Better Living for Seniors

The Better Living for Seniors Consortium is a non-profit coalition of more than one hundred providers of elder services in Pinellas county.  Providers recognize with people living longer there is an increasing need to provide FREE education regarding aging issues to all members of society, from children to seniors. 
Therefore, using the expertise within our network, we have established the BLS Speakers Bureau to provide presentations at no charge to organizations of all types:  schools, church groups, clubs, agencies, neighborhood centers, businesses, just to name a few.

Arrangements can be made for short discussions involving one speaker or several speakers for a panel or workshop format.  Some programs are experiential and many include interesting visual aids and handouts. 

             Shane K. Warner,  Elder Law Attorney. 
Shane can speak on a wide range of topics facing seniors including: questions about probate, long-term care planning, general estate planning for trusts, Medicaid planning, and Medicare issues.

  Linda Burhans     

As an expert in Caregiver Advocacy, Linda has facilitated over 600 support groups and workshops for caregivers.  She shares lessons learned and coping tools with thousands of caregivers who attend her events, read her work or hear her speak. Some topics include:  Tips for Caregivers and Fall Prevention

Pat Smoot 

Pat Smoot brings over 25 years of customer satisfaction to the Mortgage industry.  For the past 9yrs she has been a Licensed Mortgage Professional, specializing in Reverse Mortgages. Topic:  The use of Reverse Mortgages in your planning

Regina Satz

Topic- Mobility Planning for your Vehicle to help those with Disabilities

Speaker bureau topics

Nursing Home
Learn how to choose the best nursing home for your loved one

Assisted Living
Learn how to choose the best assisted living facility to fit your loved ones specific needs

Care Management
Why consulting a Care Manager is important and how to locate and identify the right one
to suite the needs of your loved one requiring care

Home & Community Care
Learn the types of Home & Community Care available and how to choose the right services for your loved one's needs

Community Services
Learn how to identify what services are available and how to find them

Financial & Estate Planning -
Learn how most people unnecessarily lose thousands of dollars due to improper or no planning

Mental Health
Keeping a positive mental attitude and recognizing depressing

Never Give Up! The power of staying positive

Healthy Living
Various topics on living healthier and happier

Legal Advise that won't make your head spin
Not having properly written legal documents in place can cost you and your family time, money and aggravation

Government Benefits
Learn how to get the most out of Medicare, Medicaid and/or Veterans Assistance

Caregiver Support
Tips for caregivers, journaling to cope, resources for caregivers

Fall Prevention
Who is at risk and tips to reduce risk

Grief Management
Moving forward with Grace after a loved one passes

Hearing Loss
How it happens, why it happens and what you can do

Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation
Learn how to recognize physical, mental neglect and/or financial abuse

Are you prepared, do you have support?

Senior Coping Strategies
Age related changes - physical, emotional & social

If you would like to arrange for one of our speakers for your group/meeting please print the document below
or contact Shane Warner at 

Request a Speaker

If you are interested in becoming one of our speakers
please complete the application below and fax it to 727-797-4733

Application to be a Speaker

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