Easterseals Hosts Caregiver Conference
Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore and the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD) are hosting Easterseals annual Caregiver Conference August 29 at the Executive Banquet and Conference Center, 205 Executive Drive in Newark, DE. To register call 302-221-2087 or visit www.tinyurl.com/2018caregiverconference. This is a FREE event.
With the generous support of Highmark Delaware, Easterseals is excited to introduce this year's Keynote Speaker, Jane Hamilton MSN, RN. Hamilton is the founder and CEO of Partners on the Path. She has been a nurse for 40 years and a caregiver for over 20 years. Hamilton brings a wealth of knowledge for “managing caregiver stress, preventing compassion fatigue and coping with transition.” (www.partnersonthepath.com)
The theme of the event is “Plan Today to Thrive Tomorrow.” 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.
“There is no better time than now to invest in yourself. Easterseals understands caregiving is a hard job. We want you to take care of yourself now so you are able to continue to be a caregiver in the future,” 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.
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 Easterseals helps children and adults with disabilities, call 1-800-677-3800 or visit www.de.easterseals.com.