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Health First
Offers Free Caregiving for Seniors Annual Conference
Providing care and support for aging loved ones can be a worthwhile journey – yet challenging at times. Health First is here to support those caregivers, providing a day for them to relax, learn and connect.
Health First’s 14th annual Caregiving for Seniors Conference is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, 200 Rialto Place, Melbourne.
Keynote speaker Lori La Bey will provide inspiring and helpful information to caregivers with “Hanging by a Thread – Saving Yourself While Caring for Others.” The founder
of Alzheimer’s Speaks, a Minnesota based advocacy group that provides education and support for those dealing with dementia, La Bey will also speak in a separate session about “Family Gatherings and Traveling with Dementia: Driving and How to Address the Challenges.”
La Bey hosts a radio show dedicated to dementia, as well as hosts “Dementia Chats,” a free educational webinar series, featuring experts who have been diagnosed with the disease.
La Bey’s own mother struggled with dementia for more than 30 years, and she is dedicated to providing a variety of free resources to connect family, friends, professionals, advocates and others dealing with dementia who are interested in learning how to live positive and purpose- lled lives. Her goal is to continue to develop and provide unique delivery systems that offer 24/7 access. La Bey was honored by American journalist and activist Maria Shriver as an “Architect of Change” for humanity. Television host and author Dr. Mehmet Oz named her the “Number One In uencer Online for Alzheimer’s.”
The event will also feature an afternoon session with
Dr. Visa Srinivasan, Medical Director of Health First Aging Services. Dr. Visa will moderate a panel of experts to help guide caregivers on the different stages of the journey. The panel will include a social worker, nurse care manager, elder law attorney and representatives from Health First Private Duty Home Care and Hospice of Health First.
The Health First Caregiving for Seniors Annual Conference includes an Exhibitor Resource Fair, a complimentary lunch
and opportunities to win door prizes. Space is limited, and reservations must be made in advance by calling 321.434.4335. If you need care for your loved one in order to attend the conference, please call SarahCare at 321.676.3460 after registering. The adult day care center can offer respite for your loved one for a nominal fee during this event.
The Health First Center for Family Caregivers is a service of the Health First Aging Services, which is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of older adults living in Brevard County. Through increasing the availability of high-quality senior and geriatric care services across the care continuum, Health First has been helping seniors for more than a decade. For more information on Health First Aging Services, please visit our website at SS
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