The 6th Annual Williamson County Caregiver Conference returns to the Wingate by Wyndham Round Rock Hotel & Conference Center (1209 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, Round Rock, TX 78664) on Saturday, September 21, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Registration Is Now Open!
The annual event was created to help ease the challenges of caring for an aging family member by providing unpaid caregivers with relevant information and vital resources. The attendees will discover local resources, acquire skills to better manage their caregiving situation, and connect with other caregivers and local experts on aging. The day also includes workshops on topics related to caregiving, with experts available for questions.
Registration for the Williamson County Caregiver Conference is free, and includes all presentations, resources, and lunch. Participants must pre-register by visiting http://TinyURL.com/WilcoCC2019. Registration is now open and space is limited.
Free older adult respite will also be available during the Conference at the AGE Thrive Social & Wellness Center, located at 475 Round Rock West Drive, #120. Requests for respite care can be made by calling (512) 600-9275 before Wednesday, September 18th.
Keynote Speaker: Amanda Fredriksen, Associate State Director of Advocacy, AARP Texas --
"Championing Caregivers in Central Texas: Advocacy and Legislation"
AARP Texas Associate State Director of Advocacy Amanda Fredriksen will discuss state and federal advocacy efforts underway to support family caregivers, the impact of family caregivers on recent state and federal legislation, and how people can get involved in championing caregiving. Issues Amanda will cover include the CARE Act, nursing home quality, funding for respite care, and more.
"Looking at Art: A Shared Experience"
Blanton Museum of Art Museum Educator, Family and Community Programs
Emphasizing the value of a shared museum experience for both care recipients and caregivers, in order to stimulate meaningful conversation, enhance mood, and reflect on positive aspects of life.
"Preventing Falls and Caregiver Safety"
Dr. Amy Walters
Assistant Professor, Doctor of Physical Program, St. Augustine University Physical Therapy Dept.
Dr. Amy Walters along with physical therapy students from the University of St. Augustine will demonstrate falls prevention techniques, safety evaluation, and how to safely move and transfer a care recipient who has limited mobility.
2019 Conference Sponsors:
All 2019 Williamson County Caregiver Conference
sponsorships are now sold out — join us next year!