Annual Conference



We would like to take this moment to thank each and every member, exhibitor, sponsor, and speaker for being a part of the LeadingAge Oklahoma 2018 Annual Conference.

To each and every conference attendee, thank you for attending. It is our hope that you left the conference with a sense of renewed commitment to providing great service to the elders and others who experience your services and programs.    For your convenience, the conference presentations will be posted to the LeadingAge Oklahoma website by  March 27.

To each and every volunteer who assisted as a Moderator, Room Monitor, and to those who assisted with Registration and the Verifications, thank you for your help with the conference!  Our volunteers are vital to providing a well-organized and professional conference.

We truly appreciate the commitment of our valued sponsors. Your financial support enables us to provide an affordable educational experience, giving more long term care professionals the opportunity to access the tools and education shared at the conference.

We take this opportunity to recognize our conference sponsors:   Ziegler Capital Markets, ValueFirst, Morrison Community Living, Pharmacy Solutions, McKesson, Select Rehabilitation, Sodexo Senior Living, Remedi SeniorCare, Rich & Cartmill, Carson’s Food Service Management, Boomer Solutions, US Foods, RehabCare, TruCare Pharmacy, George Gibbs, BKD CPAs and Advisors, Aegis Therapies, APN Healthcare Inc., Able Sales and Active Sales, Omnicare a CVS Health Company, SeniorDent, Eppstein Uhen Architects, Reliant Rehabilitation, Insurica, Ben E. Keith Co., A/R SNF Solutions, Alliance Bus Transportation, and ADG.

With gratitude, we acknowledge the exhibiting vendors and partners. We sincerely value your partnership and welcome your continued participation.

The LeadingAge Oklahoma Member Dinner and Awards program at the Oklahoma History Center was attended by members, award recipients, guests and sponsors. Thank you for attending this touching event held expressly for the members of LeadingAge Oklahoma.

Congratulations to the 2018 LeadingAge Oklahoma Award Recipients:


Volunteer of the Year – Resident
Benjamin Lacy, Baptist Village of Oklahoma City

Volunteer of the Year – Non-Resident
Bob Winstead, center of Family Love

Outstanding Employee – Administrative Support
Dale Wedel, Fairview Fellowship Home

Outstanding Employee – Dining Services
Shawn Miller, The Commons

Outstanding Employee – Direct Care
Linett Bledsoe, Baptist Village of Oklahoma City

Outstanding Employee – Environmental
Annie Wickson, Baptist Village of Hugo

Outstanding Employee – Life Enrichment
Cheryl Clinkenbeard, Bartlesville Senior Citizen Apartments

Trustee of the Year
Jeanne Sturges, LIFE Senior Services

Trustee of the Year
Larry Taylor, Spanish Cove Retirement Village

Excellence in Community Service and Outreach
The Homestead and Share Medical Center

Best Practice
Saint Simeon’s Fire Pillows/Flags

Transformational Leader in Aging Services
Georgia Devening, Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled


Your dedication and commitment to the long term care profession is an inspiration to all. To each and every individual involved in the aging services profession, you are also to be commended for the work you do each and every day.