NEW CASTLE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: EasterSeals to Host Caregiver Conference


New Castle County Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on July 29.

Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore and the Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD) are hosting the 9th annual Easterseals Caregiver Conference on August 28 at its NEW LOCATION, the Embassy Suites, 654 S. College Ave. in Newark, DE. To register call 302-221-2087 or visit www.tinyurl.com/CaregiverCon2019. This is a FREE event. New this year: free onsite adult respite care is available, but space is limited.

With the generous support of Highmark Delaware, Easterseals is excited to introduce this year's Keynote Speaker, Jennifer FitzPatrick, MSW, LCSW-C, CSP. FitzPatrick, a caregiver herself, 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 FREE 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,” Kenan Sklenar, President/CEO of Easterseals, said. “Easterseals is proud to host the caregiver conference once again and help caregivers find the resources they need.”

The Caregiver Conference is one example of the ongoing partnership between Easterseals and DSAAPD to address the growing needs of Delaware caregivers. In addition, the Easterseals Community Outreach Program offers resources and support to caregivers through its many programs including: The Caregiver Resource Center, Lifespan Respite grants, FYI Assistive Technology Financing program and the assistive technology demonstration center.

For 100 years nationally, Easterseals has served as an indispensable resource for individuals with disabilities, veterans, seniors and their families. Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore offers a range of services, including children’s therapies, assistive technology, recreational camping, day programs for adults with physical or intellectual disabilities, and respite services for caregivers. To learn more about how your local Easterseals helps children and adults with disabilities, call 1-800-677-3800 or visit www.de.easterseals.com.

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