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Easterseals to host caregiver conference Aug. 28

Space limited for free onsite adult respite care
July 17, 2019

Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore and the Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities will host the 9th Annual Easterseals Caregiver Conference Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Embassy Suites in Newark.

With the generous support of Highmark Delaware, Easterseals organizers will welcome this year's keynote speaker, Jennifer FitzPatrick, MSW, LCSW-C, CSP. A caregiver herself, FitzPatrick is the founder of Jenerations Health Education Inc., a healthcare education organization. She has over 20 years’ experience in healthcare Her mission is to help healthcare organizations and professionals grow while empowering patients and their caregivers.

The theme of this year’s event is Caregiving: Up Close and Personal. The topics are pertinent for caregivers caring for loved ones of all ages. Those interested in speaking with and getting caregiving information from aging and disability experts, community organizations, caregiver advocates and support organizations are invited to register for the full-day seminar and exhibits. Registration includes a continental breakfast and lunch. New to this year’s event is free on-site adult respite care provided by Comfort Keepers.

“We are excited for this year’s caregiver conference that focuses on you as the caregiver. So much of caregivers’ focus is on their loved one. The conference is a nice way to turn that focus around on themselves to make sure they have the tools they need. Easterseals is proud to host the caregiver conference once again and help caregivers find the resources they need,” said Kenan Sklenar, president and CEO of Easterseals Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore. “Easterseals is proud to host the caregiver conference once again and help caregivers find the resources they need.”

To register, call 302-221-2087 or go to www.tinyurl.com/CaregiverCon2019. This is a free event. Free onsite adult respite care is available, but space is limited.