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Leader:  Katharine Oehmann, Scott Baird, & Margaret Howell
Session day and frequency:
Weekly on Tuesdays
Time:12pm (Noon) Eastern/11 am Central/10 am Mountain/9 am Pacific
Sessions: 120 minutes
Dates:
Dec 5, 12, 19 & 26, Jan 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, Feb 6, 13, 20 & 27, March 5, 12, 19 & 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, May 7, 14, 21 & 28, June 4, 11, 18 & 25

Find meeting times in your timezone here.

Using Zoom conferencing via your smartphone, landline, Ipad, or laptop.

The Retired Persons Weekly Check-In is a group for ADDA+ members who are retired and would like help with daily structure.  The goal of this group is to provide community and support for older ADHDers struggling to have daily routines, healthy habits, and friends to share the journey with.

Topics will include maintaining relationships, starting and keeping healthy habits, clutter management, and the issues you bring.

This is a forum for mutual acceptance, understanding, and self-discovery with peers. You don’t have to figure out ADD/ADHD on your own, talk to people just like you. Do you have trouble with putting things off? Losing things? Forgetting? So do we.

Together we will explore strategies for creating daily structure, conquering those clutter piles, staying connected to those who are dear, and bringing meaning to our lives. That is exactly what this peer group is all about.

Group Leader Information

Scott Baird – BIO

  • Scott Baird

    I am a 75-year-old ADHD (inattentive) and dyslexic person who tried to ignore my learning differences most of my life. Capitalizing on my unique gift at troubleshooting technical devices, I had a very successful technical support career, working 10 years in the medical field as a field service technician followed by 24 more years as an electronics, network, and desktop computer support technician at the University of Michigan. In 2002 I took a full retirement and devoted myself to providing technical support and teaching computer skills classes to our local Senior Center population. I’ve been coming to terms with my unique brain wiring. I manage my symptoms through exercise, nutrition and a plant-based diet, and connecting with others like me who are also learning about themselves and their gifts. Recently I’ve been meditating to enjoy a calmness and renewal I’ve never known before.

     

  • Katharine Oehmann – BIO

  • Katharine Oehmann

    I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 67 and have spent the last three and a half years learning as much as I can about ADHD and how it has affected my life. I did go through a period of grief over the many things that went wrong in my life due to undiagnosed ADHD. For forty years I was told that I suffered from depression with no real improvement from antidepressants. After I started taking ADHD medication, my life started turning around. As I began to understand what ADHD did in my life, I learned to have compassion on myself for the myriad mistakes I made with my children, my career, and my friends. I have seen a great improvement in my life because of using the many tools I have learned about through reading, videos, and in ADHD support groups. I want to share my experience with others who are on this journey so I have become a facilitator for the Retired Persons weekly Check In Support Group.

     

  • Annette Tabor – bio

  • Annette Tabor

    My name is Annette Tabor. After graduating from Chatham College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I moved to Florida with my husband. There we raised two daughters and we are now the proud grandparents of 3 grandchildren with one more on the way! Two years ago, I retired after teaching, a 40 year career. Now I am tutoring part time and enjoying my grandchildren the rest of the time!

    After I was diagnosed with ADHD late in life, I became a Volunteer Coordinator for CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). I led a local group for over 20 years which offered support, education and advocacy for parents and ADHD adults. Now I am looking forward to Volunteering for ADDA. As an Adult with ADHD and an adult with Sleep Apnea I am relish the opportunity to sharing my knowledge of how Sleep issues correlate to ADHD.

  • Margaret Howell

    Support Groups are open only to ADDA+ Members. If you’re not already a member, join here.
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