Family caregivers invited to free conference

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Sponsored by: Health and Human Services Department, Disability, Aging and Veteran Services (DAVS) Division

November is National Family Caregivers Month. The 16th annual Washington County Family Caregiver Conference will take place on Friday, November 15, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., at Tuality Health Education Center, 334 SE 8th Ave, Hillsboro. This free conference is for unpaid family caregivers of older adults. Lunch is included. Space is limited, and registration is required.

This year’s conference, Connecting through Caregiving: Honoring Every Family Caregiver’s Voice, features keynote speaker Elizabeth Eckstrom, MD, MPH, who will present “You CAN Do This: Practical Tools to Build Caregiver Resilience.” Dr. Eckstrom is a professor and chief of geriatrics at OHSU. Her research focuses on promoting a healthy lifestyle in older adults.

Breakout sessions include legal considerations for family caregivers, navigating the aging system, creative engagement, finding ease in caregiving and more.

Simultaneous interpretation will be offered in Spanish to those who request it when registering. Participants who require other accommodations should make their request at least seven days in advance.

Call 503-846-3089 to register or for more information.

The conference is sponsored by Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services Family Caregiver Support Program, OHSU Tuality Healthcare and VA Portland Caregiver Support Program.

Media Contact:

Wendy Gordon, Communications Coordinator/PIO