MILWAUKEE (Sept. 13, 2016) — The 10th Annual Caring for the Caregiver Conference, an event dedicated to supporting family and professional caregivers, will be on Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marquette University Alumni Memorial Union.
The event will feature an outstanding keynote from the former Director of the Milwaukee County Department on Aging, Stephanie Sue Stein, titled “Caregiving: Valuing the Invaluable.” In addition to a gourmet lunch, door prizes and a supportive environment with other caregivers, attendees can choose to participate in workshops, ranging in topics from Alzheimer’s disease, mental health, art therapy, senior financial planning and more. Caregivers will also have access to resource specialists, community information booths, and consultation time with experts from the Alzheimer’s Association, Parkinson’s Association, elder law attorneys, and more.
“This year’s event theme, ‘Silver Linings,’ encourages caregivers to always consider the positive impact they have on those they care for, while reminding them that caring for themselves is equally as important,” said Rachel Olson, Interfaith Older Adult Programs’ Director of Family Caregiver Support.
Registration is now open and costs $15 per person. Caregivers can register online at interfaithmilw.org/caregiverconference16, or by calling (414) 220-8600. Scholarships or reimbursement for respite care may be available: please call to learn more.
Sponsorships are also available for the conference. All sponsors who contribute $250 or more will receive a display table and advertising in event materials. Call (414) 220-8600 to learn more about sponsorships.
Interfaith organizes the conference, in collaboration with: the Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Wisconsin, Aurora Health Care, Crossroads Care Center, Golden Living – Heritage Square, IndependenceFirst, Marquette University, New Health Services, Seasons Hospice, St. Camillus, the VA Medical Center, VITAS Innovative Hospice, and other legal coordinators.
About Interfaith Older Adult Programs: Since 1975, Interfaith responds to the current physical and social challenges of aging by providing innovative programs, successful solutions, and the often much needed extra helping hand. Learn more at www.interfaithmilw.org.