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Refresh Your Soul 2017

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Episcopal Retirement Services'
Parish Health Ministry and Xavier University present...

Two days devoted to dementia care:

Day One: Parish Health Ministry Refresh Your Soul Conference
Day Two: Xavier Dementia Care Summit

(Registration and payments for each day are to be completed separately.)





ONFIRE-Book.pngON FIRE: Living a Radically Inspired Life

Get ready for some unexpected humor and to live your life ON FIRE! Keynote presenter, John O’Leary, was expected to die and now teaches others to truly live. He will share his story of being burned on 100% of his body as a backdrop for the fires in your life. The admiration John has for those with struggles — like his father who has Parkinson’s disease and his grandmother who has dementia — and the appreciation he has for their caregivers will be palpable. John’s inspirational story will inspire you to share hope, purpose, perspective, faith and love with everyone you meet and serve.


Being My Mom’s Mom

Loretta Anne Woodward Veney will share insights gained from ten years of caring for her Mom living with dementia and highlight effective strategies for managing challenging behaviors. Ms. Veney will also demonstrate the healing power of humor amidst the heartache of this life-changing disease.

Creating Days that Have Meaning and Joy

Through her extraordinary and unique presentation style, Teepa Snow will share fresh, new ideas on how to promote meaningful, person-centered activities that lead to true engagement for people living with all stages of dementia, so they might find purpose and joy in life.


Keynote John O’Leary, BSBA, CPE OLearyJohn_3067.png

Bestselling author and inspirational speaker, John O’Leary has shared his message with over 500,000 people. His emotional story-telling, unexpected humor, and authenticity make each of his presentations truly transformational. John’s recent book, ON FIRE: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life, was an instant #1 National Bestseller. “I share these lessons as a tribute to those who leapt into the flames to save me. Who worked tirelessly to restore me. I share these lessons as an invitation for you to choose to wake up to the fullness of your life, to embrace the gift of each moment, and to celebrate the joy of living inspired!” 

Loretta Anne Woodward Veney, MA, CPP Loretta-Anne-Woodward-Veney.png

Ms. Veney is an author and well known speaker who has motivated, taught and trained audiences throughout the U.S. and Europe. She is founder and principal consultant of Superior Training Solutions, LLC. She has delivered numerous presentations on dementia and elder care planning for the Alzheimer’s Association, support groups, and memory care communities. She chronicles her nine-year journey with her Mom’s dementia as their parent/child roles have reversed in her book, Being My Mom's Mom - A journey through dementia from a daughter's perspective. Their journey has been faithful, funny, heartbreaking and hopeful. 

Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA teepaSnow.png

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


Luncheon with John O’Leary or
Loretta Anne Woodward Veney

A limited number of seats are available through online registration ONLY to conference attendees for an additional cost of $30.00.  

Luncheon presentations:
John O'Leary - ON FIRE: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life
Loretta Woodward Veney - Lifting the Spirit of Caregivers


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8 - 9 a.m. • Registration, CE Sign in, Continental Breakfast, Exhibitors
9 - 9:15 a.m. • Welcome, Opening Remarks
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. • Keynote Speaker – John O’Leary On Fire: Living a Radically Inspired Life
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. • Q & A – John O’Leary
10:30 - 11:10 a.m. • Break, Exhibitors, Book Signing – John O’Leary and Loretta Anne Woodward Veney
11:10 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. • Loretta Anne Woodward Veney Being My Mom’s Mom
12:25 - 1:30 p.m. • Box lunch, VIP Luncheons, Exhibitors
1:30 - 1:45 p.m. • CE Sign in for aft ernoon session
1:45 - 3:45 p.m. • Teepa Snow Creating Days that have Meaning and Joy
3:45 - 4 p.m. • Evaluation & Closing Remarks


Nursing 4.2
This offering has been approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing through the OBN Approver Unit at Upper Valley Mediical Center OBN-005-92.

Social Work
The Ohio CSWMFT Board has approved 4.5 clock hours of professional continuing education for SOCIAL WORKERS ONLY.  Approval #MSX031701

Nursing Home Administrators
The Board of Executives of Long-Term Services and Support has approved 4 clock hours
Approval #003-L-17

Occupational Therapy
Approved by the OTPTAT Board- OT Section 4.0 Contact Hours Approval #160371.

Physical Therapy
Approved by OPTA for 4.5 CEUs. Approval #17S0089


The registration period for Refresh Your Soul 2017 ended March 8, 2017.


General admission registration without contact hours: $69 
Registration with professional contact hours: $95

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

No registrations accepted at the door.

Registrations and payments for each day are to be completed separately. See link below to register for XU Dementia Care Summit.


Discounted room rate of $87 plus tax per night available from the Crowne Plaza Cincinnati Blue Ash at 5901 Pfeiffer Rd., 45242. To register, contact (513) 793-4300. Be sure to mention Refresh Your Soul when registering. To make an on-line reservation at the Crowne, please visit http://tinyurl.com/zntv6pn.


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 70 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.


Xavier University's Dementia Care Summit will focus on topics impacting those living with dementia and their caregivers, such as care options, accessibility to services, and financial implications as well as planning and visioning for the future.

Registrations and payments for each day are to be completed separately.

For more information and to register for the XU Dementia Care Summit, visit: http://www.xavier.edu/dementia-summit 

Event Date & Time

Registrations and payments for each day are to be completed separately.

Refresh Your Soul Conference
Monday, March 13, 2017
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Refresh Your Soul Registration

Xavier Dementia Care Summit
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
XU Dementia Care Summit Registration


event Location

The Cintas Center at Xavier University
1624 Herald Ave,
Cincinnati, OH 45207

Get In Touch

Rebecca Schroer
Email: rschroer@erslife.org
Phone (513) 979-2246

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