Free Family Caregiver Conference on November 16
For Immediate Release Friday, October 26, 2012
November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to pay tribute to individuals who ensure the health and well-being of their relatives and loved ones.
A one-day conference called "The Heroic Work of Caregiving" will take place on Friday, November 16, from 9:00-2:30, at Tuality Health Education Center, 334 SE 8th Ave, Hillsboro.
This conference is free for unpaid family caregivers. Morning refreshments and a boxed lunch will be provided.
This year's conference will focus on providing care while caring for yourself; determining the best housing options at home or in the community; legal considerations and financial decisions in caregiving; caring for someone who is losing their ability to communicate; plus a panel of representatives from various agencies will discuss how to find help in the community. There will be special emphasis on services and support for veterans.
Keynote speaker, Rev. Bruce Rumsch, a veteran and family caregiver, will share a message of hope and encouragement. A brief ceremony recognizing all veterans in attendance will be led by Liz Fischer of Hospice and Palliative Care of Washington County.
A resource fair with community service agencies and organizations will be held in the lobby throughout the morning.
This event is sponsored by Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services' Family Caregiver Support Program, OSU Extension Service and Tuality Healthcare.
Reservations are required and space is limited. Call 503-846-3089.
Contact:Wendy Gordon, Communications Coordinator/PIO