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Senses and Aging Symposium

Senses and Aging Symposium

Thursday, Oct. 20, 6-8:30 p.m., Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center. No charge to attend, but registration is requested. Refreshments will be provided.


  • Karen Kendrick, OTR/L – “Signs of Low Vision and Fall Risk Prevention”
  • Angela Loucks Alexander, Au.D., MNZAS, CCC-A – “Auditory Processing Disorder in Adults: Testing and Treatment” (video presentation from Australia)

Karen Kendrick, OTR/L, CLVT, is a practicing occupational therapist and certified low vision therapist at Envision Vision Rehabilitation Center, Wichita, and has practiced outpatient low vision rehabilitation for the past 18 years. Karen received her Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy from Newman University in 2001. Karen is also a graduate of the University of Alabama-Birmingham Low Vision Graduate Certificate program, completing the program in 2010. Karen is married to Jeremy and they have two daughters, Emma and Kinley. In her free time, Karen enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys traveling, exercising with friends and helping on their small family farm.

Angela Loucks Alexander received her Doctor of Audiology from the University of Kansas in 2010 and specializes in diagnosing and treating Auditory Processing Disorder (APD). Her TEDx talk, “Escaping the Hidden Prison of Auditory Processing Disorder,” was the most-watched TEDx worldwide in September 2021. She hosts the Between Two Ears podcast and directs the Auditory Processing Institute, where she trains audiologists and speech-language pathologists to provide APD services. She has also created an online, searchable map to help clients find the help they need at APDsupport. com A fun fact about Angela: She grew up in Newton and even went to Bethel College preschool.


The Senses and Aging Fund was established by the Jacob T. and Lola M. Friesen family.


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