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Coping – Talk focus on dementia and finances

Following a two-year hiatus due to COVID precautions, the annual Sister Marilyn Schwab Memorial Lecture returns Sept. 27, 6 p.m. It will be held in Agatha Hall at Queen of Angels Monastery, 840 S Main St., Mt. Angel.

This year’s presentation is geared to aid families dealing with a loved one’s dementia. This is the 24th year of the lecture series. This year’s topic is “What’s a Family to Do When Dementia Impairs a Loved One’s Ability to Manage Finances.” 

Agatha Hall at Queen of Angels Monastery will be the setting fot the 24th Sister Marilyn Schwab Memorial Lecture.
Agatha Hall at Queen of Angels Monastery will be the setting fot the 24th Sister Marilyn Schwab Memorial Lecture.

Expert presenters will be Janell Neufeld, Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Providence Medical Group, and Jennifer Smith, Esq., elder law attorney with Sherman Sherman Johnnie & Hoyt, LLP.

Consistent with tradition, the lecture is offered as a cooperative effort of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount Angel and Providence Benedictine Nursing Center as a gift back to the community that has supported these two nonprofits for so many years. Admission is free.

Costs of putting on the Lecture –including topic-related informational handouts, refreshments and light snacks have been covered thanks to a generous sponsorship by Maps Community Foundation, the philanthropic branch of Maps Credit Union, a member-owned financial cooperative with 73,000 members and 10 full-service branches serving the Mid-Willamette Valley region.

The annual Schwab Memorial Lecture highlights Sr. Marilyn Schwab’s legacy of innovation, inspiration and wellness. Under her leadership, the Benedictine Nursing Center (now Providence Benedictine Nursing Center) became a national leader in long term care, renowned for progressive and compassionate care. 

Sr. Marilyn also served as Prioress of the Benedictine Sisters, and left a rich legacy of loving service to her community.

The event is free and open to the public, however, organizers would appreciate an RSVP to arrange for refreshments and materials. Call 503-845-6841.

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