The demand for family caregivers for adults who are 65 or older is increasing significantly, and family caregivers need more recognition, information and support to fulfill their responsibilities and maintain their own health, financial security and well-being.
We invite our community-partners who play a role in providing and paying for services for family caregivers to attend our “Connecting to Caregivers,” event on the morning of October 15 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Syracuse, NY. Breakfast and registration is from 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m., and the event starts promptly at 9 a.m.
Featuring the nationally-recognized speaker and co-author of Driving Miss Norma, attendees will hear the extraordinary story from Ramie Liddle, daughter-in-law of Norma Bauerschmidt, who along with her husband Tim were not only caregivers for Norma, but shared an incredible cross-country journey with her as she lived the remaining year of her life to the fullest on the road. Her story portrays a transformative journey of living life on your own terms and teaches us that it is never too late to begin an adventure, inspire hope or become a trailblazer.
Ramie will be joined by a diverse group of service providers for a panel discussion around building respite services that fit the needs of family caregivers in their communities. We will also open up a group conversation on how the community might better address the unmet needs of family caregivers in our region, discuss caregiver funding opportunities and critical updates to current national and state caregiving policies.
Participants will leave informed and inspired to connect with caregivers in their communities in new and meaningful ways.
There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Please register by Friday, October 5, 2018.
For event details, and to register, click here.