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Striking a Balance 2015 shares caregiver resources

Monday, September 21, 2015

Striking a Balance 2015, a caregivers conference will place national and local resources in front of family caregivers who have dedicated a portion of their life caring for their loved ones.

Organized by the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP) and AGE of Central Texas, the conference will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 26 at Norris Conference Center, 2525 W Anderson Lane, No. 365, Austin. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

“A family caregiver’s dedication to their loved one can be stressful and equal the work of a fulltime job, leaving little time for themselves,” said Jennifer Scott, AAACAP division director. “We have partnered to bring Striking a Balance to Austin for 14 years, so family caregivers have a venue to learn about their resources and know that they are not alone in facing their challenges.”

This year’s conference will feature nationally-acclaimed speaker and author, Dr. Sara Honn Qualls. Qualls will speak on how caregiving changes over time and explain when and how to implement changes. She is the Kraemer Family Professor of Aging Studies and Professor of Psychology, and Director of the Gerontology Center at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

The conference also will feature a number of breakout sessions lead by local experts and vendor information tables.

> Find out more about the conference.
> Discover the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area.

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