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                               Public Information Division

                               Department of Customer Services

                               City & County of Honolulu

                               523-4385 (www.co.honolulu.hi.us/)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JUNE 19, 2002

 

CAREGIVER’S CONFERENCE TO BE HELD

 

The City’s Elderly Affairs Division, AARP and HMSA will be co-hosting Caring For Family, Caring For Yourself: A Caregiver’s Conference at the Sheraton Waikiki Resort on Saturday, July 20, 2002, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The conference offers the family caregiver practical, up-to-date resources and information.  Space is limited. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration fee for family and volunteer caregivers is $25 ($30 after July 12); the fee for paid caregivers is $50 ($55 after July 12).  There will be no registration on the day of the conference.  Fees include the day’s workshops, luncheon, refreshments, and resource exhibits. Respite for caregivers is available by contacting Catholic Charities Elderly Services at 595-0077 and the Honolulu Gerontology Program at 543-8405.

The conference will feature dynamic speakers sharing their expertise from such fields as medicine, social work, occupational and physical therapy, public health and law.  Twenty-one concurrent sessions will be offered throughout the day.  The conference is designed so that caregivers can choose the three most helpful sessions for their situations. Sessions include: “Preventing Caregiver Burnout,” “Respite Options,” “Understanding the Dying and Grieving Process,” “Popo’s Pill Problems,”  “Coping with Behavior in Dementia,” “Legal Issues in Caregiving,” “S.O.S: Stretch or Stress,” “Tips and Tools for Easier Home Care,” and many more.

For more information or to obtain registration forms, please call the Senior Hotline at 523-4545 or you may visit the Elderly Affairs Division website at www.elderlyaffairs.com to download the registration form.

 

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Tuesday, July 09, 2002

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