Prairie Skies Public Library January 16, 2018
WHAT: Book Reading and Signing
WHEN: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 6 pm
WHERE: Prairie Skies Public Library, 555 Buckeye Road, Pleasant Plains, IL 62677
Happy new year! Join me at Prairie Skies Public Library in Pleasant Plains, Illinois on January 16th at 6 pm. I'll discuss my inspiration for writing Brought To Our Senses and share a reading from the novel. Got questions for me? I'll do my best to answer them, and I'll sign books for those who are interested. Thanks to Director Kathy Roegge for the invitation and for coordinating this event. I look forward to seeing enthusiastic readers there!
Memory Loss Conference for Caregivers November 18, 2017
Alzheimer's Association Program on Family Conflict and Alzheimer's disease November 14, 2017
Ladies Night Out Book Signing at The Blue Door November 9, 2017
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
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
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
Book Signing Benefit for Alzheimer's Association November 15, 2016
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
Memory Loss Conference November 22, 2014
The 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
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.