10th annual Conference for Caregivers on Sept. 8
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[August 25, 2012]
SPRINGFIELD -- On Sept. 8, the
Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland will host its 10th annual
Conference for Caregivers at Northfield Inn, Suites and Conference
Center, Springfield, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The conference will be of
interest to informal caregivers of older friends or family members
and for grandparents or other relatives raising children.
The goal of the conference is to provide practical information that
will help caregivers continue to provide quality care to others
while maintaining balance in their own lives.
are unpaid individuals such as family members, friends and neighbors
who provide assistance to someone who is to some degree
incapacitated and in need of help with tasks such as grocery
shopping, bill paying, cooking or personal care. Grandparents or
other relatives raising grandchildren have accepted primary
responsibility for raising one or more children through age 18.
Experts will present information on such topics as "Challenges to
Effective Communication," "Medicaid and Long-Term Care," "Disaster
Preparedness," "Understanding Individual Education Plans," and more.
Exhibitors will provide information about services and products
that can make caregiving easier. These exhibits will be open to the
general public from 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Luncheon speaker Bob Stromberg will draw from his unique and
uplifting style of comic storytelling to give the group a chance to
stop and laugh together while reflecting on the things that really
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Lunch will be provided. A $10 registration fee is required but
will be refunded to those who attend the conference. Registration
must be received by Aug. 31.
If respite care (a substitute caregiver) is needed in order for a
caregiver to attend the conference, arrangements may be made through
the Area Agency on Aging.
For registration information, contact the Area Agency on Aging at
217-787-9234 or 1-800-252-2918.
[Text from file received from
Area Agency on Aging for