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Striking A Balance Caregiver Conference

New Date - Saturday, December 2, 2017

The 16th Annual†Striking A Balance†Caregiver Conference will be held on Saturday, December 2, 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.


  1. If you already registered for the original Striking a Balance Conference date of September 23rd, you are still registered for the new rescheduled date of December 2nd -- you can call the Area Agency on Aging to confirm your registration: (512) 916-6182.
  2. If you did not register yet for the Conference, and would like to attend on the new date, simply click the link below to register for free:

This Year's Keynote Speaker:†Jane Meier Hamilton, MSN, RN

Jane Meier Hamilton is the CEO and Founder of Partners on the Path, LLC, providing caregiver support programs to businesses that employ, and non-profits that support caregivers.

A nurse for 40 years and family caregiver for 20, she has created research-based, resilience-building resources to help caregivers remain productive while working, and compassionate while caring. Jane is a skilled consultant, educator, author, group facilitator and public speaker who has consulted with more than 150 organizations and presented over 3,000 workshops and keynote addresses, nationwide.


To stay up-to-date with the latest information on this and other caregiving offerings from AGE of Central Texas,†click here to sign up for the 'Caregiver Communique'†-- a monthly e-newsletter filled with resources and information just for caregivers.

2017 Breakout Sessions:

- Driving While Aging

- Paying for Long-Term Care

- Challenges in Dementia: Sexual Behaviors

- Synchronization of Medications

- The Resilient Caregiver

-†Take Care, But HOW?!!

- Embracing Exercise


Thank You to the 2017 "Striking a Balance" Caregiver Conference Sponsors:



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2016 Striking a Balance Conference Powerpoint Presentations (PDF):

Keynote Address:
"A Caregiverís Journey: From Advocacy to Caregiving and Back"
Cara L. Magrane, Respite Care of San Antonio, Inc.

Break-Out Sessions:

"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.†

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