King's Daughters Organization

Events

Mar
11
12:00 PM12:00

Know the 10 Signs

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

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Nov
10
1:30 PM13:30

Governor’s Mansion Tour

Governor’s Mansion Tour

KDO has been offered a free tour of the recently renovated Governor’s Mansion!  There are three time slots available and will be limited to 30 people per tour.  Feel free to bring a friend along, just please remember to fill a time slot for them as well!

 Thanks to Cathy Schwartz for organizing this wonderful opportunity!

For questions or more information Cathy can be reached at: 217.836-1137

To register for the event please see the signup below.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054FA5AA28ABFE3-governors

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Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

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Oct
22
10:30 AM10:30

Annual KDO Luncheon & Style Show

Join us for the

72nd Annual Kings Daughter's Organization Luncheon & Style Show

founded by Progress Circle

at The Crowne Plaza, Springfield, IL.  

10:30 Doors open for Marketplace
12:00 Luncheon and Style Show

Silent Auction, Raffle Prizes, Lunch, Fabulous Fashions on the runway!

All proceeds of this event will be to help serve our mission of serving the seniors of Sangamon County.

For more information on the event, please click here.

 

For tickets, please call: Marsha Shomidie 494-4633
For more information on Sponsorships, please contact: Laura Carmody 725-0405
For a full listing for sponsorship opportunities, please click here.

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Oct
15
11:00 AM11:00

Healthy Living for the Brain and Body

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

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Oct
6
8:30 AM08:30

Memory Conference: Living in the Moment

On Thursday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, October 6,  in honor of the King’s Daughters Organization’s 125th Anniversary, they will join SIU Medicine's Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders and the Neuroscience Institute to bring national speaker, Dr. Beth Nolan PhD, to town. These free presentations are designed for family, friends and hands-on care staff to improve skills to help Care Givers become Care Partners.

These topics will help all to learn about the “positive approach to care” method, created by leading dementia educator Teepa Snow.  Her method recognizes individuals changing abilities as they progress through the disease and it emphasizes the value of connection.

Thursday, October 4,  Refreshments 5:30 p.m., Speaker 6-8 p.m., Dr. Beth Nolan will present  "Understanding Dementia: A Positive Approach Using What We Know.

Saturday, October 6,  Refreshments 8:30 a.m., Speaker 9:00 a.m.- noon, Dr. Beth Nolan will present "Living in the Moment”.

Come to one or both sessions at no cost. Register for the October 4 and 6 sessions by calling Vono Medical Supplies at 217-744-0040. Please specify which session or sessions you will attend

For an article published in Senior News with more information on this seminar as well as other programs for others living with or caring for people with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, please click here

 

Dr. Beth Nolan

Beth A. D. Nolan, Ph.D. works for Positive Approach™ to Care (PAC), Director of Certifications, a training and advocacy organization offering techniques used by professionals and families working or living with dementia or other brain changes. Dr. Nolan received her Ph.D. in applied gerontology from the University of Kansas, holds master’s degrees in Human Development and Applied Behavior Analysis, and completed her post-doctoral training in geriatric psychiatry at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA. She is formerly an Assistant Professor of Public Health and the Senior Associate Director for the Evaluation Institute at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health. For 20 years, she worked with a variety of human services agencies to translate and implement evidence-based programs for behavioral health, criminal justice, medicine, and senior living.  Dr. Nolan now serves as a Lead Mentor Trainer and Coach, and directs research at PAC, working improve skills to move care givers to become care partners.

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Oct
5
8:30 AM08:30

Memory Conference for Professionals: Enhancing Communication of People Living with Dementia

Link to the brochure, outline and the registration page for the Friday, October 4th session for professionals.  http://www.siumed.edu/neuro/alz/events/memory-conference-professionals-enhancing-communication-people-living-dementia.html

Description

Health care professionals are invited to join SIU Medicine's Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders' Annual Memory Conference, generously supported by the King's Daughters Organization.

View the conference brochure.

Reduced registration fee; CME credits available.

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Oct
4
5:30 PM17:30

Memory Conference: Understanding Dementia

On Thursday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, October 6,  in honor of the King’s Daughters Organization’s 125th Anniversary, they will join SIU Medicine's Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders and the Neuroscience Institute to bring national speaker, Dr. Beth Nolan PhD, to town. These free presentations are designed for family, friends and hands-on care staff to improve skills to help Care Givers become Care Partners.

These topics will help all to learn about the “positive approach to care” method, created by leading dementia educator Teepa Snow.  Her method recognizes individuals changing abilities as they progress through the disease and it emphasizes the value of connection.

Thursday, October 4,  Refreshments 5:30 p.m., Speaker 6-8 p.m., Dr. Beth Nolan will present  "Understanding Dementia: A Positive Approach Using What We Know.

Saturday, October 6,  Refreshments 8:30 a.m., Speaker 9:00 a.m.- noon, Dr. Beth Nolan will present "Living in the Moment”.

Come to one or both sessions at no cost. Register for the October 4 and 6 sessions by calling Vono Medical Supplies at 217-744-0040. Please specify which session or sessions you will attend.

For an article published in Senior News with more information on this seminar as well as other programs for others living with or caring for people with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, please click here

Dr. Beth Nolan

Beth A. D. Nolan, Ph.D. works for Positive Approach™ to Care (PAC), Director of Certifications, a training and advocacy organization offering techniques used by professionals and families working or living with dementia or other brain changes. Dr. Nolan received her Ph.D. in applied gerontology from the University of Kansas, holds master’s degrees in Human Development and Applied Behavior Analysis, and completed her post-doctoral training in geriatric psychiatry at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA. She is formerly an Assistant Professor of Public Health and the Senior Associate Director for the Evaluation Institute at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health. For 20 years, she worked with a variety of human services agencies to translate and implement evidence-based programs for behavioral health, criminal justice, medicine, and senior living.  Dr. Nolan now serves as a Lead Mentor Trainer and Coach, and directs research at PAC, working improve skills to move care givers to become care partners.

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Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Fall Social: Wine Bus Tour

CENTRAL ILLINOIS WINERY TOUR

Round-Trip Transportation on a JRJ Travels Limo Bus

o Comfortable Coach-Style Bus Seating

o Full-Size Restroom on Bus

o Bring Your Own Refreshments for the Bus

Planned Stops at 3 Local Wineries

o Prairie Hill Winery – Oakford

o Sheedy Shores Winery - Loami

o Danenberger Family Vineyards – New Berlin

Pick-up @ Drop-Off at Ameriprise Financial: 2621 Montega, Springfield, IL

Cost: $30 for the transportation to each of the wineries

Limited to the first 26 paid reservations

For reservations, please contact: Jennifer Sylvia: 217.685.2618 or jsylvia723@hotmail.com

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Sep
19
9:00 AM09:00

Style Show Collection Coffee

Collection Coffee for the KDO Style Show

Will be held at Illini Country Club again this year from 9-11.

Looking for jewelry, handbags, silent auction items, gift cards, wine, or baskets.  If you own your own business this is a great way to promote your goods and services!

For more information please contact: Susan Fulks - 816-8973

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Aug
29
6:30 PM18:30

Effective Communication Strategies

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

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Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

Ice Cream Social

NEW DATE!!!

2018 is a year of celebration for The King's Daughters Organization(KDO) and the celebration continues on July 17th, at an old fashioned an Ice Cream Social.

KDO is providing vanilla and chocolate ice cream, cookies and water to the first 300 guests, or as supplies last. Come eat ice cream and cookies at Douglas Park while listening to the sounds of the Springfield Municipal Band.

Join us for refreshments starting at Shelter #3 from 6:30pm - 9:00pm. The band starts at 7:30pm. There is limited permanent seating or bring chairs or blankets for picnic style seating while watching the band.

“We are proud to share this fun event with the community, and we appreciate the support of sponsors Ameren, Sam’s Club, Schnuck’s on Iles and Walmart”, says Laura Carmody, the event chairperson for KDO. “We hope to see you on Tuesday for some summer fun with ice cream, cookies and live music”.

 

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Jun
6
5:30 PM17:30

KDO's 125th Anniversary Gala

SAVE THE DATE

We will be celebrating KDO's 125th anniversary and the longest active women's organization in the state of Illinois!

5:30 - 6:30 Cocktail Hour
6:30 Dinner Served

For reservations, please contact Sally Cadigan: cadamyst@sbcglobal.net

Location: Illini Country Club

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Jun
6
10:00 AM10:00

SIU Minds in Motion

Theme: Farmer's Market

SIU Medicine’s Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders is conducting their new Minds in Motion program designed to improve or maintain participants cognitive, physical and emotional health.  SIU Medicine Center trained staff, supported by volunteers, offer multi-sensory themed programs, a healthy lunch and tai-chi practice the first and third Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 2941 S. Koke Mill Road, Springfield, IL.   

Minds in Motion is supported by a grant from King’s Daughters Organization.

If you are interested, in participating or volunteering,  please contact Susan Helm at 217-502-3992 or susan.helm@comcast.net

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May
11
10:30 AM10:30

KDO Golf Outing

Come Join us for a fun filled afternoon at the Rail Golf Course.  Proceeds from this event will benefit seniors of Sangamon County.

Agenda:

  • Registration 10:30 - 12:30
  • Lunch: 11:00 - 12:00
  • GOLF!
  • Dinner and Silent Auction

Teams will be comprised of four individuals at a cost of $125 per person.  Registration fees include your green and cart fees, lunch and dinner.

Sponsorships are also available from $100 to $2,500.

If interested in joining us or sponsorships please contact Kim Cochran at Kcochran4050@yahoo.com

The Rail Golf Course
1400 S Club House Dr, Springfield, IL 62707

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Mar
13
12:00 PM12:00

American Empress: The Life and Times of Marjorie Merriweather Post

Malinda Craig of Margaret Garfield Circle will be presenting at the Sangamo Club

One of the most dazzling and sybaritic women in 20th century America was also a native of Springfield, IL.  I am referring to Marjorie Merriweather Post, the sole heir to the General Foods fortune.  She was born on March 15, 1887 at 541 Black Ave, in a home owned by her grandparents, Charles Rollin and Carrie Post.  In 1893, her family home was purchased by the King’s Daughter’s Organization and operated by them as a home for aging women who were unable to care for themselves. Marjorie’s father, C. W. Post, contributed funds to help King’s Daughter’s establish an endowment fund to support the charitable function as a memorial to his mother, Carrie Post.  Over the years of its operation, Marjorie also made contributions, including a contribution to help make possible the addition to the home in 1921.

Sangamo Club at 227 E. Adams St, Springfield, IL 2701. Lunch is $22 and reservations can be made by calling 217 544-1793.

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Mar
3
11:00 AM11:00

Your Service * Your Health * Our Focus

Presented by the Alzheimer's Association

Join us for a free education program on memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease for veterans, their families and their friends

Did you know that veterans are at an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease? Join us to learn more about memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and why early detection is the best way to increase the quality of life for those diagnosed and their families.

Call today and join us for this valuable education program!

Please register by phone or online
217-726-5184  or alz.org/illinois

Location: American Legion Post 32
1120 E. Sangamon
Springfield, IL 62702

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