The 19th Annual Striking A Balance Caregiver Conference will be held as an expanded virtual event during the week of August 17th. 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.
Registration will open July 15, 2020 – check back soon for updates and more information on this year’s conference!
Keynote Speaker: Marty Richards, MSW, LCSW
For more than 40 years, Marty Richards has been a social worker and teacher. Receiving her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Washington in 1970, she has spent her career working in the community, in long term care facilities, and in institutions of higher learning. Marty has worked with individuals and families and has also been a community educator. She frequently makes presentations at professional forums and within the religious community. She is the author of author of Caresharing: A Reciprocal Approach to Caregiving and Care Receiving in the Complexities of Aging, Illness or Disability published by and available from SkyLight Paths Publishing. She is also the primary author of Choosing a Nursing Home: A Guidebook for Families, Eldercare: The Best Resources to Help You Help Your Aging Relatives, and Caregiving: Church & Family Together. She has also published several articles on the subject of eldercare.
Sponsorship opportunities are now available, ranging from $500 to $2,000.
2019 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Eboni Green
“Bridging the Family Communication Gap”
Dr. Green is the President and CEO of Caregiver Support Services, and the author of three books: At the Heart of the Matter, Caregiving in the New Millennium, and Reflections from the Soul, and currently writes a monthly article that focuses on self-care among caregivers. Green has extensive experience focused on caregivers’ health and wellness, with an emphasis on caregiver stress, burnout, and related family conflicts. She has contributed to a number of publications and given presentations that focus on training, assessing, and supporting caregivers.
- Handling Grief
- Combating Frauds and Scams
- Home Health and Medication Safety
- Advanced Care Planning
- Viewing Care Through the Eyes of the Care Receiver
- Q&A Panel Sessions
Registration for the 2019 Striking a Balance Caregiver Conference is now full. To be placed on the attendee waiting list, call Michelle Davis, CAPCOG Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area administrative assistant, at (512) 916-6182.