September 9 – 11, 2019
Tuscany Suites & Casino · Las Vegas, NV
Walk the Olde Strip with its quarter-mile overhead screen and outdoor entertainment
See re-creations of Coney Island, exploding volcanoes and dancing waters
The Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam are just a short distance away
…And NOTHING can compete with
a few days among peers
to revitalize yourself
while attending beneficial workshops
Please join us! Our first trip to the west coast in a long time promises to bring a new group of attendees!
This year, we are offering an early pricing discount to registrations received before 7/31. The full conference package including all workshops, dinners, keynote speakers and your ticket to The Rat Pack is Back show is only $245.00 for Well Spouse members before 7/31.
Click Here to download and print the registration form. Please note, forms cannot be filled out online. They must be mailed to the WSA office.
Located just minutes from the glittering Las Vegas strip, Tuscany Suites & Casino offers a relaxing getaway. Inspired by the Tuscany region of Northern Italy, the hotel provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere surrounded by beautiful gardens, some of the largest standard suites in Vegas, and many amenities – 2 pools, cabanas, bars, lounges and a spa - to make your stay comfortable. Of course, with a casino right on the property you'll never be bored!
Room rates are $69.00 (Sun 9/8 – Thurs 9/12) and $139.00 (Fri 9/13 – Sat 9/14) plus 13.38% state/local room tax. The normal $28.00/day resort fee has been waived for Well Spouse members. Make your reservations before 8/30 to take advantage of this rate. Use WSA group code 1574NC to make online reservations at https://tuscanylv.webhotel.microsdc.us/ or when you call 1-877-TUSCAN1.
The Rat Pack is Back!
On Tuesday evening, join us to relive the days of the Rat Pack with impersonations of the original Vegas legends, Frank, Sammy and Dean, along with a live big band in the Copa Room at Tuscany Suites & Casino.
This popular show is now in its twentieth smash year with over 7,000 performances in over 40 states, 4 foreign countries and over two million tickets sold. Tickets are offered at a reduced price of only $60.00 to Well Spouse conference attendees and are included as on option on the registration form. Register early as tickets for the show may not be available after 7/31.
On Monday evening, Dr. Zachary White will be our keynote speaker addressing “Communicating Difficult Truths: The Challenges of Explaining Yourself and Your Care Situation”. Dr. White is a WSA Honorary Board member and the author of the recently published book, The Unexpected Journey of Caring: The Transformation from Loved One to Caregiver (copies will be available at the conference). He is also an award-winning professor of communication whose courses address topics such as provider-patient communication, caregiver communication, and the patient experience. As the founder of the caregiver blog and resource “The Unprepared Caregiver” (www.unpreparedcaregiver.com), his original writing voice mixes first-hand experiences, communication expertise, and cultural analysis featuring a care-centered point of view.
Tuesday’s keynote address will be presented by Cynthia Lim, PhD who will discuss “Survival of a Marriage after Brain Injury”. Ms. Lim is a Well Spouse member who holds a BA in Experimental Psychology from UC Santa Barbara, a Masters in Social-Work from UC Berkeley, and a PhD in Social Welfare from UCLA. She has written articles on caregiving and social welfare for many publications and has recently published her memoir, Wherever You Are: A Memoir of Love, Marriage & Brain Injury (copies will be available at theconference). Cynthia's husband passed away in May 2018. You can find out more about her and her work at http://cynthialimwriting.com. You may also read an excerpt of the first chapter here: http://cynthialimwriting.com/excerpt.
Planned workshops include a zumba class, compassionate end-of life decisions, men’s/women’s groups, adolescent challenges and more. Representatives from The Alzheimer’s Association will also present workshops on legal planning, financial planning, as well as understanding and responding to dementia-related disorders. More workshop details will be released as finalized.