2nd Thursday Seminars

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The NAMI St. Louis Brown Bag Lecture Series is held the 2nd Thursday of each month.

**Please Note New Location**
: Maryland Heights Community Center
2300 McKelvey Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Time: Noon – 1:00 PM

The Community Center is located at Doresett Road and McKelvey Hill Drive.
From Hwy. 270 take Exit 17 to Dorsett Road, go west and take a right on McKelvey Hill Road.

Bring you lunch and we will provide the drink and cookies when you RSVP using the link below or by calling our HelpLine at 314-962-4670.

Upcoming Topics:


June 14, 2018

Topic: Your Dependent with Special Needs: Making Their Future More Secure

Speaker: Michael Chiodini, Investment Advisor Representative of SII, Chiodini Financial Group, LLC

Families with children and other dependents with special needs, no matter what the age or disability, face serious question about how to best prepare for their future well-being. This workshop addresses such critical issues as protecting government benefit eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), creating Special Needs Trusts and the importance of a Will. Taking steps now can help arrange for a loved one’s well-being today and tomorrow.

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July 12, 2018

Topic: Financial Planning Basics, from surviving to thriving!

Speaker: John A. Priesmeyer, Financial Planner, Thrivent Financial

John Priesmeyer is a fee-based planner who has been with Thrivent for over 12 years focused on providing investment management and financial planning services in the areas of retirement and estate planning. We will cover budgeting and credit; protecting what you care about; investing in your goals; and estate planning ideas everyone needs.

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August 9, 2018

Topic: Journey of a Lifetime

Speaker: Larry Opinsky, Disability Advocate

Larry was introduced to disability 16 years ago when his daughter was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome. His story of understanding this new world will touch on family, school, the medical system, advocacy, transitions and much more. With warmth, laughter, tears, and most of all love, Larry describes the Journey of a Lifetime that he never knew he was going to take.

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September 13, 2018

Topic: Twist Your Body. Untwist Your Life

Speaker: Chien Y. Hung, MSW, MA-G, RYT, Program Director, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and Registered Yoga Teacher

A 15-minute (chair) yoga pose sequence will be taught in this 1-hour presentation. Participants will be lead through a gentle yoga sequence and breathing exercise in the training session, which is conducted with mindfulness and humor. The instructor will then explain how to adopt yoga as an approach to de-stress one’s life, especially in terms of a caregiver-receiver relationship.

After the class, the participants will likely (hopefully) feel relaxed, calm, content, joyful, internally spacious, as well as energized and ready to face the outside world.

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