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Regional caregivers to gather during annual Striking a Balance Conference

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area and AGE of Central Texas will host the Striking a Balance 2014: 13th Annual Caregiver Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 20.

Held at the Norris Conference Center, 2525 W. Anderson Lane in Austin, the conference will bring together about 200 regional, nonprofessional caregivers of older residents for an educational and networking experience.

 “Striking a Balance is a day for pampering caregivers and providing them with meaningful information to help care for their loved ones and themselves,” said Rene Oldstein, Area Agency on Aging care coordination program manager.

Attendees of the conference can learn about local resources available to them, hear from aging experts and network with other caregivers. 

The conference will feature keynote speaker Wendy Lustbader, a nationally-renowned expert on caregiving and author of "Life Gets Better" and "Taking Care of Family Members".

Following Lustbader, there will be breakout sessions on caregiving topics from other experts, area volunteers and caregivers. Several vendors will be on site to provide information about resources available to caregivers.

“Caregivers are so enthralled with their day-to-day lives, they don’t get a lot of chances to find resources or learn how to cope with the stress they face,” Oldstein said. “This is a place where they can capture all that information. It gives them an opportunity to educate themselves.”

The conference also will offer a free lunch for caregivers and free off-site respite by reservation only at AGE’s Austin Adult Day Health Center, 3710 Cedar St., Austin, TX. Call 512-458-6305 by Sept. 17 to request respite care.

> Register for the conference.
> Download the event's flier.
> Learn more about AAA of the Capital Area.

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