IV Therapy • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy • Certified Wound Care Nurse • Management of complex illnesses and comorbidities including care of the obese, hemodialysis, and diabetes • Pulmonary Management • Post-operative care management For those unable to live independently at home, The Lakes provides 24-hour nursing care, with all the comforts of home. • Respite care • Restorative Nurse Aid program • Partnerships for end-of-life care • Dialysis transportation to contracted facilities • Restaurant-style dining SKILLED NURSING 24-HR LONG-TERM CARE REHABILITATIVE CARE SENIOR HOUSING 35 © Oklahoma Senior Journal 2022-2023

At Iris Memory Care, we believe that our expertise and specialized knowledge of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia combined with our heartfelt compassion create the best quality of life for your loved one. We focus on providing your loved one with personalized care, rich days filled with fun and engaging activities, and close interactions between other residents and staff. Keeping our residents engaged and stimulated helps reduce the effects of their dementia and improves overall health and happiness.

As you explore your options, we encourage you to ask questions. The founders of Iris Memory Care have struggled with the emotions of having to place loved ones in memory care communities and understand the weight of this deci sion. We look forward to the responsibility and privilege of guiding your loved one along their journey.

“My daughters and I interviewed multiple memory care facilities last year, and we unanimously selected Iris Memory Care based upon the knowledge and accommodations they would provide for our loved one. We love the care and activities that their staff has given. They truly care and go the extra mile to ensure that their clients are given the best in stable environment, nutrition and hygiene. Thank You!!” - David irisseniorliving 888-383-8434

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Mr. Rischard has the experience and expertise to help Oklahoma families plan for the probability oflong term care, legally retain most of their assets, and qualify for government benefits. Having a plan in place will help protect your residents and their family from a Medicaid crisis situation and provide the peace of mind that every family needs.

At Rischard & Associates, firm founder and managing partner Denis Rischard and his team help Oklahomans navigate the potential emotional and financial hazards found along the path of debilitating illnesses that cause a spouse or loved one to require long term care and leave the remaining family members facing the prospect of financial devastation due to the high cost of "private pay" long term care. Utilization ofMedicaid Compliant Annuity planning is just one of the ways Mr. Rischard and his firm help protect the rights of Oklahoma's elderly. At Rischard & Associates, it is our privilege to serve Oklahomans with professional integrity as we help them protect their hard-earned assets from the devastating costs oflong term care.

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Medicare...When can you enroll? How much does Part B cost? Do you have to use certain doctors? Medicare is one of the most confusing benefits to our senior population today. Navigating Medicare makes this process easy. We take your prescription drug list and your preferred physicians, then help you select the plan or plans that work the most comprehensively at the lowest cost. If your organization has Medicare eligible members that require assistance for a particular circumstance or simply needs a plan review, give Navigating Medicare a call.

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OLLI @ O SU: LEARNING NEVER RETIRES

We don’t stop learning when we leave school. You might even say that learning is a lifelong endeavor. That’s exactly what the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Oklahoma State University says. It’s all right there in the name.

OLLI @ OSU keeps seniors active and social through classes, lectures, workshops, travel opportunities and special events. This member-driven program is designed for adults age 50 or better who are interested in enriching their lives by expanding intellectual experiences. With no tests and no grades, members pursue learning for pure pleasure.

“As we get older, learning creates excitement for life and wakes up the mind. You are engaged with the people and the world around you,” said Mona Long, a long-time member and regular OLLI student.

OLLI @ OSU offers in-person courses in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Bartlesville and Stillwater. If you prefer an online option, OLLI provides Zoom classes, reaching students all over the state and beyond Oklahoma’s borders.

OLLI @ OSU offers classes in the fall, spring and summer. Most classes are one day a week at either 10 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. and run for as little as 2 weeks and as long as 8 weeks. Single classes are also an option.

Volunteer instructors include current and retired OSU faculty, museum and facility directors from across the state, authors, historians, astrophysicists, medical professionals, musicians, artists and other subject-matter experts.

All programming is funded through memberships and donations. Memberships are $40 (a la carte annual membership) or $200 (premium annual membership, including unlimited courses). For more information, visit olli.okstate.edu, email OLLI@okstate.edu or call 405-744-5868.

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OKLAHOMA SENIOR GAMES

The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

The Oklahoma Senior Games are wonderful because they help keep me fit and bring me instant friends, who over time become best friends because we share a common interest.

City or local senior games are held in the late-winter, spring and summer. This is where I sharpen my skills and prepare for the Oklahoma Senior Games held on weekends during the months of September and October.

There are so many games from which to choose. The best part is that I have a whole year to prepare. That is their purpose.

I set a goal for myself then work toward it. The concept is simple and the rewards are GREAT. Last year, one of my goals was to run the 400-meter dash, one lap around the track. It is a dash and takes speed and endurance. I did not want to humiliate myself with a poor performance. With the extreme heat we experience every summer, I had to figure out an effective way to train.

The solution turned out to be fun and quite easy. I trained almost every day between a half hour and an hour in Norman’s Lazy River at the Westwood Family Aquatic Center. Running in 3-foot-deep water took the pressure off my joints and improved my cardiovascular condition while I stayed comfortably cool in the water.

I was pleasantly surprised when October 1st arrived. I was able to step right up to the starting line with confidence and run 400 meters. I was not the fastest runner, but I did finish and reached the goal I set for myself in June. My goal for next year is to run faster. There is always a carrot at the end of my stick.

I encourage EVERYONE to choose a sport, set a goal and work toward having a healthy life.

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Join us next year for Senior Day on Wednesday, September 20, 2023! The “Love You to the Moon and Back” Couples Challenge winners Rose & Keith Thomas of Yukon, OK The YMCA CommUNITY Line Dancers blasted off the stage with their dance moves! The lucky winner of a 70 inch TV donated by Bridges Health Roxanne Parks, Ms. Oklahoma Senior America 2022 visits the CompleteOK Booth CHECK OUT ALL THE FUN WE HAD ON THE MOON! It was a day filled with galactic games, massive prizes, and out-of-this-world entertainment! for “Flying to the Moon” with us for the 45th annual Senior Day at the Oklahoma State Fair! THANK YOU IN YOUR COMMUNITY 67 © Oklahoma Senior Journal 2022-2023

Friday & Saturday, December 2 & 3 from 9am-4pm at the OKC State Fair Park, Pavilion Building

Proceeds benefiting:

Over 250 booths this year!

Free admission & parking Free shopping bags to the first 1,000 customers

Free photos with Santa, bring the kids! Silent auction

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If you ask any vendor in the craft fair community, the most desired shows to partake in have large crowds, low booth rent, massive advertising and compassionate coordinators. This is exactly what the foundation of The Santa Market was modeled after.

Unhappy with the show choices available, Joan Clarke and Molly Nye decided to start a show of their own. Along with fellow coordinator Megan Nye, they found a few vendors, rented a banquet room at a local hotel, and The Santa Market was born. That one-room show has grown into one of the largest craft shows in the metro. Each year the show has added more vendors, expanded in location and increased in attendance.

By the third year, Molly, Joan and Megan decided that the amount of year-round work that goes into the show should benefit a cause very close to them. Joan’s husband and Megan’s father, Russ, passed away from Alzheimer’s in 2007. Molly suggested they make The Santa Market a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association of Oklahoma. In the nine years since, the show has raised over $220,000.00 for Alzheimer’s. It is a Gold Level Sponsor of the OKC Walk to End Alzheimer’s; and in 2015, The Santa Market received the Channel 4 Pay It Forward Award. In 2019, The Santa Market, Inc. was formed and is now a certified 501(c)(3). The Santa Market is one of the best holiday shopping events of the year. This year it will be held at the OKC State Fair, Park Pavilion Building. While it is three ladies who work tirelessly to run The Santa Market, it could not be done without all the help of the quality vendors, loyal customers, volunteers, sponsors and donors. The organizers call it The Santa Market Family, and we hope you will be a part of it.

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Larkspur Village of Durant 580.920.1334 see ad on page 1 Savannah House of Lawton 580.357.2900 see ad on page 1

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Bradford Village by Villagio 405.341.0810 see inside front cover, pages 2, 3 & 72

Senior Care Referral Services of Oklahoma 405.509.6311 (This is a Free Service)seniorlivingok.com, see ad on page 26

ADAPTIVE WELLNESS PROGRAMS

Jasmine Estates

1001 S Bryant Edmond, OK 73034 405.341.1450 2232 SW 104th OKC, OK 73159 405.237.7070 see article on pages 80-81 (inside back cover)

ADULT SERVICES

Area Wide Aging Services 405.942.8500 Aging Help Line (Seniors in Crisis) Help Line for Seniors FREE Information Just Dial 211 Oklahoma Development Disabilities Council 405.521.4984

AGING IN PLACE

ComForCare Home Care OKC 405.217.0706 Tecumseh 405.438.0078, see pages 30 & 75 Monico Systems Group 405.233.4343 see ad on page 55

Resilient Life Technologies 405.486.9310 resilientlifetech.com, see ad on page 61

Synergy Home Care 405.254.3046 synergyhomecareokc.com, see insert in pages 40-41

VillagesOKC- It’s a Plan, Not a Place 405.990.6637 villagesokc.com, see article on page 59

AIR DUCT CLEANING

Pros Make Ready 405.777.3216 prosmakeready.com, see article on page 22

ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA CARE

Bradford Village by Villagio 405.341.0810

Villagio Senior Living 405.755.6469 see inside front cover, pages 2, 3 & 72

ComForCare Home Care OKC 405.217.0706 Tecumseh 405.438.0078, see pages 30 & 75

Iris Memory Care 888.383.8434 irisseniorliving.com, see ad on pages 34-35

Jasmine Estates

1001 S Bryant Edmond, OK 73034 405.341.1450 2232 SW 104th OKC, OK 73159 405.237.7070 see article on pages 80-81 (inside back cover)

Synergy Home Care 405.254.3046 synergyhomecareokc.com, see insert in pages 40-41

Eden Care Homes 405.285.5983 edencarehomes.com, see article on page 36

Fountain Brook Assisted Living 405.769.7677 & Memory Care see ad on page 33

Lyndale Assisted Senior Living 405.348.6006 see ad on page 28

Oklahoma Veterans Centers Central Office 405.523.4015

Ardmore OK 580.223.2266

Claremore OK 918.342.5432 ext.293

Clinton OK 580.331.2202

Lawton OK 580.351.6511 ext.4192

Norman OK 405.360.5600

Sulphur OK 580.622.7575

Talihina OK 918.567.386 see article on pages 70-71

Saint Ann Assisted & Independent Living 405.721.0747 Numerous Activities, Great Food & Affordable Prices see ad ons on pages 72 & 78

Senior Care Referral Services of Oklahoma 405.509.6311 (This is a Free Service) seniorlivingok.com, see ad page 26

AUDIOLOGIST

Ears of Oklahoma 405.673.1327

Dr. Jeni Merrick-Baker, see article on page 47

AUTOBODY & REPAIR SHOPS

Dent Systems Auto Body Shop 405.949.0046 Locally owned and operated dentsystemsokc.com, see ad on page 67

BEREAVEMENT,

GRIEF & LOSS

Crawford Family Funeral Services 405.340.2333 crawfordfuneralservice.com, see ads on pages 45 & 63

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SERVICE DIRECTORY

Yanda & Son Funeral Home & Cremation 405.350.7101 Family Owned & Operated, see ad on page 42

BANKING SERVICES

Midfirst Bank 405.717.3901 midfirst.com, see article on page 44 and ad on page 74 Quail Creek Bank 405.755.1000 Join our Quail Classic Club, Ages 55+ We love seniors!! quailcreek.bank, see ad on page 38

Valliance Bank OKC 405.286.5700 Valliance Bank Norman 405.286.5750 valliance.bank, see ad on pages 40-41

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

ELDER LAW, ESTATE & TRUST PLANNING

Rischard & Associates 405.235.2393 www.rischardlaw.com, see article page 39 & ad page 76

ESTATE PLANNING

American Family Estate Preservation 405.818.9593 James Worley, mylivingtrust.org, see ad on page 33

OSJ Buys Houses 405.816.7889 see ad on page 27

EVENT VENUES

Nerve Renewal Group 405.495.7391 nerverenewalnow.com, see front cover and pages 9-13

Nerve Renewal Group 405.645.6458 nerverenewalnow.com, see front cover, pages 9-13, & 77

CANNABIS CARE/CBD

SilverLeaf 405.724.9622 Oklahoma’s Senior Cannabis/CBD, see article on page 50

CARRY OUT HOME MEALS

The Prairie Gypsies 405.525.3013 prairiegypsies.com, see ad below

CHEMOTHERAPY-INDUCED NEUROPATHOLOGY

The Event House 405.850.3025 Let Us Host Your Gathering!, see ad on page 25

FALL RISK

FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers 405.400.8909 Sean Peterson, PhD, see article on page 49

FILTER CHANGING SERVICE

Pros Make Ready 405.777.3216 prosmakeready.com, see article on page 22

FINANCES

Nerve Renewal Group 405.495.7391 nerverenewalnow.com, see front cover and pages 9-13

Nerve Renewal Group 405.645.6458 nerverenewalnow.com, see front cover, pages 9-13, & 77

CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Land Run Chiropractic 405.906.2391 landrunchiro.com, see ad on page 52

CLASSES FOR THE 50+ OSU/OLLI 405.744.5868 see article on page 60

CLEANING SERVICES

Pros Make Ready 405.777.3216 prosmakeready.com, see article on page 22

CLINICS

Equity Now Mortgage Services 405.977.2497 Ask us about reverse mortgages!, see ad on page 21 Financial Concepts Mortgage 405.245.6845 Cindy Glenn NMLS 210415, see ad on page 20 Midfirst Bank 405.717.3901 midfirst.com, see article on page 44 and ad on page 74

Nerve Renewal Group 405.495.7391 nerverenewalnow.com, see front cover and pages 9-13

Nerve Renewal Group 405.645.6458 nerverenewalnow.com, see front cover, pages 9-13, & 77

CONCIERGE SERVICES

Care Plus Home Care 405.769.2551 see article on page 29

CONSTRUCTION

Smooth Finish Roofing & Construction 405.409.4356 see article on page 58, ad on page 74

CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR THE 50+ OSU/OLLI 405.744.5868 see article on page 60 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at OSU 405.744.5868

DIABETIC CARE

Navigating Medicare 405.842.0494 navigatingmedicare.com, see article on page 48, ad page 76 Quail Creek Bank 405.755.1000 Join our Quail Classic Club, Ages 55+ We love seniors!! quailcreek.bank, see ad on page 38 Scissortail Wealth Management 405.960.3100 scissortailwealth.com, see ad on page 43 Sibley Insurance 405.655.6098 Christina Sibley - Medicare Specialist, see ads page 24 & 76 Valliance Bank OKC 405.286.5700 Valliance Bank Norman 405.286.5750 valliance.bank, see ad on pages 40-41

FOOD & RESTAURANT

Nerve Renewal Group 405.645.6458 nerverenewalnow.com, see front cover, pages 9-13, & 77

Nerve Renewal Group 405.495.7391 nerverenewalnow.com, see front cover and pages 9-13

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Building Lives 405.724.0309 buildinglives.co, see ad on page 62 Navigating Medicare 405.842.0494 navigatingmedicare.com, see article on page 48, ad page 76 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at OSU 405.744.5868

Hunger Free Oklahoma 877.760.0114 hungerfreeok.org/groceries, see ad on page 52

The Western Concepts Group 405.605.2262 Offering Banquets and Catering, see ad on page 68

The Hutch 405.842.1000

The Lobby 405.604.4650 Musashi’s 405.602.5623

Sushi Neko 405.528.8862

The Tasting Room 405.604.3015

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HEALTH CARE

Valliance Bank OKC 405.286.5700 Valliance Bank Norman 405.286.5750 valliance.bank, see ad on pages 40-41

FUNERALS & CREMATION

Crawford Family Funeral Services 405.340.2333 crawfordfuneralservice.com, see ads on pages 45 & 63

Ford Funeral Service 405.677.9990 fordfuneral.com, see ads on pages 45 & 63

Oklahoma City Cremation 405.608.4141 see ad on page 37

Signature Cremation Care 405.494.6554 signaturecremations.com, see ads on pages 45 & 63

Wilson Funeral Home 405.262.3311 wilsoncares.com, see ads on pages 45 & 63 Yanda & Son Funeral Home & Cremation 405.350.7101 Family Owned & Operated, see ad on page 42

GARDEN WALKS

Jasmine Estates 1001 S Bryant Edmond, OK 73034 405.341.1450 2232 SW 104th OKC, OK 73159 405.237.7070 see article on pages 80-81 (inside back cover)

GERIATRICIANS/ELDER CARE

see ad on page 44 see ad on page 58 SERVICE

Nerve Renewal Group 405.495.7391 nerverenewalnow.com, see front cover and pages 9-13 Synergy Home Care 405.254.3046 synergyhomecareokc.com, see insert in pages 40-41

HANDICAP SERVICES

Bill Veazey’s Rehab & Home Equipment 405.843.8886 billveazeymedical.com, see ad on page 51 New View Oklahoma 405.604.3408 see article on page 46

HEAD, BRAIN & STROKE INJURY

Brain & Eye Connection 405.703.3163 brainandeyeconnection.com, see ad on page 24

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Carter Pharmacy 405.281.6363 carterrx.com, see ad on page 20

FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers 405.400.8909 Sean Peterson, PhD, see article on page 49

NEORA Independent Agent - Lynn Cook 405.642.3340 see ad on page 23

Nerve Renewal Group 405.645.6458 nerverenewalnow.com, see front cover, pages 9-13, & 77

Nerve Renewal Group 405.495.7391 nerverenewalnow.com, see front cover and pages 9-13

HEARING LOSS, AIDS & CONCIERGE SERVICES

Ears of Oklahoma 405.673.1327 Dr. Jeni Merrick-Baker, see article on page 47

HOME ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY ADVISORS

Resilient Life Technologies 405.486.9310 resilientlifetech.com, see ad on page 61

HOME HEALTHCARE

Senior Care at Home 405.285.4191 careathomeokc.com, see article on page 32 & ad on page 75 Senior Helpers 405.608.4339 see ads on pages 17 & 75

HOME IMPROVEMENT

Honey Do’s By Dale 479.462.7348 see ad on page 56

R & B TREES TREES TREES 405.609.9211 see ad on page 57

HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

Bill Veazey’s Rehab & Home Equipment 405.843.8886 billveazeymedical.com, see ad on page 51

HOME TECHNOLOGY DEVICES

Monico Systems Group 405.233.4343 see ad on page 55

FRAUDS
& SCAMS
Nerve Renewal Group 405.645.6458 nerverenewalnow.com, see front cover, pages 9-13, & 77 76 © Oklahoma Senior Journal 2022-2023

HOUSING FOR SENIORS

Bradford Village by Villagio 405.341.0810 Villagio Senior Living 405.755.6469 see inside front cover, pages 2, 3 & 72 Eden Care Homes 405.285.5983 edencarehomes.com, see article on page 36 Superbia Retirement Village 405.721.5656 Seniors 55+ & Disabled Living, see ad on page 28

IN-HOME COMPANIONS & CARE Care Plus Home Care 405.769.2551 see article on page 29

Concordia Life Plan Community 405.331.6113 concordiaseniorliving.com, see back cover and pages 4&5 Lyndale Senior Living 405.340.5311 see ad on page 28

INFORMATION & REFERRALS

Arrow Senior Living Advisors 405.486.9976 arrowsenioradvisors.com, see article on page 31 Care Plus Home Care 405.769.2551 see article on page 29

Oklahoma Insurance Dept/Senior Health 405.521.2828 Medicare Assistance Program 800.763.2828 see ads on page 14 and below

INDEPENDENT LIVING

Bradford Village by Villagio 405.341.0810 Villagio Senior Living 405.755.6469 see inside front cover, pages 2, 3 & 72

Second Half Expo 316.299.8272 secondhalfexpo.com, see ad on page 69 Synergy Home Care 405.254.3046 synergyhomecareokc.com, see insert in pages 40-41 Valliance Bank OKC 405.286.5700 Valliance Bank Norman 405.286.5750 valliance.bank, see ad on pages 40-41

INSURANCE

Independent Medicare Advisor 405.408.7741 Tami Brunner, see article on page 23 MIPPA 405.625.7030 www.okdhs.org, see ad on page 53

Navigating Medicare 405.842.0494 navigatingmedicare.com, see article on page 48, ad page 76

Oklahoma Insurance Dept/Senior Health 405.521.6628 Medicare Assistance Program 800.763.2828 see ad on page 14 and above

Sibley Insurance 405.655.6098 Christina Sibley - Medicare Specialist, see ads page 24 & 76 VIP Insurance, InsureVIPs.com 405.340.3502

Lynn North Health ·Life · Dental · Vision Kathy Reeser Home · Auto · Commercial · Renters

INVESTMENTS, SAVINGS, & INCOME PLANNING

Scissortail Wealth Management 405.960.3100 scissortailwealth.com, see ad on page 43

Valliance Bank OKC 405.286.5700 Valliance Bank Norman 405.286.5750 valliance.bank, see ad on pages 40-41

LEAF COLLECTION & REMOVAL

R & B TREES TREES TREES 405.609.9211 see ad on page 57

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on page 30
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see ad on page 14

LEGAL SERVICES

see article on page 39

Disabilities Council 405.521.4984 Kevyn Gray Mattax, Attorney, Family Law 405.943.1965 Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma 800.421.1641 Rischard & Associates 405.235.2393 www.rischardlaw.com, see article on page 39 and ad above Wallis Law Group 405.726.9888 wallislawgroup.com, see ad on page 37

LENDING

Quail Creek Bank 405.755.1000 Need to borrow money for retirement? We’re here to help! quailcreek.bank, see ad on page 38

LIFE PLAN COMMUNITIES/CCRC

Concordia Life Plan Community 405.331.6113 concordiaseniorliving.com, see back cover and pages 4&5

LIFT CHAIRS

Bill Veazey’s Rehab & Home Equipment 405.843.8886 billveazeymedical.com, see ad on page 51

LONG TERM CARE AND PROGRAMS

Iris Memory Care 888.383.8434 irisseniorliving.com, see ad on pages 34-35 The Lakes 405.773.8900 lakesokc.com, see ad on page 33

Nerve Renewal Group 405.645.6458 nerverenewalnow.com, see front cover, pages 9-13, & 77

Nerve Renewal Group 405.495.7391 nerverenewalnow.com, see front cover and pages 9-13 Synergy Home Care 405.254.3046 synergyhomecareokc.com, see insert in pages 40-41

MACULAR DEGENERATION

New View Oklahoma 405.604.3408 see article on page 46

MAINTENANCE

Pros Make Ready 405.777.3216 prosmakeready.com, see article on page 22

MEDICAL ALERT SYSTEMS

Monico Systems Group 405.233.4343 see ad on page 55

MEDICARE/MEDICAID PLANS & INFORMATION

Independent Medicare Advisor 405.408.7741 Tami Brunner, see article on page 23

MIPPA

405.625.7030 www.okdhs.org, see ad on page 53 TruNorth Agency, trunorthagency.com 405.249.2910 Ask for Lynn North, She Can Help You!

see article on page 48 see ad on page 24

MEDICATION MANAGEMENT

Jasmine Estates

1001 S Bryant · Edmond, OK 73034 405.341.1450 2232 SW 104th · OKC, OK 73159 405.237.7070 see article on pages 80-81 (inside back cover)

MEMORIAL SERVICES & PREPLANNING

Yanda & Son Funeral Home & Cremation 405.350.7101 Family Owned & Operated, see ad on page 42

MEMORY CARE

Belfair of Shawnee 405.777.4524 belfairofshawnee.com, see ad on page 28 Bradford Village by Villagio 405.341.0810 Villagio Senior Living 405.755.6469 see inside front cover, pages 2, 3 & 72 Concordia Life Plan Community 405.331.6113 concordiaseniorliving.com, see back cover and pages 4&5

Iris Memory Care 888.383.8434 irisseniorliving.com, see ad on pages 34-35

Jasmine Estates 1001 S Bryant Edmond, OK 73034 405.341.1450 2232 SW 104th OKC, OK 73159 405.237.7070 see article on pages 80-81 (inside back cover) Senior Care Referral Services of Oklahoma 405.509.6311 (This is a Free Service) seniorlivingok.com, see ad page 26

MENTAL HEALTH/SUICIDE PREVENTION

Building Lives 405.724.0309 buildinglives.co, see ad on page 62

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MOBILITY PRODUCTS

Bill Veazey’s Rehab & Home Equipment 405.843.8886 billveazeymedical.com, see ad on page 51

MORTGAGE SERVICES

Equity Now Mortgage Services 405.977.2497 Ask us about reverse mortgages!, see ad on page 21

MOVING & RELOCATION

Armstrong Relocation 405.947.8001 oklahomacity.armstrongrelocation.com, see ad on page 63

FLASHOLR Moving on Demand 405.215.8819 flasholr.com, see ad on page 52

MUSIC (LIVE)

Tom L. Nix 405.406.3201 tomlnixmusic@yahoo.com

NATURAL MEDICINE PRODUCTS

NEORA Independent Agent - Lynn Cook 405.642.3340 see ad on page 23 SilverLeaf 405.724.9622 Oklahoma’s Senior Cannabis/CBD, see article on page 50

NEUROPATHOLOGY CARE/TREATMENT

PET CARE

All Fur Paws, allfurpawsok.com 405.348.6888 A healthy pet nutritional pet store/bathing tubs Groomer A Go-Go Pet Market & Salon 405.605.4151 Pet Food Pantry of OKC 405.664.2858 See our ad on page 24

PHARMACY

Carter Pharmacy 405.281.6363 carterrx.com, see ad on page 20

PHOTOGRAPHY

Exodus Photography 405.623.7943 Rick Cotter, see ad on page 61

PHYSICAL THERAPY

FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers 405.400.8909 Sean Peterson, PhD, see article on page 49

PRIVATE DUTY/SERVICES

Care Plus Home Care 405.769.2551 see article on page 29 Senior Helpers 405.608.4339 see ads on pages 17 & 75 Synergy Home Care 405.254.3046 synergyhomecareokc.com, see insert in pages 40-41

RADIO SHOWS

Movers Real Estate 405.722.3232 Becky Ivins, KTOK 1000AM every Saturday 8:05 - 9:00am see article on pages 18-19

Rise & Thrive with the OSJ Radio Hour 405.816.7889 Host Robin Gunn, Editor of the Oklahoma Senior Journal Every Saturday at 9:05am on 96.9FM The Eagle Special Encore show @10:05am of the previous week!

REAL ESTATE

Equity Now Mortgage Services 405.977.2497 Ask us about reverse mortgages!, see ad on page 21

Nerve

NURSE CALL SYSTEMS

405.645.6458

Nerve Renewal Group 405.495.7391 nerverenewalnow.com, see front cover and pages 9-13

Monico Systems Group 405.233.4343 see ad on page 55

PAIN MANAGEMENT

Nerve Renewal Group 405.495.7391 nerverenewalnow.com, see front cover and pages 9-13

PERIPHERAL CARE

Nerve Renewal Group 405.495.7391 nerverenewalnow.com, see front cover and pages 9-13

PERSONAL ASSISTANCE AND CARE

ADRC 405.625.7030 www.okdhs.org, see ad on page 53

ComForCare Home Care OKC 405.217.0706 Tecumseh 405.438.0078, see pages 30 & 75

Senior Care at Home 405.285.4191 careathomeokc.com, see article on page 32 & ad on page 75 Synergy Home Care 405.254.3046 synergyhomecareokc.com, see insert in pages 40-41

Joe Forrest Senior Real Estate Advisor 405.850.8489 RE/MAX First, 55-realestate.com, see ad on page 33 Movers Real Estate 405.722.3232 Becky Ivins, see article on pages 18-19 OSJ Buys Houses 405.816.7889 see ad on page 27

RECREATION, ARTS, & ENTERTAINMENT

Beaver’s Bend Adventures 214.789.5322 beaversbendadventures.com, see article on page 54

The Event House 405.850.3025 Let Us Host Your Gathering!, see ad on page 25

Oklahoma Senior Games 405.821.1500 okseniorgames.com, see ad on page 64 The Santa Market Craft Show 405.314.1033 Dec 2-3, 9am-5pm, see article on page 66 VillagesOKC- It’s a Plan, Not a Place 405.990.6637 villagesokc.com, see article on page 59

REMODELING SERVICES

Renewal Group
nerverenewalnow.com, see front cover, pages 9-13, & 77
Renewal Group
see front cover, pages 9-13, & 77
Honey Do’s By Dale 479.462.7348 see ad on page 56 Renewal Group 405.645.6458 nerverenewalnow.com, see front cover, pages 9-13, & 77 SERVICE DIRECTORY 79 © Oklahoma Senior Journal 2022-2023
Nerve
405.645.6458 nnerverenewalnow.com,
Nerve

RESIDENTIAL CARE & LIVING

Bradford Village by Villagio 405.341.0810 Villagio Senior Living 405.755.6469 see inside front cover, pages 2, 3 & 72

Eden Care Homes 405.285.5983 edencarehomes.com, see article on page 36

RESPITE CARE

Oklahoma Aging Services 405.321.3200

FREE “Respite Vouchers” Reimbursement for Family Caregivers Call Terry Mulkey, Administrative Officer

Saint Ann Assisted & Independent Living 405.721.0747 Numerous Activities, Great Food & Affordable Prices see ads on page 72 & 78

RESTORATION SERVICES

Phoenix Restoration Services 405.760.5251 Ask for Jaime Moore, see article on page 20

RETIREMENT PLANNING

Navigating Medicare 405.842.0494 navigatingmedicare.com, see article on page 48, ad page 76

Scissortail Wealth Management 405.960.3100 scissortailwealth.com, see ad on page 43

Valliance Bank OKC 405.286.5700 Valliance Bank Norman 405.286.5750 valliance.bank, see ad on pages 40-41

ROOFING & CONSTRUCTION

see ad on page 58 SERVICE DIRECTORY

SENIOR CARE & SERVICES

Bradford Village by Villagio 405.341.0810 Villagio Senior Living 405.755.6469 see inside front cover, pages 2, 3 & 72

Second Half Expo 316.299.8272 secondhalfexpo.com, see ad on page 69

SENIOR GAMES

Oklahoma Senior Games 405.821.1500 okseniorgames.com, see ad on page 64

SENIOR LIVING & HOUSING

SANITIZING SERVICES

Pros Make Ready 405.777.3216 prosmakeready.com, see article on page 22

SECURITY & FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS

Monico Systems Group 405.233.4343 see ad on page 55

SEMINARS & EVENTS

Building Lives 405.724.0309 buildinglives.co, see ad on page 62

Concordia Life Plan Community 405.331.6113 concordiaseniorliving.com, see back cover and pages 4&5

The Event House 405.850.3025

Let Us Host Your Gathering!, see ad on page 25

Movers Real Estate 405.722.3232 Becky Ivins, see article on pages 18-19

The Santa Market Craft Show 405.314.1033 Dec 2-3, 9am-5pm, see article on page 66

Second Half Expo 2023 316.299.8272 secondhalfexpo.com, see ad on page 69

Angel House

405.850.3025

Independent Residential Neighborhood Home for 50+ Arrow Senior Living Advisors 405.486.9976 arrowsenioradvisors.com, see article on page 31 Iris Memory Care 888.383.8434 irisseniorliving.com, see ad on pages 34-35 Jasmine Estates 1001 S Bryant Edmond, OK 73034 405.341.1450 2232 SW 104th OKC, OK 73159 405.237.7070 see article and ad on pages 100 & 101 (inside back cover) Lyndale Senior Living 405.340.5311 see ad on page 28

SENIOR PROGRAMS & EDUCATION

Area Wide Aging Ombudsman 405.942.8500 Help with Nursing Home Issues Hunger Free Oklahoma 877.760.0114 hungerfreeok.org/groceries, see ad on page 52

Oklahoma Insurance Dept/Senior Health 405.521.2828 Medicare Assistance Program 800.763.2828 see ads on pages 14 & 75 Oklahoma Senior Games 405.821.1500 okseniorgames.com, see ad on page 64

OSU/OLLI 405.744.5868 see article on page 60 VillagesOKC- It’s a Plan, Not a Place 405.990.6637 villagesokc.com, see article on page 59

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SUPPORT GROUPS are now on our website! Go to OKSeniorJournal.com/SupportGroups 80 © Oklahoma Senior Journal 2022-2023

SENIOR S.A.L.T. MEETINGS

Seniors And Law Enforcement Together - MONTHLY MEETINGS OF A JOINT APPROACH TO CRIME ISSUES THAT AFFECT OLDER CITIZENS. RECEIVE PREVENTION TIPS AND LESSONS!

To receive a monthly reminder contact Deputy Tara Hardin tara. hardin@oklahomacounty.org 405.869.2555

For weekly safety tips Follow us on Facebook @ OCSO911

TRAVEL & TOURS

Beaver’s Bend Adventures 214.789.5322 beaversbendadventures.com, see article on page 54

Cruise Planners 405.286.5566 see ad on page 23

Quail Creek Bank 405.755.1000

1st Wednesday 10:00 am Town Hall 217 N Main Street

ARCADIA

BETHANY

Municipal Court 6714 NW 36th

3rd Tuesday 9:00 am

Come take a trip with our QCB travel club! quailcreek.bank, see ad on page 38

Rainbow Travel 405.528.5741 see ad on page 61

CHOCTAW

2nd Monday 9:15 am Choctaw PD 13240 NE 23rd

DEL CITY

Del City Community Ctr 4505 SE 15

EDMOND

1st Thursday 10:00 am

1st Tuesday 12:30 pm

Senior Center 2733 Marilyn Williams Dr

FOREST PARK 1st Wednesday 1:00 pm City Hall 4203 N Coltrane

HARRAH

Senior Center 19791 Summers Ave

2nd Wednesday noon

JONES 2nd Tuesday 10:00 am

Community Center 2221 Nichols Dr. Nicoma Park

LUTHER 2nd Tuesday 12:30pm

Community Center 18120 Hogback Rd

MIDWEST CITY 3rd Tuesday 1:00 pm Senior Center 8251 East Reno Ave

NICHOLS HILLS

Village City Hall 2304 Manchester Dr

1st Monday 1:00 pm

NICOMA PARK 2nd Tuesday 10:00 am

Community Center 2221 Nichols Dr

OKC EAST 3rd Monday 10:00 am Police sub station 4116 North Prospect

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

Airport Express 405.681.3311

Aging Services of Canadian County, 60 & over 405.823.4717 American Red Cross 405.228.9500 Cleveland Area Rapid Transit (C.A.R.T.) 405.325.2278

Community Action Agency 405.232.0199

EMSA 405.297.7000 Non-Emergency, Office 405.297.7100

Kiwanis Kruiser (Norman) Aging Services 405.321.3200

Logan County Aging Services, Over 60 405.282.1803 EMBARK Bus Service, embarkok.com 405.235.7433 RSVP, Provide-A-Ride 405.605.3110 S.T.E.P., Weekly EMBARK Special Service 405.297.2583 Shopping and Medical Trips

TREE SERVICES

R & B TREES TREES TREES 405.609.9211 see ad on page 57

URNS & KEEPSAKES

Oklahoma City Cremation 405.608.4141 see ad on page 37

OKC NORTH

2nd Thursday 1:30 pm Shriners 3601 NW 36th OKC

OKC SOUTH 3rd Thursday 1:30 pm

Pete White Wellness Center 4021 S Walker

SPENCER

2nd Tuesday 10:00 am

Community Ctr. 2221 Nichols Dr. Nicoma Park

VALLEY BROOK 1st Thursday 1:00 pm

Municipal Court 1618 SE 59th

THE VILLAGE

Village City Hall 2304 Manchester Dr

1st Monday 1:00 pm

WARR ACRES 1st Monday 10:00 am Metro Library 5901 NW 63

SKILLED NURSING

Concordia Life Plan Community 405.331.6113 concordiaseniorliving.com, see back cover and pages 4&5

The Lakes 405.773.8900

lakesokc.com, see ad on page 33

STORAGE (CLIMATE CONTROLLED)

Armstrong Relocation 405.947.8001

oklahomacity.armstrongrelocation.com, see ad on page 63

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE & ENERGY

Suzanne Smith 405.226.7655

Many references available

TINNITUS CARE

Ears of Oklahoma 405.673.1327

Dr. Jeni Merrick-Baker, see article on page 47

VA DISABILITY CLAIMS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, FINANCES

Dale K. Graham Veterans Foundation 405.550.8806 dalekgrahamveteransfoundation.org, see ad on page 67

VETERANS AFFAIRS/CARE

Dale K. Graham Veterans Foundation 405.550.8806 dalekgrahamveteransfoundation.org, see ad on page 67

Oklahoma Veterans Centers 405.523.4015 Claims & Benefits 405.523.4021 Eduction 405.522.8076

Seven Veterans Centers State Wide 405.523.4015 Woman Veterans Services 405.523.4020 see article on pages 70-71

VISUAL IMPAIRMENT

Brain & Eye Connection 405.703.3163 brainandeyeconnection.com, see ad on page 24

New View Oklahoma 405.604.3408 see article on page 46

VOLUNTEER SERVICES

Villages OKC- It’s a Plan, Not a Place 405.990.6637 villagesokc.com, see article on page 59

WILLS & TRUSTS

American Family Estate Preservation 405.818.9593 info@mylivingtrust.org, see ad on page 45

Wallis Law Group 405.726.9888 Kathy Wallis, Attorney at Law wallislawgroup.com, page 37

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