“Caregivers – What you may not know!”
The Southeast Kansas Senior Safety and Wellness Coalition will be
sponsoring a conference to be held January 16, 23, and 30 in Coffeyville, Chanute, and Parsons.
The conference focuses on the aging population and what
caregivers should be aware of and how to protect the abuse, neglect,
and exploitation of the aging person(s) and their resources.
“If it sounds too good to be true – it is.- Financial Concerns”
will be presented by Tony Celeste – Chief of Police of Coffeyville
and will be held January 16, 1pm – 3pm at the Coffeyville Windsor
Event Center, 102 W. 8th,
“Don’t Ask Me to Remember” – When memories are not as good as they
used to be”
will be presented
By Linda Farrah, BSN on January 23 from 10am – 12pm at the Chanute
Memorial Auditorium, 101 S. Lincoln,
a Mess” - Understanding the Continuum of Clutter”
will be presented by Nancy Trout, LSCSW on January 30, 10am -12pm at
the Parsons Municipal Bldg., 112 S. 17th
Anthony Celeste is the Chief of Police with the Coffeyville Police
Department. He attended
the University of Central Missouri,
where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in
Criminal Justice and a minor in Fire Science.
Anthony has spent his professional career within the
emergency services field.
He joined the Springfield Missouri Police Department in 1998.
After serving ten years with the Springfield Police Department,
Anthony and his family moved to Topeka, Kansas
to work for the Lawrence Police Department.
In 2009, Anthony accepted a position with the Kansas Attorney
General’s Office, a position which allowed him to return to criminal
under Attorney General Stephen Six, Anthony was a key founding
member of the Kansas Identity Theft Enforcement Team, and the Child
Shield Task Force.
Continuing his career under Attorney General Derek Schmidt, Anthony
became the Special Agent in Charge within the Criminal Division.
In July of 2012, Anthony accepted the position of Chief of
Police with the Coffeyville Police Department.
Celeste is a member of the Kansas Peace Officers Association,
the Kansas Association of Hostage Negotiators, and the National
Technical Investigator’s Association.
Nancy Trout is a licensed clinical social worker at Prairie
View, Inc. providing care in their Legacy
office in Wichita, Kansas.
Ms. Trout graduated from the
of Kansas with an MSW
in 1968 and has specialized in mental health care and coordination
throughout her career.
She has specialized in outpatient services for older adults since
1988. Ms. Trout is the mental health consultant for the Sedgwick
County Hoarding Task Force offering clinical services, community
education, psycho-educational groups and ongoing support groups for
those who struggle with clutter and hoarding.
She has also provided workshops on grief and loss, caregiving,
mental health care for older adults, and hoarding at local, state,
and national conferences.
Linda Farrar has dedicated her professional career to
providing elders in senior living centers with quality of life and
quality of care. Linda
received her BSN from The University of Iowa and her post-graduate
Licensed Adult Care Home Administrator education from
Kansas University. In 2000, Linda obtained her
Nursing Home Administrator’s license and has served in the roles of
administrator, Executive Director, Executive Management and Chief
Operating Officer. In
July, 2011, Linda retired from her full-time position to enable her
the time to enhance her work with elders in a consulting role.
In 2009, Linda and her husband Carl developed LICAMedMan, a
web-based geriatric medication guide that enables staff to generate
individualized medication care plans and physician communication
tools. Linda is a
Kansas-approved Certified Activity Director instructor, and a
certified ELNEC (End of Life Nursing Education Consortium).
In the recent past, Linda has presented webinars for Kansas
Health Care Association and LeadingAge Kansas.
Linda has maintained a positive working relationship with
Kansas Department on Aging and Disability Services’ regulators and
currently serves on a Survey Consistency Taskforce with KDADS
regulators and other providers to improve the survey process in Kansas within the current regulatory parameters.
Linda has also served on the Health Occupation Credentialing
Advisory Committee and the Washburn University School of Nursing
Educational Advisory Council.
The conference is targeted toward caregivers – anyone who is
responsible for the care of a person(s)who has poor mental health,
is physically disabled or whose health is impaired by sickness or
old age. Anyone is welcome to attend with certificates of attendance
conference is free to attend and pre-registration is not mandatory
but appreciated by calling Susan Hill (620) 332-1912.
The conference is sponsored by the Southeast Kansas Senior Safety
and Wellness Coalition, with funding provided by a grant of the
Prevention of Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation from the Kansas
Department of Aging and Disability Services.