Surviving Caregiving Conference

Surviving Caregiving Conference – A Map Through The Maze –
Age Smart Community Resources, St. John’s Community Care and Hospice of Southern Illinois to host the 2017 Surviving Caregiving Conference

Collinsville–  The annual Surviving Caregiving Conference: “A Map Through The Maze”. The free conference is open to the public and will offer valuable information and resources for those caring for aging or disabled loved ones. The conference will take place on Saturday, April 29 at St. John Church – Faith Hall (rear) located at 307 West Clay Street, Collinsville, IL.

The not-for profit agencies involved will provide this conference to anyone in the community who would like to attend and gather information to aid them or an aging loved one.  The conference will be begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 2:30 p.m. A continental breakfast and light lunch will be provided compliments of Age Smart Community Resources and Hospice of Southern Illinois. To register call Age Smart Community Resources at 618-222-2561. This is a free conference, but registration is required.

“We are delighted to be able to offer this conference. We hope that everyone who attends will leave with a sense of hope and lots of helpful resources and tips,” said Nancy Berry, Executive Director for St. John’s Community Care. “St. John’s is providing complimentary care in our Adult Day Program to enable families to attend while their loved one enjoys a day out”.

          Keynote Presentations:

♦ Legal and Financial Issues – Heidi Dodd, Attorney, Harter, Larson and Dodd
♦ Medications – Benefits and Cautions – Brad Rea, Pharmacist
♦ Hospice of Southern Illinois, Pharmacy Fellow
♦ Caregiver Tips to Make Your Life Easier – Amy Sobrino, MSW
♦ Memory Care Home Solutions
♦ Benefits of Therapy for Your Loved One – Rehabilitation Professionals, Inc.

To register call Age Smart Community Resources at 618-222-2561. The conference is free, but registration is required. Box lunch included.

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