Proudly Serving the Kansas City Metro Area

Join us for a series of candid conversations about topics that matter. Our mission is to provide education and resources designed to help people live empowered lives and make informed decisions so you can live your best years.


Never a sales pitch… Only the TRUTH


Upcoming Seminars

Tomahawk Ridge Community Center

4th Wednesdays, 10- 11:30 am

July 24th

Man Driving a Car

The Truth about Driving After 80: ​Strategies to Staying Behind the Wheel

We understand the significance of having your ​own set of keys—it symbolizes freedom, ​independence, and countless cherished ​memories. As we embrace the beauty of aging, ​it's crucial to navigate the road responsibly.


Expert Panelists:

Ashley Mahoney - PAM Health Rehabilitation

Deputy Jack Weese - JoCo Sheriff Dept

Ryan Bird - Assured Partners Insurance


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August 28th

September 25th

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The Truth about Home ​Health & In-home Care

The Truth about Paying for Senior Living

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October 23rd

November 27th

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The Truth about Life Plan Communities

The Truth about Living

to be 100

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Wednesday, December 11th

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Holiday Party

Let’s celebrate a fun year together!

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Previous Seminars

January

The Truth about How to Stay Put


Panelist:

Jeff Rigler - Senior Helpers of Overland Park

Dave Jolicoeur - Connect Home Management

Anna Collins - JOCO Catch-a-Ride

February

The Truth about Trusts & Estate Planning


Panelist:

David Teasley, CFP®, AAMS® - Edward Jones

Bethany Shelton - Estate Planning Attorney, Heritage Law LLP

Ken Herring - Elder Law Attorney, KC Elder Law

March

The Truth about Alzheimer’s & Dementia


Panelist:

Lisa Elliott - Prairie Elder Care

David & Alix Thompson - Sage Sr Care Advisors

Ruth Cowles - Blog, Morning Refreshment

April

The Truth about How to Stay Put


Panelist:

Dr. Karl Becker: Kansas City Medical Society

Brad Martens: Retired Lenexa Detective and Police Officer

Steve Moyer: Security 1st Title

May

The Truth about Thriving as an Older Adult


Panelist:

Carrie Blubaugh - “Act Your Age” Improv, Physical Therapist, Medical Improv

Patricia Burton - Gerontologist, CenterPoint Counseling, JOCO Council on Aging

Ju​ne

The Truth about Downsizing vs Decluttering


Panelist:

Julie Spaulding - Weichert Realtors, Welch & Co

Elaine Scheelk - Greystone Communities

Events Team


“Many of my real estate clients are older adults and I noticed that many of them struggled to find trusted resources in the community. This inspired me to start the Senior Truth Series. My goal is to highlight and make it easier for our 55+ community in the Kansas City area to access the valuable resources available to them.”


- Julie Spaulding


Julie Spaulding

Host / Moderator

Founder

Jay Spaulding

Operations

Traci Tsilis

Event Support

Location

Tomahawk Ridge Community Center

11902 Lowell Ave

Overland Park, KS 66213


All seminars are 10am-11:30am

FAQ’s

HOW LONG IS THE SEMINAR?

Most of our expert panel discussions are about 60 minutes. Some run longer than others depending on the depth of the topic. Any remaining time is used to address questions from attendees. We begin promptly at 10:00AM and finish no later than 11:30AM.


CAN ATTENDEES ASK QUESTIONS?

Yes! We want you to get your questions answered. Keep in mind that because we do our homework, many of your questions will likely be answered throughout the prepared discussion. If you still have any unanswered question at the end, you will have an opportunity to ask. We do request that if you have a specific question that is personal in nature (i.e. can’t be generalized to the group) that you ask us when the seminar is over.


CAN I ATTEND IF I'M NOT A SENIOR?

We welcome anyone who believes the information would be valuable to them. If you are not a senior, but you are seeking information to advise someone who is - or maybe you are planning ahead - please join us.


WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS AND CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE SEMINAR?

Please feel free to contact us concerning questions you may have about downsizing, senior living options, 55+ neighborhoods or other related topics. If we are unable to answer your questions, you will be directed to one of the many subject matter experts who will be happy to assist you.


WHY IS THE EVENT FREE FOR SENIORS AND THEIR GUESTS?

The professionals hosting, moderating, sponsoring, and serving as panelists have strong convictions about ensuring that people are educated, empowered, and equipped as they prepare for late-life issues, especially where and how they will live. They have donated their time and expertise to these seminars so that ALL seniors are able to attend regardless of their financial situation.


IS THERE GOING TO BE A SALES PITCH?

Nope. No sales pitch. You will have an opportunity to get to know the host and panelists and you can decide for yourself if it makes sense to request their services or products. Presenters and speakers may have materials available for you to take home, but it’s up to you to pick them up if you want them.


CAN I REQUEST A TOPIC FOR THE NEXT SEMINAR?

Absolutely! The goal is to make the Senior Truth Series as meaningful and relevant as possible, so we welcome your suggestions and ideas. Naturally, we prepare the topics for the series well in advance, so be patient concerning time frames for your suggested topic to hit the calendar.


CAN I ATTEND FOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES?

We always welcome service providers and business owners seeking to learn more about serving mature homeowners. If you attend with a registered client, there is no fee for you to attend. The fee for business owners and aging services professionals not attending with a client is $40 payable at the door. At this time only cash or checks are accepted. Due to limited seating, we reserve the right to provide priority seating to non-professionals.


HOW DO I BECOME AN EDUCATION PARTNER?

In 2025 annual education partnerships will be from January to December. If you are interested in becoming an education partner, please call 913-269-3928 to request an education partner packet. Every education partner must be vetted prior to being considered so please provide references and licensing information (if applicable) to expedite your application.​


HOW CAN I GET IN CONTACT WITH YOU?

Call 913-269-3928 or by filling out the registration form.


Contact Us

Register on Home Page or

by phone at 913-335-0906

Julie Spaulding

Downsizing Coach

Host & Moderator


JulieSpauldingKC@gmail.com

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