Aging Made Easier

Neighbors Who Care announces its first-ever Summer Speaker Series, beginning Thursday, July 26. To register, visit or or call Neighbors Who Care at 480-895-7133.

Neighbors Who Care is all about helping seniors age well and with ease!

Register for this event and check out our senior services vendors who can answer your questions and provide you with tools to help you age with ease. Then have a seat and enjoy the presentations by our two experts in aging, followed by an amazing comedian.

ALL in one place! And it’s free (but you must register—learn how below).

A light breakfast and snacks will be offered to keep up your stamina, thanks to our refreshment sponsors.

Chandler Councilwoman Christine Ellis is Honorary Chair and will kick us off that morning.

When: Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Conference ends at 1 p.m.

Where: Tumbleweed Recreation Center, 745 E. Germann Road, Chandler, Ariz.

Cost: Free for all attendees

Registration is required: Limited seating, so secure your seating and mark your calendar and stay tuned for more details and updates.


Elaine Poker-Yount, Visiting Angels, Successful Aging, Arizona Republic Columnist

Topic: “10 Things Nobody Tells You When You Age.” Whether you are the one who is aging or you are caring for a spouse, sibling, or best friend, Elaine will enlighten you with a virtual roadmap of the key information you need to get your proverbial “ducks in a row.” She will outline the critical eldercare practices to engage, provide crucial decision-making indicators, clarify common misconceptions, and simply equip you with information and resources so you can reduce the stress of aging and illness through awareness and sound decision-making.

Brian Browne, Cognitive Care Management Cognitive Care Management President, Cleveland Clinic Research Consultant, 25 years expert experience, and in-demand speaker on Alzheimer’s/dementia research, healthy aging, cognitive health, and cultural competency.

Topic: “Understanding and Preparing for the Dynamics of Aging.” Are you prepared to age well? Our bodies and brains go through a lot of changes throughout our lives. Join us and gain an understanding of the essentials of aging and explore the opportunities for a successful future, as senior parents and their adult children.

Mark Cordes, Comedian Get ready to laugh! Mark Cordes, a senior humorist and comedian, will join us to leave everyone laughing to wrap up the morning. Mark has been performing in comedy clubs, corporate events, and charitable functions for more than 30 years.

To register for this course, visit, search Aging Made Easier, and register online. Or call 480-895-7133 for more information.

“Neighbors Who Care continues to be your aging resource with Aging Made Easier, our new fall event. Get out, meet some neighbors, learn useful information from the Valley’s greatest senior industry providers for a power-packed morning of empowering information and light-hearted laughs, all for free,” says Sheryl Keeme, Neighbors Who Care Executive Director.

Our Aging Made Easier COVID Policy:

Like always, Neighbors Who Care is taking safety at our event seriously. After careful consideration and discussions with our community partners, we have implemented measures to promote the health and wellbeing of Aging Made Easier attendees, volunteers, and staff. Should guidelines change, we will update our policies and procedures and will communicate the changes to our registered attendees and in all our marketing.

* Policies and procedures: Attendees, particularly unvaccinated attendees, are encouraged to wear masks. We will provide masks and hand sanitizer at registration and throughout the vendor hall areas.

* How these were determined: Neighbors Who Care consulted and followed guidelines offered through the CDC event guidelines. We discourage crowding at vendor tables and, whenever possible, encourage our guests to socially distance.

As the situation evolves, so will our approach to keeping you safe. We thank you for your patience and flexibility as we manage this and ask that you watch your emails from Neighbors Who Care for updates.

About Our Organization: Neighbors Who Care is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994. Its mission is to assist the homebound, disabled, and/or frail elderly in the communities of Sun Lakes and South Chandler, which have the third highest population of elderly adults statewide, but lack sufficient wraparound human services programs to address the population’s needs, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Its operational goal is to recruit, train, and manage community volunteers to provide quality, non-medical assistive services to enrolled clients via a “neighbor helping neighbor” approach, which has helped our clients, on average, remain in their homes for an additional four years. Website: