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Memory Loss Conference for Caregivers November 18, 2017

WHAT: Memory Loss Conference for Caregivers WHEN: Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm WHERE: Memorial Center for Learning & Innovation, 228 W. Miller St., Springfield, IL 2017 Memory Loss Conference for Caregivers Springfield IL November 18, 2017 I'll be selling and signing books again this year at this great conference for dementia caregivers. The Memory Loss Conference synchronizes science and support by bringing the latest information on research, treatment, care and quality of life for persons with dementia and their care partners. Provided through a grant from Memorial Medical Center Foundation and brought to you by SIU Medicine, Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders and the Alzheimer's Association. I hope to see you there!

Alzheimer's Association Program on Family Conflict and Alzheimer's disease November 14, 2017

WHAT: Alzheimer's Association Educational Programs: Family Conflict and Alzheimer's disease WHEN: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from Noon - 1 pm WHERE: By phone, register online here Alzheimer's Association Program by Phone Family Conflict and Alzheimer's 11-14-17 Listen to the Alzheimer's Association educational program about family conflict and Alzheimer's disease on November 14, 2017 from noon to 1 pm. I'll be discussing my novel Brought To Our Senses and how family issues can impact the care of a loved one with dementia. You can register online or by phone at 309-662-8392 to listen to the program live. After November 14, you can register online to listen to a recording of the program. This is a great and free resource provided to family caregivers offering education on a variety of important topics, so check out some of the other programs being offering when you register!

Ladies Night Out Book Signing at The Blue Door November 9, 2017

WHAT: Ladies Night Out Book Signing WHEN: Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 6 - 9 p WHERE: The Blue Door Artist Gallery, 3259 West Iles Ave., Springfield, IL Ladies Night Out Book Signing Springfield IL The Blue Door Artist Gallery I'll be signing copies of my book for sale at this fabulous Ladies Night Out event offering food, fun, fashion, demos, discounts and prizes! If you've already purchased my book, stop by to say hello and I'll sign your copy! If you haven't been to The Blue Door before, you're in for a treat with their unique fashion accessories and home decor!

Be Aware Women's Fair October 21, 2017

WHAT: Supporting women's overall health at the Be Aware Women's Fair
WHEN: Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9 am - 2 pm
WHERE: Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 4 H Rd, Springfield, IL 62702

You are invited to attend Memorial's Be Aware Women's Fair, a day devoted to women and their physical, emotional and financial health. Learn more about your health through free screenings, shop for all sorts of goodies, and find out about local service organizations. I'll be there signing books and discussing my women's fiction novel Brought To Our Senses. When you stop by my booth, you can register for a chance to win some of my favorite books too! Presented by Memorial Medical Center Foundation, proceeds from this event support the Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund. Admission price is $4 at the door, visit website to print a coupon for $1 off admission. I hope to see you there!

15th Annual Conference for Caregivers August 12, 2017

WHAT: Support and resources for family caregivers at the 15th Annual Conference for Caregivers
WHEN: Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 8 am - 2 pm
WHERE: Northfield Center, 3280 Northfield Dr, Springfield, IL 62702

15th Annual Conference for Caregivers, August 12, 2017 Springfield, IL

I'll be exhibiting at the 15th Annual Conference for Caregivers on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Northfield Center in Springfield, Illinois. This year's conference is called "Caregiving: A Delicate Balance and Relatives Raising the Next Generation." The Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland is once again hosting this informative event for the benefit of two groups of caregivers: persons who are informal caregivers of family or friends sixty years of age and older, and grandparents and relatives raising children.

Knights of Columbus Breakfast Buffet April 9, 2017

WHAT: All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet benefits the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter
WHEN: Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 8 am - 12 noon
WHERE: Knights of Columbus, 2200 Meadowbrook Road, Springfield, IL

Knights of Columbus Breakfast Buffet for Alzheimer's Association, April 9, 2017 Springfield IL

Sunday, April 9, 2017 8 am - 12 noon all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet at Knights of Columbus at 2200 Meadowbrook Road in Springfield, IL will benefit the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter. Pay at the door $10 for adults, $5 for kids. I'll be there selling and signing copies of my novel BROUGHT TO OUR SENSES with proceeds to benefit the Alzheimer's Association also. Please come on out for breakfast and share the news with all your friends! More information here.

Mel-O-Cream Donuts Book Signing February 25, 2017

WHAT: Book signing at Mel-O-Cream Donuts WHEN: Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 8 - 10 am WHERE: Mel-O-Cream Donuts, Fairhills Shopping Center, 1951 West Monroe Street, Springfield, IL 62704 Mel-O-Cream Donuts provides the setting for a pivotal scene in the family saga novel Brought To Our Senses. To celebrate Springfield's favorite donut shop's supporting role in the story, author Kathleen H. Wheeler will be signing copies of her book at the Fairhills Shopping Center store. Stop by and Mel-O-Cream will sweeten the deal with one free donut for each book purchased! A donut and a drama ... can you think of a better way to start your Saturday morning? Want to go? Share your plans to attend on the Facebook Event Page and share the event with family and friends who might be interested. See you there! 3/12/17 Update: BIG THANKS to Mel-O-Cream Donuts and Cheri, Annette, and Chris from the Fairhills Mall store for hosting this book signing. It was so much fun talking with all the people who turned out. I even got to take a trip down memory lane with some dear childhood friends who showed up in force. It was a blast and a great event! 1 Melocream Book Signing February 25, 2017 2 Melocream Book Signing February 25, 2017  

Book Signing Benefit for Alzheimer's Association November 15, 2016

Book Signing Benefit for Alzheimer's Association

WHAT: Book Signing Benefit for Alzheimer’s Association
WHEN: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm
WHERE: County Market Mezzanine, 210 E. Carpenter Street, Springfield, IL 62702

Stop by and meet author Kathleen H. Wheeler, who will sign copies of her new dementia fiction saga Brought To Our Senses in the mezzanine area. Make a donation for the price of the book and help support the programs of the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter. This book would make a great gift for family caregivers during National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in November or for the upcoming holiday season.

Want to go? Share your plans to attend on the Facebook Event Page and share the event with family and friends who might be interested.

Alzheimer's Association book launch fundraiser 11-15-16

11/17/16 Update: THANK YOU to all for coming out for my book launch fundraiser on behalf of the local Alzheimer's Association! It was a smashing success and a lot of fun! Here's me and Tina Arnold from the Springfield office of the Alzheimer's Association- Greater Illinois Chapter striking a pose at the event.

Alzheimer's Awareness Program November 5, 2016

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Stop by and say hello. This educational seminar is free and open to the public. I'll be selling and signing copies of my new book with proceeds to benefit the Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders of SIU School of Medicine.

 

 

What: Alzheimer's Awareness Program: 
Medical and Caregiving Information for Family Members and Caregivers
When: Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Where: Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation
M.G. Nelson Family Auditorium
228 West Miller Street, Springfield, Illinois 62702
Sponsored by SIU School of Medicine, Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders

Program details and agenda here:  Alzheimer's Awareness Program November 5, 2016

Walk To End Alzheimer's September 24, 2016

I will be attending the Walk To End Alzheimer's in Springfield, Illinois on September 24, 2016 in honor of my mother. I'm looking forward to seeing many others who have also been affected by dementia at this great event in support of the Alzheimer's Association.

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Walk To End Alzheimer's September 19, 2015

Count me in to volunteer this year at the Walk To End Alzheimer's in Springfield. I hope to see many others in attendance at this great event to support the Alzheimer's Association.

Walk To End Alzheimer's

Forget Me Not Days June 6, 2015

I was out collecting money for the Alzheimer's Association again this year on Forget Me Not Days. I'm always amazed by the generosity of people when I ask them to help through a donation. Just about everyone donates money, and many share personal experiences with dementia. This volunteer experience is always a good reminder for me that there are so many of us in this fight to end Alzheimer's together!

Forget Me Not Days 2015 to benefit the Alzheimer's Association

Memory Loss Conference November 22, 2014

Memory Loss Conference Springfield, IL November 22, 2014The 19th Annual Memory Loss Conference in Springfield, Illinois is coming up for the general public on November 22, 2014. This is a great event for family, friends and caregivers of those afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. Sadly, I never went to this conference until after my mother passed away because I felt I was too busy. When I finally did go, I learned many things, some of which could have helped me to interact and engage better with my mother. I’d highly recommend this conference to anyone who wants to learn useful tips about living with dementia and caring for someone with dementia. The cost is minimal and well worth the investment – $25 before October 31 and $30 after for the Saturday-only sessions.

Learn more about the conference and the session topics here.

Register online to attend here. (scroll down to find the 19th Annual Memory Loss Conference)

Walk to End Alzheimer's September 22, 2012

Walk to End Alzheimer’s, September 22, 2012, Springfield, Illinois at Southwind Park.

I’ll be volunteering at this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Springfield. I hope to see you there!

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers Book Reading and Book Signing March 24, 2012

Chicken Soup for the Soul logoWith contributing authors Kathleen H. Wheeler and Jean Ferratier
Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Springfield, Illinois
Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Stop by to purchase your copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers and meet Springfield, Illinois authors Kathleen H. Wheeler and Jean Ferratier, who both have stories featured in this new title from the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series.

Thanks to all who attended this event! It was a great time, and you’ll find more information about the Family Caregivers book signing and photos here.

Barnes & Noble March 24, 2012