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The 17th Annual Striking A Balance Caregiver Conference will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Austin (6505 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78752), from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. AGE of Central Texas and the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area come together every year to co-host the largest, longest-run free caregiver conference in Central Texas.
During this free annual conference, family caregivers discover local resources, learn new skills to meet the needs of their caregiving situation, and connect with other caregivers and local experts on aging. The day also includes a keynote talk by a nationally-renown expert in aging and caregiver concerns, workshops on topics related to caregiving with experts available for questions, along with a complimentary lunch and opportunities to visit with leading senior services non-profit organizations and companies.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Barry J. Jacobs
Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist and family therapist, is one of the country’s leading thinkers, writers, and educators on family caregiving. For his first book, The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers: Looking After Yourself and Your Family While Helping an Aging Parent, he has pulled together several strands from his life – the knowledge gained from personal experiences as a child of a family caregivers, the writing skills honed in his years as a magazine journalist, and professional expertise gleaned during nearly 20 years as a clinician specializing in families and illness. During the past 16 years, Dr. Jacobs has continued to bring attention to the needs of the underserved by devoting himself to families coping with chronic and traumatic illnesses. Since 1994, he has been a faculty member of the Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program in Springfield, PA, where he is responsible for teaching budding family physicians about basic psychiatry, interviewing skills, and being attuned to the needs and emotions of patients’ family members.
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