Family, Seniors Caregivers and Senior Resource Providers are invited to the Senior Resources Conference and Expo on Friday, September 7 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.. To be held at the Yavapai College Gym, the event will bring together local experts in senior care, senior care resource providers, seniors and caregivers. The event is free and is sponsored by the Senior Connection.
Presentations by local experts will begin at the top of each hour on some of the most sensitive issues relating to the challenges of being a Senior or Caregiver. The schedule is as follows
10 a.m.- “The Road to Dementia – What Are We in For?” by Sam Downing, MD.
11 a.m. – “Compassionate Communication With Those With Dementia” by Leigh Downing, CMC noon – “Healthy Coping Techniques If Grandma Passes” by Adam Bissell, Grief Counselor
1 p.m. – “Caregiver 101 – What You Need to Know” by Debbie Stewart, CEO Senior Connection
2 p.m. – “How Can I Leave My Home of 20, 30 or 40 Years?” by Barbara Kult, Senior Move Manager. Come for the whole day, or just for topics that interest you.
More than 50 local Senior Resource Providers will provide free information about their products and services. These include commercial companies, nonprofits and government organizations. According to Debbie Stewart, CEO of the Senior Connection, “There are a lot of resources available locally. However, it can be difficult to know where to begin and how to find them. Oftentimes, people don’t even know what questions to ask. My goal is to help people find the support they need, and for them to realize there are not alone – help is available. The Conference & Expo is a convenient way to obtain information and answers to your questions, all in one central location.”
The event will occur in the Yavapai College Gymnasium, 1100 East Sheldon in Prescott. Admission is free and attendees may stay for all or part of the day, as their schedule allows. For an event flier or more information about the Senior Connection, including the Online Resource Directory and Caregiver Connection Newsletter, visit www.SeniorConnection.us or call Debbie Stewart at (928) 778-3747. # # #