Caregiving Symposium, Wednesday May 22 –Information and support for family caregivers

The following is a press release from Boulder County and is published by the Longmont Observer as a public service.

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The 14th Annual Caregiving Symposium, brought to you by Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, a Community Services Department, will take place Wednesday, May 22, at the Jewish Community Center in Boulder.

This event is for Boulder County residents who provide care for older relatives, partners or friends, and is open to the general public as well. It provides family caregivers the opportunity to visit with service providers, enhance caregiving skills, learn about eldercare issues, and share with each other. The event is sponsored by Boulder Medical Center, Hover Communities, and TRU PACE.

What: 14th Annual Caregiving Symposium,
When: Wednesday, May 22, 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. or 12:30 – 4:15 p.m., or for sessions in Spanish, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: The Jewish Community Center, 6007 Oreg Ave, Boulder 
Cost: Free, though preregistration is required.

Attendees can register for either the morning session, 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.; the afternoon session, 12:30 – 4:15 p.m. (when topics are repeated); or for workshops in Spanish, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. General admission for the Caregiving Symposium is free, but registration by May 12 is required. Registration can be completed by calling 303-441-1685 or visiting 
https://2019CaregivingSymposium.Eventbrite.com, where you can also see the full agenda. Walk-in registration may be available, space permitting.

For more information about the symposium, contact Juliette Kershner, Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, at 303-678-6116 or infoCaregiver@bouldercounty.org.

Financial assistance for respite care (substitute elder care) is available. Call 303-678-6284 to learn more.

The Caregiving Symposium features a resource fair of 80-plus local service providers, complimentary snacks, informative workshops on topics such as dementia, self-care for the caregiver, elder attorney guidance on planning for decision making, technology to support caregivers, finding resilience as a caregiver, mindful caregiving, family caregiving for someone in long-term care, and more.

A caregiver who regularly attends the annual Caregiving Symposium says, “I wouldn’t miss this event. Each one helps me learn more about being a caregiver and reminds me that there’s a lot of support available in our community.”

The 2019 Caregiving Symposium is co-sponsored by Aging Services Foundation, Flatirons Health & Rehab, Halcyon Hospice and Palliative Care, HomeCare of the Rockies, LifeCare Center of Longmont, Relay Colorado, Alta Vita, Brookdale Longmont, The Carillon, 50 Plus Marketplace, Frasier, HCR ManorCare, PASCO, The Peaks at Old Laramie Trail, Vincent, Romeo & Rodriguez, and other local agencies.


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