Keynote speaker is Denise M. Brown who will present “Secret Stress Buster – Embracing Limits”#. Brown has over 20 years of experience working with family caregivers. She is a certified professional coach and author who encourages and motivates caregivers to take on a meaningful role.
“This conference will give caregivers much needed resources to help them get through the day. It will also be a place of support, where they can meet others in similar situations of caring for a loved one,”# says Arlene Williams, Health Service Coordinator for Gwinnett Senior Services.
The conference will address issues faced by those caring for another adult (spouse or parent) and those who are relative caregivers of children. There will be seven different topics covering issues about Alzheimer”s, burnout, difficult behaviors, communication, and legal and financial issues. Exhibitors from several program agencies will be onsite to provide valuable resources for family caregivers.
The Family Caregivers Conference will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, 395 West Crogan Street in Lawrenceville on Saturday, November 5 from 9:00am until 3:00pm. The cost is $10 per person. Please contact Julie Lucas at 678.377.6721 to register. Door prizes will be given out during the day.
The event is sponsored by Gwinnett Senior Services, Senior Issues Action Team of Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services, and Friends of Gwinnett County Senior Services.