Held In-Person and Virtually on Saturday, February 25th

Riverbend Church is once again partnering with AGE of Central Texas for the 10th annual “GPS: Navigation for Caregivers” Conference on Saturday, February 25th.  The free conference will be presented in-person at Riverbend Church (4214 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746) and simultaneously online via Zoom, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

This year’s conference will feature a keynote presentation by Kim and Mike Barnes, well-know media personalities and founders of the community website “Parenting Aging Parents.” Mike’s mother is living with Alzheimer’s disease, his dad is in his 80s, and Kim’s mom is also in her 80s. It’s a journey that they know others are going through as well, so that’s why they started their website and blog to provide access to experts, share resources, and “build a community so that we know the right questions to ask, what services and assistance are available and how to find them.”

    2023 Conference Schedule:

    • 9:00 am – 9:30 am: Registration, Sponsor Fair, and Breakfast
    • 9:30 am: Welcome
    • 9:45 am: Session #1 – When to Take Charge
      Mike Gill and Donna Clement of Texas Senior Living Locators, and VeeCee Spear of Barnett & Leuty, PC, will discuss aging in place, knowing when it’s time to make a change, and how to pay for it.  Moderated by Rob Faubion of AGE of Central Texas
      Watch the Video Here
      Download the Powerpoint Slides (PDF)
    • 11:15 am: Lunch & Sponsor Fair
    • 12:45 pm: Session #2 – When Your Caregiving Journey Changes
      Cyndi Cummings of The Cummings Home Team, Seana Wheeler of Arden Courts Memory Care, and June Waters of the Texas State Ombudsman’s Office will help with the challenges of a stressful move and explore the “secrets” of advocacy and care partnership in a long-term care community or facility.  Moderated by Sharon Butler of Riverbend Church.
      Watch the Video Here
    • 2:00 pm: Adjourn

    For the past 9 years, Riverbend Church has hosted the free conference to provide unpaid family caregivers with relevant information and vital resources to help ease the challenges of caring for an aging family member.  Participants discover local resources, acquire skills to better manage their caregiving situation, and connect with national and local experts on aging.

    2023 Presenting Sponsor:

    2023 Hosting Sponsors:

    Cyndi Cummings
    Turnkey Transitions & Cummings Home Team

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