The 22nd annual Striking a Balance Caregiver Conference will be held the week of August 14th, with virtual caregiving seminars on August 14th through 17th at 2:00 pm daily (CST), and an in-person Town Hall Meeting & Luncheon on Saturday, August 19th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin (6505 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78752) .  Hosted by AGE of Central Texas and the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area, this annual event is 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.

Virtual Caregiving Seminars

  • Monday, August 14th:
    Engaging Your Family in the Caregiving Journey” with author, columnist, and caregiving expert Dr. Barry J. Jacobs – navigating family dynamics, dealing with guilt as a caregiver, advocating for yourself within the family, and how to deal with a loved one that refuses outside help.
    Watch the video here
    Download the presentation slides here (PDF)
  • Thursday, August 17th:
    Managing Dementia through Effective Caregiving” with Faith Lane, Alzheimer’s Association – managing behaviors, practical information and techniques, how to find help, and why raising your voice as a caregiver is important.
    Watch the video here
    Download the presentation slides here (PDF)

    Saturday, August 19th:

    In-Person Town Hall and Luncheon

    • 10:00 – 11:00 am: Registration, and Resource & Information Fair
    • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm: “Caregiver Town Hall Meeting” moderated by media personality Kim Barnes
    • 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch and Keynote Presentation with TV Personality Chet Garner
    • 1:00 – 2:00 pm: Resource & Information Fair

    Keynote Speaker: Chet Garner

    Chet is the creator, executive producer, writer, and host. Around these parts, they call him the “trail boss.” Chet loves Texas and loves barbecue, which means he considers his job to be the greatest job on earth. Chet is also a proud husband, proud father of 5, Eagle Scout, monthly contributor to Texas Highways Magazine.