The 15th Annual Community Caregiving Forum is coming up on November 6, but to take full advantage of this amazing forum, you've got to register by November 2! Whether you're a professional or family caregiver, here's a free program with only one purpose - to help you better care for yourself and your care partner.
You can't take care of a client or a loved one if you're not taking care of yourself. Most important of all is understanding all the resources to help you through the challenges of caregiving.
“Engaging Your Physicians as Part of Your Team” is the topic of keynote speakers Joelle Angsten, MD, director of Supportive Care Service for Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, and Kevin O’Neil, MD, chief medical officer for Brookdale Senior Living.
A community resource panel on Medicare, Medicaid, Elderlaw and Disability, Guardianship and Community Resources, will feature Mike Day of the Department of Children and Families, Gil Lee of 211, and Karen Reynolds, DNP, CNS-BC, FGNLA, and Matthew Rheingans, PA.
Caregiving skits on chronic depression, planning for the future, the placement and conversations with your doctor are back this year by popular demand.
Caregivers can take advantage of free respite care, available for individuals with Alzheimer’s or Dementia through the Alzheimer’s Association, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. Call 365.888 to reserve respite care prior to Friday, Oct .23.
Pre-registration for the Forum is required no later than Monday, Nov. 2.
Informational tables will provide opportunities to meet community experts for information and referral during the lunch break. To reserve your seat, contact the Friendship Center Caregiver Resource Center at 941.556.3268.
The Caregiver Forum is presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, Florida Gulf Coast, Jewish Family & Children’s Service, Mental Health Community Centers, Inc., Proeger & Associates, Inc., Sarasota County Library System, Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System, Sarasota Police Department, Senior Friendship Centers, Inc. and Tidewell Hospice, Inc.
Sponsors include the Sarasota County Aging Network, Palm Printing, and the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation.