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Meet the Panelists for Getting Your Affairs in Order.

Thanks to these experts on aging for agreeing to be on our Getting Your Affairs in Order Panel Discussion on May 8, 2024, at Flying Pig Improv, 3203 E. Douglas Ave. in Wichita, Kansas.



About the event: Do you know that more than half of adults in the U.S. don’t have a will? Even if you don’t have a lot of wealth to distribute, a will is still important unless you want the state to decide where your assets go!


In this informative panel discussion, you’ll discover how to prepare now for the inevitable, what paperwork you need to have in order, and what you need to do to protect your assets. 


This event is open to the public, and everyone is welcome.


The registration fee is $10 at the door or in advance.

We are meeting at Flying Pig Improv at 3203 E. Douglas Ave. from 6 to 8 PM.


Panelists:


Pic of Vicky Cleary

Central Plains Area Agency of Aging Representative


For over 40 years, the Central Plains Area Agency on Aging (CPAAA) has helped guide older adults, caregivers, and persons with disabilities in Butler, Harvey, and Sedgwick Counties, providing information, assistance, and support. Our team of social workers and resource counselors can explain the options and resources available. We have a special focus on seniors who are low-income, minority, non-English speaking, and socially isolated, as well as those with Alzheimer's Disease or at risk for nursing home placement.  

 

CPAAA is located at The Ronald Reagan building in downtown Wichita, 271 W. 3rd St. N, Suite 500, Wichita.   Sedgwick County Transportation at this location coordinates rides and provides access to medical and non-medical transportation.

 


Robert Miller


Robert Miller is a native of Wichita, Kansas.  He and his husband, John, have enjoyed 20+ years together.  He completed his education at Wichita State University including a bachelor’s and master’s in social work with an emphasis in medical social work.  In fact, he is extremely honored to be part of the first graduating class of the then newly founded WSU Master of Social Work program in 2001.

Totaling 25 years of professional service, he started with Via Christi Regional Medical, now Ascension Healthcare, in June of 1999, in the Skilled Nursing Unit at St. Joseph Hospital and was cross-trained in CCU, ER, Family Practice, and the Birth Center.  This was the beginning of a career understanding the unique and special needs of the aging, tuning into life experiences that would eventually become a voice of advocacy for many underserved, silenced, and outside the public's line of sight.

In July of 2003, he took on a new challenge as Director of Community Outreach for a newly founded, family-owned, home health and hospice company call Faith Home Health and Hospice. Robert began to fine tune his voice as a community leader, overseeing social work services, bereavement services, community outreach projects and corporate citizenship activities.

After 8 years at Faith Home Health and Hospice, he added even more diversity to his professional experience by diving into the long-term care arena.  In March 2011 he joined another family-owned business, eventually becoming Senior Vice President of Company Development for ComfortCare Homes, serving Residents and families faced with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.  In this time, he led in all aspects of the business including developing innovative approaches to providing dementia care to Wichita and other communities across Kansas. 

 

Today, he has come full circle, sharing his personal and professional experiences as a proud alumni and faculty member of WSU’s College of Health Professions, Public Health Sciences department, and Aging program, while also consulting on the development of aging programs for the university.  As well, he has started his own private care management company, CAREpitch, helping clients maneuver the complexities of the healthcare system for their aging family members.  And if that was not enough, at the age of 52 he started the process of completing an LSCSW (Clinical License in Social Work).

 

Robert has often answered the call to serve, sitting on various local and state boards. He is the cofounder and former Chair of the State Alzheimer’s Conference, once the 3rd largest in the country.  His passion to give back and advocate for change in his community lead to the honor of being asked to sit on the Governor’s Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Task force in 2019.  He continues to give of his time to various local organizations while pursuing his passion in working with the aging population, their caregivers, and all the joys that come with aging. 

 

  

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Dan C. Pearle


Mr. Peare chairs Hinkle Law Firm LLC’s trusts and estates practice group. Under his leadership, the trusts and estates practice has expanded to be one of the top estate planning practices in Kansas.

 

Dan has extensive experience in high-net-worth estate planning, asset protection planning, and planning with family businesses. Dan also assists clients with business valuations, charitable planning, and planning with Life insurance. He has assisted hundreds of business owners, farmers, and ranchers in the preservation and succession of their wealth.


Dan has made numerous presentations relating to trusts, estate planning, and business succession planning on the local and regional levels. He has also had numerous articles published in support of this practice area.


Dan was named to Worth magazine’s 2008 Top 100 Attorneys in the United States, making him the first in the state of Kansas to earn the distinction. He has been recognized by “Best Lawyers in America” and “Kansas/Missouri Super Lawyers.”


He is also active in the local, state, and national bar associations. Dan serves on the board of directors of the Wichita Community Foundation (Board Chair 2020-22), the Wichita Community Foundation, and the Wichita Metropolitan YMCA and is on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the Wichita State University Barton School of Business.


Moderator:


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Jill D. Miller, Finishing School for Modern Women Headmistress, Badass Women of Wichita Alliance Founder

Jill D. Miller is passionate about helping people grow – professionally and personally. Her consulting company, Creative Solutions, has helped fledgling and seasoned entrepreneurs launch and grow out-of-the-ordinary and sometimes quirky ventures since 1998. Jill found her gift for teaching as a corporate trainer and loves influencing young minds as an adjunct professor of Entrepreneurship in the Arts at Wichita State University.

As Headmistress of the Finishing School for Modern Women, Jill has worked with thousands of women, inspiring them to overcome obstacles and move toward their goals. She founded the Badass Women of Wichita Alliance in 2021 with weekly gatherings to build community, promote nonprofits, and develop “badassery.”

After writing a blog for the Finishing School for seven years, Jill was inspired to compile her favorites into her first book, “Never Finished: Practical advice for Modern Women to inspire your fierce, authentic self she published in October 2022.

Active in the Wichita community, Jill leads cultural and women's organizations and is a zealous volunteer. In her spare time, she likes to attend artistic events and relax at home with her miniature rescue poodle, Jack.


This panel is sponsored by Optometric Billings Solutions, optometricbilling.com, (316) 722-2021 and Flying Pig Improv, flyingpigimprov.com, (316) 833-1889


 


Thank you to our sponsor, Optometric Billing Solutions!

Because of their sponsorship, we're able to keep the prices for our Badass Women of Wichita Alliance events at only $10, including panel discussions.


At 10501 W. Hampton Lakes in Maize, OBS is a woman-owned, nationally recognized insurance billing company for optometrist clinics in 43 states. It was named by Wichita Business Journal as one of the best places to work in Wichita, based on confidential employee job satisfaction surveys.


If you’re ready for a career in an employee-centered company with flexible hours and options to work at home after training, OBS wants to talk to you! Go to https://bit.ly/OBSBadass for more information.


Sending a resume to BWWA@obsteam.com and letting OBS know the applicant is referred by the Badass network automatically guarantees them an interview. Make sure they drop your name when they apply! OBS rewards your referral with $150 cash each time the person you sent gets hired!


 

Did you know I've published a book?  Learn more about it here!


 

Because We’re Never Finished  

The Finishing School for Modern Women, located in Wichita, Kansas, offers classes to help women find their authentic selves, not because we need finishing, but because we’re never finished. We bring together women of all ages to learn from experts and each other how to claim our power in business, finance, communication, and life.


To learn more about what we do:

https://www.finishingschoolformodernwomen.com  for our classes and free social membership.


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Phone: 316-841-8927 Email: jill@finishingschoolformodernwomen.com


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