The 18th Annual Striking A Balance Caregiver Conference will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Austin (6505 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78752), from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 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.
Free respite will also be available at the AGE of Central Texas Thrive Social & Wellness Center, located at 3710 Cedar Street in Austin. Requests for respite care must be made by calling (512) 600-9275 by Wednesday, August 21st.
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.
2019 Conference Sponsors: