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Episcopal Retirement Services

Refresh Your Soul 2016

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Refresh Your Soul

Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Caring & Communication that Works
Friday, March 4, 2016 at 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Tri County Assembly Church in Fairfield, Ohio (northern Cincinnati)


Keynote Lisa Genova, PhD

Dr. Lisa Genova is the bestselling author of Still Alice and a Harvard-trained neuroscientist. Still Alice is the story of an accomplished Harvard professor who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and it changes her life — and her relationship with her family and the world — forever. Lisa has appeared on the Today Show, Dr. Oz, the Diane Rehm Show, CNN, Chronicle, Fox News, and Canada AM and was featured in the Emmy award-winning documentary film, To Not Fade Away. The National Alzheimer’s Association awarded her with the Sargent and Eunice Shriver Profiles in Dignity Award in March 2015.



Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

Teepa Snow is one of America’s leading educators on dementia. Working as a Registered Occupational Therapist for over 30 years, her wealth of experience has led her to develop  Positive Approach™ to Care techniques and training models used by families and professionals working or living with dementia or other brain changes throughout the world. Currently, she has an independent practice as well as clinical appointments with Duke University’s School of Nursing & University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She is an enlightening, witty, entertaining, and energetic speaker. 



Still Alice: Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

Understanding what it feels like to have Alzheimer’s gives us a chance at empathy, compassion, and real connection. Keynote presenter, Dr. Lisa Genova, will share her passion, motivation, and insights gained in writing the bestseller, Still Alice, about a college professor diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. She will inspire attendees in ways to connect with those with dementia when communication and real connection are difficult. 

Meeting the Needs of the Whole Person:
Spiritual Wellbeing is a Critical Part of Care

Teepa Snow will challenge you to consider the whole person when caring for people with Alzheimer’s and related dementia. You will gain a better understanding of the importance of spiritual wellbeing and its relationship to physical, cognitive, emotional and social health. Changes that occur as the disease progresses and how they affect one’s ability to express and meet spiritual needs will be explored. Most importantly, she will share key strategies which are effective in helping a person with dementia gain or maintain their spiritual health. 

Improving Our Supportive Care and Communication

Through her extraordinary and unique presentation style, Teepa Snow will highlight the memory, language and impulse control problems experienced by one with dementia and how those problems affect communication. She will demonstrate some of the typical behaviors of care providers and loved ones in response to these problems and offer more effective techniques to enhance communication through the early, middle and later stages of dementia. 


A very limited number of seats are now available for an additional cost of $25.00.  There will be a Q & A with Teepa during lunch. The Luncheon with Teepa Snow is SOLD OUT.  If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please contact Rebecca at rschroer@erhinc.com.




To help meet the long-term goal of Parish Health Ministry becoming self-supporting, this event is the primary fundraiser for the ministry. 100% of the proceeds from this conference will benefit ERS Parish Health Ministry.

Parish Health Ministry, a program of Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS), assists congregations of all denominations throughout Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and Southeastern Ohio develop or enhance their own faith community nurse/health ministry. The ministry was founded in 1998 and currently serves 77 congregations across southern Ohio.

Since 1951, ERS has dedicated itself to improving the lives of older adults through innovative, quality living environments and in-home and community-based services delivered by experienced and compassionate professionals.


For conference brochure, click here.

Help spread the word! Click here to download the 2016 Refresh Your Soul flyer. You can print and post it in the office, your church or other community bulletin board. You can also download our black and white version for easy printing if you prefer.


Nursing   5.2 hours
This offering has been approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing through the OBN Approver Unit at Upper Valley Medical Center OBN-005-92.

Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist
The Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist Board has approved 5.25 clock hours of professional continuing education. Approval #MCST031601.

Nursing Home Administrators    
The Board of Executives of Long-Term Services and Support has approved 4.75 course hours

Occupational Therapy  
Approved by the Ohio OTPTAT Board - OT Section 4.75 Contact Hours Approval #150551.

Physical Therapy
Approved by OPTA for 4.75 CEUs Approval #15S2158.


All registrations include continental breakfast, box lunch and event materials.

Registration without contact hours $59 on or after Feb. 8th - $69

Registration with contact hours $85 on or after Feb. 8th - $95

PRIOR TO REGISTERING: Please have the following information available to register for each individual: name, address, email address and phone number.

TO PAY BY CHECK & REGISTER Click here to access the registration form. Please complete this form and mail with payment.


Barnes and Noble is partnering with Parish Health Ministry and Simon & Schuster to offer Lisa Genova’s books for sale at the event. Dr. Genova will be available to sign the first 100 books purchased at the conference during the first morning break. Her books include: Still Alice, Love Anthony, Left Neglected, and Inside the O’Briens.


Discounted room rate of $99 plus tax per night available at the nearby Hilton Garden Inn in Sharonville by calling 513.772.2837 or online at http://bit.ly/1MOq7z8.
Please mention Refresh Your Soul when registering.


All requests for refunds MUST BE RECEIVED no later than Wednesday, February 17, 2016.


If you need assistance or further information, please contact Rebecca at rschroer@erhinc.com or by phone at (513) 979-2246.


Friday, March 4, 2016

8 - 9 a.m.

Registration, Check In, Continental Breakfast, Exhibitors

9 - 9:15 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Keynote Speaker – Lisa Genova
Still Alice: Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Q & A – Lisa Genova

10:30 - 11:10 a.m.

Break, Exhibitors, Book Signing – Lisa Genova

11:10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Teepa Snow
Meeting the Needs of the Whole Person: 
Spiritual Well-Being is a Critical Part of Care

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch & Exhibitors

1:30 - 2:50 p.m.

Teepa Snow
Improving our Supportive Care and Communication

2:50 - 3 p.m.

Ten Minute Stretch Break

3 - 4 p.m.

Teepa Snow
Improving our Supportive Care and Communication (continued)

4 - 4:15 p.m.

Evaluation & Closing

Tri County Assembly Church

Event Date & Time

Friday, March 4, 2016
9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Registration, exhibitors and continental breakfast open at 8 a.m.
Conference starts promptly at 9 a.m.


event Location

Tri County Assembly Church
7350 Dixie Hwy.
Fairfield, Ohio 45014

(Do not register with the church. Please follow registration instructions on reverse side.)

Get In Touch

Rebecca Schroer

Email: rschroer@erhinc.com

Phone (513) 979-2246