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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.
Registration will open on August 15, 2018;
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Thank You to the 2017 "Striking a Balance" Caregiver Conference Sponsors:
2016 Striking a Balance Conference Powerpoint Presentations (PDF):
"A Caregiver’s Journey: From Advocacy to Caregiving and Back"
Cara L. Magrane, Respite Care of San Antonio, Inc.
"How to Plan and Pay for Changes brought about by Aging and Illness"
Virginia Larson, Attorney at Law
"Veterans Administration: How It Can (and Cannot) Help You as a Caregiver"
Rachel Horn and Kelly Ovalle, Department of Veterans Affairs
"Leaving a Legacy: A Caregiver Guide to End-of-Life Decisions"
Jennifer Lopez, Lone Star Lions Eye Bank
"Sensory Changes in Aging"
Rachel Allen, Connect Hearing
Respite Care Video - Informational video from the Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities Services explaining respite care and how if benefits both the care recipient and the caregiver.
2016 "Striking a Balance" Caregiver Conference Sponsors:
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