Easterseals Hosts Caregiver Conference

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Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore, with generous support from Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD), is hosting the 13th Annual Easterseals Caregiver Conference on August 23. The theme of this year’s conference is “Laughter is the Best Medicine”. The topics are pertinent for caregivers caring for loved ones of all ages, however, the focus is those caring for adults and seniors. This is a FREE event and will be held at the Embassy Suites in Newark and simulcast at the Milford Wellness Village in Milford. Caregivers will also have an option to log in virtually.

Easterseals is grateful to have the support of Highmark Delaware again this year as sponsor of the keynote speaker, Lon Kieffer. Kieffer is an internationally known motivational speaker, author, and founder of “Defender of Caregivers”. He has spoken to large groups all over the country and his concepts of AWAREness, ACCEPTance, and ALLOWance help caregivers realize their true value.

The conference includes a panel featuring caregivers sharing how they find laughter as they care for their loved ones and a second panel of local experts sharing information about topics related to caregiving. Onsite respite will be offered at each location and once again the conference will host in person exhibitors to provide resources and information for attendees. To register call 302-221-2087 or visit www.Easterseals.com/caregiverconference.

“Easterseals is proud to be able to support caregivers and their families by offering this annual conference,” said Kenan Sklenar, President/CEO of Easterseals. “Caregivers are vital to the people they care for, and the Caregiver Conference provides support and tools to help them. We remind caregivers that they also need to care for themselves.”

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, Respite Voucher program, FYI Assistive Technology Financing program and the assistive technology demonstration center. 

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