Free Family Caregivers Conference on November 17

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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

November is National Family Caregivers Month. The 14th annual Washington County Family Caregivers Conference will take place on Friday, November 17, 2017, from 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m., at Tuality Health Education Center, 334 SE 8th Ave, Hillsboro. The conference is free for family caregivers. Lunch is included. Registration is required by calling 503-846-3089.

This year’s conference is titled “Nourish Your Mind, Body and Spirit.” Information presented will include whole health for caregivers, maintaining a loving relationship while meeting the challenges of caregiving, effective approaches to common challenging behaviors, legal considerations for family caregivers, family caregivers as storytellers, and paying for care when funds are limited.

Master storyteller and consultant Paul Iarrobino will present the keynote, “The Practical Side of Self-Care and Resilience.”

This conference is sponsored by Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services Family Caregiver Support Program, Tuality Healthcare and VA Portland Caregiver Services, with support from the Law Offices of Nay and Friedenberg, Adeo In Home Care and Home Instead Senior Care.

Media Contact:

Wendy Gordon, Communications Coordinator/PIO